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.
You can begin by watching "The Myth of Talent" here:
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I was virtually sleepless last night as a fire raged less than 2 miles away. Praying for folks who were closer to it; praying that the wind didn't change or grow stronger. Last night I went to a high point to keep vigil, watching the blaze overtake an old stand of trees on the crest of the inferno enveloped mountain above my home. My mountain; my trees. I'd hiked, jogged, biked and ran up to the top of that mountain hundreds of times in my life and rested in the shade of those old trees. I cried last night as I watched the flames overtake them.
At 6 A.M. this morning, I awoke from a restless nap and went outside to see if my mountain was overcome. A "Super Scooper" plane passed directly above me, arced towards the mountain and dropped a load on the charred and still smoldering crest. They had worked through the night to keep the flames at bay. We're not out of danger yet––the fire is only 10% contained and there are still many homes in it's wake––but I am so thankful for these men.