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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The Baroque Garden

The Baroque Garden

On any given day you can see bunnies munching on the pristine lawn and parrot flocks flying overhead. This isn't the only thing you'll see, if you go to the The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens. It contains many gardens over its 120 acres, including a Chinese Garden, Desert Garden, Japanese Garden, Australian Garden, Camellia Garden, Children's Garden, Conservatory, Herb Garden, Lily Pond, Jungle Garden, Palm Garden, Ranch Garden, Rose Garden, Shakespeare Garden and a Subtropical Garden. Find out more, here: http://www.huntington.org/

An interesting bit of trivia about the fountain at the end of this long expanse graced by statues on either side (most of which dates from the late 17th and early 18th centuries):
The 17th century, Istrian stone, Italian fountain had been brought to England in the early 18th-century and remained there until it was purchased by Henry Huntington in 1915. It was shipped from New York in 48 boxes that filled an entire railway car. Oddly enough, the fountain arrived without assembly instructions and with a few extra pieces. ... ;oD

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