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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"The Myth of Talent" by Robin Griggs Wood

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Milton had waited three long years, fighting many a battle with the other peacocks for his right to be the supreme leader––the AlphaPea. Then one day a fine-art photographer came, to record his superiority in all it's transcendent glory with one of those super-ultra-mega-large format film cameras (that have, like, only 8 plates of film left in the world). He'd gotten up to full tail-fanning, resplendent display for the one and only shot that would assure his place in the annals of history and posterious exaltation. Just as the photographer pressed the shutter release ....

... a flea bit Milton in the butt.

And this is the shot they'll remember him by.

Milton is surely just a #SeagullButtInDisguise ... ;o7

If you've made it this far, 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

Must-have hashtags (for hackling the hashtag-haters … ;o))
#SeagullButtSaturday (duh!)
#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

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  1. HAHAHAHA you have the best stories. Gorgeous shot too.

  2. Bahahaha love the story, gorgeous colorful shot! ;-))

  3. :-) Good one Robin Griggs Wood. Enjoy the weekend.

  4. That's the kind of tragedy that only real life itself can write...
    Good one, Robin! 😂

  5. Oh poor Milton! Glorious none the less :)

  6. LOL, as always Robin, hilarious and a wonderful shot nontheless, a total #splatterday hit!

  7. Oh dear . . . Poor Milton . . . But lucky we! Gorgeous shot Robin Griggs Wood !

  8. I wish I could have seen Milton's memorable shot, I'm sure it would have been great... but for the flea. But alas, I wasn't able to stop by due to something unforeseen, which made it impossible for me to see your post. Oh well, maybe next week :D

  9. Lauri Novak -- teehee ... thanks for laughing with me and for the kind words! ... ;oD
    Giselle Savoie -- thank you so much, dear!
    Jasbir S. Randhawa -- thank you, my friend!
    Donna McClure -- thank you, kindly ... :o)))
    Gernot Glaeser -- hahaha! ... thanks, my friend!
    Liz C -- heeheehee ... thanks for the grinning ... ;oD
    Mildred Mosley -- thank you!
    Debby Moran -- heehee! ... thank you!
    anisha n -- thank you
    Art through the Aperture Photography -- haha ... thank you, dear!
    Annelies Jansen -- thank you, dear ... nice to see you!
    persephen peter -- thank you
    Sharon Stone -- some ... day .... maybe ... ;oD ([[[HUGS]]])
    Shelly Gunderson -- thank you, dear!
    Thank you very much, SURYA SRIKAR Peter Rono Broken Mind Art Studios and anchal singh

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