I’m an artist . . . but that’s not saying much, because I believe, and it is something that I have devoted my time heavily to convey, that art expression is an inherent property of human nature. The media may vary, but not the innate disposition.

Those that know me have heard my “talent-as-myth” diatribe all too often, and if you end up tuning in to my posts, you will encounter it soon enough. It is my goal to change the notion, which a great number of people resign to, that one needs to have “talent” to pursue the art they feel or want and am doing this on a daily basis through my program in the G+ Mentorship Program for Photographers.

With that as preface, I will probably devote a portion of my posts to inspiring artists, but I also plan to impart other conceptions that I have about life in general, with the goal of elevating, encouraging, enlivening or energizing those who read them.

Let me begin with this:

I wish for you the ability to create for yourself all that your heart desires.


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"The Myth of Talent" by Robin Griggs Wood

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A Little Bokeh Fairytale

A Little Bokeh Fairytale

Once upon a time there were two small specks, that lived out in the Dark, Empty Corners of the World. They were such sad and lonely little specks.

Over in the spacious Rest of the World, the Creative One enjoyed her fun, playing with the light that she gathered in her magic black box, but she wished for someone to share her joy of the light with.

One day, playing as usual under her favorite tree, she heard a small whimper coming from one of the Dark, Empty Corners of the World. She pointed her magic black box in the direction of the sound to shine the light and try to see who it was coming from.

The little specks saw the light created by the magic black box and, it was so beautiful and delicious looking, they started gobbling it up as quickly as they could. The more they ate, the more they grew. They grew and grew and grew and grew!

They grew so big, in fact, that they started to grow together. They could see and touch each other! They had friends! They weren’t the only ones out there! For, they could now see that there were many, many others like them––all gobbling up the delicious light from the magic black box.

The Creative One smiled with pleasure that she had others to share her joy and fun of light with!

And the Bokeh family lived happily ever after.

The Beginning

#FridaysAreBokehlicious   :o) … ˚ºoOoº˚
With a nod and grin to those sundry #bokehlicious #bokeholics (that may rival the non-curator list of a certain non-theme! … ;o7), Leo Deegan Paul Moody Art through the Aperture Photography Nicole H John Balboni Kal Pant Dave Besbris Wendy Chase Wesly Smith Angie Smith Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Shannon Adelson Graham Knights Sean McLean and, erm, me!

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