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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Bolt from the Blue

Bolt from the Blue
A rare view of stormy weather over the Chrysler Building.

I'm sticking around until the "G+ is gone" error message appears on my profile page ... ;oD. But, since a lot of folks are pulling up stakes and moving on already, I thought I'd pop my other spaces in here. I'm going to miss so many folks!
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  1. Incredible post!
    Inspiring and highly charged image that looks created by an artists hand.

  2. Looking forward to hearing how the Arcanum mentorships will work once the Plus goes away, because I'd really like to keep doing that (which means I have a LOT of catching up to do between now and then!).

  3. I'll be hanging around here too, Robin Griggs Wood - love this image! It's amazing. I've never been a part of the Arcanum but I enjoy seeing you in some other places too.

  4. Wonderful view and beautiful image. Thanks for sharing with the #LandscapePhotography theme!! It's my pleasure to share your amazing photo on the Landscape Photography page! Please check out all the great photos there including yours!!

  5. Something evil is growing around this building ?
    Is it a metaphor on the ongoings in the U.S. or the whole civilization?

  6. It's heartbreaking to consider: I am holding on until the bitter end.

  7. Marvellous image Robin Griggs Wood

  8. Ohhh just awesome.....I want to see more creation...

  9. Am I the only one seeing Gotham City in this image? :-)

  10. Happy birthday Robin Griggs Wood . All the best wishes. Have a great day 🎂🎁🌹🍀
    Amazing photo.

  11. That's kind of you, Rita Gijbels ... thank you ... :o)