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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You can begin by watching "The Myth of Talent" here:

"The Myth of Talent" by Robin Griggs Wood

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Failin' Op. Sys.

Failin' Op. Sys.
Yep, failing operating system ... my primary workstation, my lovely iMac is dying ... :o(

So, in between the many clicks of endless restarts (while holding down various key combinations), failed system restores (Time Machine, you have betrayed me!), failed OS installs (got one put on an external SSD at least, but "Mac OSX can't repair Macintosh HD") and the error messages as I clone said Macintosh HD to another drive "just in case" (24 hours later and only half copied ... O_o ...), I edited this little Phalaenopsis orchid on my laptop to buoy my spirits.

Pure coincidence that Phalaenopsis is pronounced like "failin' op sys" ... ;o7

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