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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Livin' for the Weekend


Livin' for the Weekend
My life might look tangled, but it's all headed towards a purpose ... :o)

Side note: back in my junior college days, the professor had an assistant, Rosetta, who used to say "Livin' for the weekend!" all the time––like a broken record. Though, she did have the most lyrical, honey-smooth voice. We always giggled, even after the millionth time she said it. I can still hear it clearly in my head. So, here's to Rosetta, who was already older than Methuselah by then and is probably in "perpetual weekend-mode" now ... and here's to all of you having a lovely weekend, looking forward to whatever adventure you choose.

#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 Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
Please feel free to ask me, if you would like any of my images
available for print, or visit me at
www.robingriggswood.com

#California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky

▶▶▶ NOT MY IMAGE ◀◀◀

▶▶▶ NOT MY IMAGE ◀◀◀




http://celsobressan.com/wp/product/capturing-the-light/

Sometimes I am overwhelmed by the words of my own Apprentices. Below, find +CBressanPhoto's amazing results and praise.
The Arcanum is more than just learning; it is understanding what is inside of the creation process. You can unlock yours!
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I have a few spots open. Contact me directly in this post, if you are interested in rising rapidly to your next higher ground. (At the site, you'll be auto-matched to another Master, so contact me directly, if you want me as a Master.)

Celso's journey:
"This Journey had led me to understand what is Art and unlocked hidden perceptions in me. It helped me to comprehend what I needed to do in order to walk the new Journey through inspiration and externalizing the subtle feelings of my soul, feelings that were dormant but always present and I didn't know they would exist.

"I can definitely say that The Arcanum is far more than just learning better Photography; is far more than just practicing to adjust the controls of a camera and post-processing a picture; it's, actually, to understand what is inside of the creation process and to recognize how to feel, with my heart, this creativity.

"Thank you, Robin Griggs Wood for leading me through this process to find myself within the realms of Art!

"Thank you, The Arcanum, for opening the doors for people like me to break the chains that were anchoring me on the ground of the crude emotions!

"Whether I am going to produce master pieces of art, this is not relevant; what is relevant is that I learned to see and to feel the way to go there. What I am going to do next, it is up to me because now I can walk on my own!"
~ Celso Bressan

See more of Celso's beautiful works and more at www.celsobressan.com.

To find out more about the Arcanum, visit http://www.thearcanum.com/. (At the site, you'll be auto-matched to another Master, so contact me directly in this post, if you want me as a Master.)

http://celsobressan.com/wp/sparks/

It's hard to hug yourself


It's hard to hug yourself
... it's also not very satisfying ... ;o7.
Today, January 21st, is #NationalHugDay (it also happens to be #SquirrelAppreciationDay ... ). Make it easier on your friends, family––and complete strangers––by giving them a hug, so they don't have to do it themselves. ;o))))

http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/national-hug-day/
Benefits Of Hugging
"Humans are social creatures and as a result hugging offers a myriad of mental and physical benefits to people, as now science is beginning to discover. For instance, hugging can boost oxytocin and serotonin levels, boost self esteem and improve mental health. Hugging has also been shown to improve cardiac health, lower blood pressure and increase relaxation levels in both participants.

"Hugging is also an important part of relationships. Partners who hug on a regular basis are more bonded and trust each other more than those who don’t frequently touch. There is also a link between partners who frequently hug and the longevity of their marriages. Couples who frequently touch each other tend to have longer and happier marriages than those who don’t.

"The best way, as well as the most common way, to celebrate this holiday is give your friends, family or complete strangers a great big hug. It doesn’t matter who you hug on this day, the benefits you receive from hugging is the same."

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Please feel free to ask me, if you would like any of my images
available for print, or visit me at
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#animal_captures #animals_in_world #splendid_animals #animals_captures #animal_fanatics #naturephotography #naturephotographers #natureandwildlifephotos #animalphotography #wildlifephotography #hqspanimals #BTPAnimalPRO BTP Animal Pro

Floral Fridays are #Bokehlicious ... :o))


Floral Fridays are #Bokehlicious ... :o))

So, how's that weekend shaping up for you? Some warm and cozy cuddling for those of you on the Winter side of the planet, perhaps? ... ;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 Joseph Cowlishaw Marilou Aballe




#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography #FloralFriday #FlowerFriday #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers #btpflowerpro BTP Flower Pro

Happy New Year!!


Happy New Year!!

Wishing everyone the best that a new year can bring!




#LandscapePhotography with thanks to Margaret Tompkins Eric Drumm Chandler L. Walker Krzysztof Felczak Jeff Beddow H Peter Ji Dorma Wiggin Landscape Photography
#hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro BTP Landscape Pro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos
#newyear #happy2018 #NewYear2018 #happynewyear #fireworks



Please feel free to ask me, if you would like any of my images
available for print, or visit me at
www.robingriggswood.com