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.

Start!


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


"The Myth of Talent" by Robin Griggs Wood

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Wishing everyone in the U.S. a Happy Thanksgiving, and everyone else awonderful day, afternoon, evening.


Wishing everyone in the U.S. a Happy Thanksgiving, and everyone else a wonderful day, afternoon, evening.

I am so thankful for my family and friends and most especially to say here, I am thankful for this G+ community, which is an amazing group of individuals that consistently take my breath away with their incredible artistic ability and endear me with their genuinely caring nature.

May you be surrounded by what you love most today!

What are you thankful for?

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#Thanksgiving2017
#thankful #ThankYou #Thanksgiving #happythanksgiving
#grateful #youareawesome #yourock #appreciation

To Each His Own


To Each His Own
Typical beach day in California ... doing whatever you're in the mood for. Hanging with your peeps, snacking, snoozing ... or, in the case of our friend in the back there, checking to see if your butt is still attached in the aftermath of that last horrendous wave ... ;o7

Sanderlings (Sandpipers) ... also known as "peeps" ... :o))

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Waving howdy to my #SeagullButtSaturday peeps!
(please know that there is NO such photography theme as #SeagullButtSaturday) The following people, sometimes posting to the #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus, are actually 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 Kym Kamra 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

#birdsgallery with thanks to Heinrich Wagner


Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#SeagullButtShots
#SeagullButts
#notatheme
#SeagullButtsInDisguise (for other birds; a fine way to use up all those bird shots you took that are "not quite what you were shooting for" and currently languishing on your hard drive.)
#Gulluminati (what the group of non-curators have come to be known as)
#FunniestNonthemeOnGplus (because, isn't it?! … ;oD)
#Splatterday (Jasbir's invention, applicable for, ahem, some conditional shots … ;o7)

#rgwoodpost #Gulluminati #Gullarazzi #FunniestNonthemeOnGplus
#googleplusphotos #hqspbirds #btpbirdpro BTP Bird Pro #birdsgallery #birds4all
#birdloversandwildlife
My G+ albums: https://sites.google.com/site/rgwphotoalbums/
Please feel free to ask me,
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What Heartbreak Looks Like


What Heartbreak Looks Like



#TreeTuesday
Wavin' "howdy" to Ralph Mendoza and David R Robinson

#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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Butterfly & Rainbow


Butterfly & Rainbow
I think the only thing missing here is a unicorn ... ;o7

I recall it was a hot day when I shot this little one and I had the misters on for my plants out front. I got a little surprise in a bonus rainbow behind it when I saw it larger on my computer.

Sorry that I've been so absent of late ... I think I'm well finally ... ;o)

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#macrophotography #MacroMonday #hqspmacro #BTPMacroPro BTP Macro Pro #Macro4All #MacroManiacs #MacroPhotography #Makro

Since You've Been Gone, It's Like A Ghost Town Around Here


Since You've Been Gone, It's Like A Ghost Town Around Here

I meant to share these yesterday for Halloween, but I've been so sick that I can only keep my head up for short bits at a time and I've been giving most of those bits to my students. Here we have the wonderful Liz Kaetterhenry and Alex Bellanger -- only pretending to be dead in Nelson Ghost Town. ... ;o7


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#ShootingGhostsWithoutATripodIsABitch
#NelsonNevada #TGSMU2017 #tgsmu17