I'M HERE TO EMPOWER YOU!

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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Did you know that today was International Tiger Day?


Did you know that today was International Tiger Day?

I hope you're keeping your tiger happy ... ;o7



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Involuntary Elementary Complementary


Involuntary Elementary Complementary

... or something like that ... ;o7

Happy Friday to my #bokeholicbuddies ... and, erm, anyone who happens by this post ... ;o7. Have a great weekend!

#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 Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon




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Do the Hustle!


Do the Hustle!
Here's the soundtrack for today's post: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ZyT6QW5Pdo ... and to quell your aching need to take it out on the dance floor this weekend → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K-i3m8APn7E ... ;oD

(Two Great Memes That Meme Great Together! – partie quatre)
Fridays are #Bokehlicious and Saturdays are, um, #HustleThatButt-a-licious?

I just love a "partie" ... ;o7

#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 Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon

and...

the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus:

Robin Griggs Wood Ursula Klepper Christin McLeod Sassi Sassmannshausen Lauri Novak Richard Ball Craig Szymanski Melissa Beagle Ellie Kennard Cora Triton Steve Savoie Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum Jon Cassill Tom McGowan Annie Irving Diana Boyd Debby Moran Alex Lapidus Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes Kimmetal Smith Bette Kauffman Liz C Jacqueline Hodsdon Darion Jackman Steven Kennard Sharon Stone Dawn Siadatan Sumit Sen Jasbir S. Randhawa Gazzaroonii T. John Wade Dave Bell Swee Oh Leo Deegan Nancy Battis Vita Patrick Kelly Marilyn Benham Mari Luukkonen Lora Lee Chapman Giselle Savoie Carin Bruce David Q. Cohen Gernot Glaeser Maureen Roberson Brian Grzelewski cobalt please Darcee McCutcheon Annelies Jansen Rachel Ferris Margaret Tompkins Jan Vermeulen Christi Nielsen Jaana Nyström

Don't forget ... there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday. Unless you like to giggle a lot.

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
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Bath Time!


Bath Time!

A little lighthearted, endearing moment to remind us to love and care about our wonderful wildlife on this planet. I just adore elephants. I hope you do, too.

Thinking on my excursions with Jenny Loren and Sassi Sassmannshausen ... :o)

STATUS: Vulnerable
”The International Union for Conservation of Nature released a report in September of 2016 that estimates Africa's elephant population at 415,000––this is a decline of 111,000 elephants. This is reported as the worst decline in the past 25 years.” https://goo.gl/TXwerd

#trunksup #elephantastic #elephant #elephants #elephantnaturepark #elephantsanctuary #love #iloveelephants #elephantbaby #baby #calf #wildlifephotography #wildlifephotography #adorable #wildlifewednesday #ElephantWednesday #threatenedthursday #SaveElephants #ElephantConservation #EndangeredSpecies #AfricanElephant
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Two Great Memes That Meme Great Together! – partie trois


Two Great Memes That Meme Great Together! – partie trois

It's such a natural fit, combining Friday's #bokehlicious  and #SeagullButtSaturday, because Fridays are Bokehlicious and Saturdays are … well, forget it, I'm not going there … let's just say they're fun like Fridays and leave it at that, m'kay?

I'm giving the grand shout-out for this one because I want you all to feel the zen-like calmness of this serene seagullbutt taking in the perfect peace of a bokehlicious evening and have you carry that mood into your whole weekend ... :o))

#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 Art through the Aperture Photography Sean McLean Shelly Corbett Betty Habesch Kal Pant Elizabeth Hahn Michael B. Stuart Paul Moody Toshinori ABE Winnie Young Graham Knights Keith Elliott Jacek N. Kozioł Jasbir S. Randhawa Darion Jackman John Balboni April L Hill Shannon Adelson Dylan Johnson Shelly Gunderson Robin Griggs Wood Kathleen Kent Angie Smith John Getchel Uwe Duwe Magdalena MadZ Wendy Baker Dawn Siadatan wolly wolly Berit Schurse Tom Tran Eve Aebi Isabelle Fortin Cooksterz Littlefield Chris Draper Wendy Verboom Janice LaMere cobalt please Saji Saju Rosie Nixon

and...

the #FunniestNonCuratorsOnGplus.

Robin Griggs Wood Ursula Klepper Christin McLeod Sassi Sassmannshausen Lauri Novak Richard Ball Craig Szymanski Melissa Beagle Ellie Kennard Cora Triton Steve Savoie Pam Wolfe +Joy Mum Jon Cassill Tom McGowan Annie Irving Diana Boyd Debby Moran Alex Lapidus Lou McCorkle +Rob Lopes Kimmetal Smith Bette Kauffman Liz C Jacqueline Hodsdon Darion Jackman Steven Kennard Sharon Stone Dawn Siadatan Sumit Sen Jasbir S. Randhawa Gazzaroonii T. John Wade Dave Bell Swee Oh Leo Deegan Nancy Battis Vita Patrick Kelly Marilyn Benham Mari Luukkonen Lora Lee Chapman Giselle Savoie Carin Bruce David Q. Cohen Gernot Glaeser Maureen Roberson Brian Grzelewski cobalt please Darcee McCutcheon Annelies Jansen Rachel Ferris Margaret Tompkins Jan Vermeulen Christi Nielsen Jaana Nyström


#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus #SeagullButtSaturday

Happy 4th of July, America!


Happy 4th of July, America!
... I hope y'all are staying cool .... ;o))

#4thofJuly #America #USA #IndependenceDay #redwhiteandblue #Happy4thofJuly
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A Rock and a Hard Place


A Rock and a Hard Place

If you ever can't find me, I'm probably in that little valley there between the two ... ;o7

I hope you all have a great week coming up!

#MountainMonday Mountain Monday with thanks to Michael Russell

#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak Jeff Beddow H Peter Ji Dorma Wiggin Landscape Photography

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