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Robin Griggs Wood
Works at Arcanum: Academy of Artistic Mastery
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A Southern Bald Ibis
.... who is thinking that it is a very good day to be Southern, bald and an Ibis ... ;o)

#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#rgwoodpost #googleplusphotos #hqspbirds
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"Searching For Context"

Composite by Robin Griggs Wood

Admittedly, a lot of my works are based merely on play ... playing with light, color and mood; some of my most favorite things to see in imagery.

I hope that your week allows you a bit of time to play with whatever your most favorite is, too ... :o)

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The Bunch of the Best

I didn't want to be presumptuous and call it the "best of the bunch" ... <snicker>.
Wishing you all a bunchy-best weekend!

#FloralFriday with thanks to +Tamara Pruessner +Eustace James +Beth Akerman +Kiki Nelson and +FloralFriday 
#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #Friday #TGIF #naturephotography  #FlowerFriday  #flowerphotography #floralphotography #hqspflowers
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+Robin Griggs Wood  great photo, thank you for sharing your photo with #Birds4All (+Birds4All) 
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Ah, California

A couple of trailer travelers enjoying their hard-earned time on the coast.
I love vignettes like this; and I was momentarily wishful of having the time to simply travel my land with this level of leisure.

#ThirstyThursdayPics with thanks to  +Giuseppe Basile & +Mark Esguerra #thirstythursday
#CoastalThursday with thanks to +David Polzine +Jon Kahn +Coastal Thursday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #California #SunsetPhotography #Sunset #Travel #TravelPhotography #Sky #Beach
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Luv any photos of Cali. Favorite place from north 2 south!
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We had a heavy marine layer the other evening, so I was able to photograph the sun filtered by the thick fog and a couple of my "neighbors" ... ;o). I hope y'all had a lovely #TreeTuesday  ... :o)

#TreeTuesday with thanks to +Christina Lawrie +David R Robinson +Allan Cabrera +Ralph Mendoza +Kim Troutman and +Tree Tuesday
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

#rgwoodpost #photography #googleplusphotos #hqsplandscape #BTPLandscapePro #SunsetPhotography #Sunset
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Absolute perfection from +Lars Clausen ... :o)

Please note this is not my work ... direct comments & "+1"s to the original post.
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A little reshare today, because this adorable package of warmth, generosity, intelligence, whimsy and scrumptiosity (tied up with a bow woven by fairies who only use threads spun from the ripest filaments of the Arboreus Awesomnus) is having a birthday today! Happy birthday, +Alan Shapiro !! May you have a day that makes you feel as lucky as we do every day just having you around ... :o)*
+Alan Shapiro and the Red Rock Canyon Mountains
There wasn't enough time! Oh, to have had the luxury to be able to sit long and fully take in the grandeur, the beauty, the spirit, the immense sublimity of it all!
(And the mountains were nice, too … ;o))

I finally got the opportunity to meet––and give a long-deserved hug to––a man to whom we all go to for inspiration on a regular basis. He's exactly the same in person as he is online; caring, giving, considerate, funny, fun and his heart is ten times larger than you may have thought … I don't know how he fits it all into his corporeal self … the man is a wizard, I tell you … :o)

Thank you, Alan. The moments that we had to sit and chat––about inspiring others and to giggle over nonsensical stuff, too––were one of the biggest highlights to a weekend jam-packed with highlights. If I kept a journal, the pages I filled about my time with you I would have covered with stickers, hearts and glitter by now.
Yes, that good … :o))

Looking forward to more adventures with you!
... my co-conspirator in changing the world one heart at a time.

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Thanks everyone. Just back from picking son up from college. Whew. 

And dear +Robin Griggs Wood you are such a a ginormously wondrous and delightful spirit...talented and caring beyond is a genuine privilege to call you a friend. xoxoxoxoxoxox times a bajillion.
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The Unbearable Lightness of Being
... a #SeagullButt on a Saturday ... ;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 +Kimmetal Smith +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

Real themes:
#birds4all curated by +Walter Soestbergen +Ricky L Jones & +Birds4All
#birdloversandwildlife curated by +Robert SKREINER  +BIRD Lovers & WILDLIFE
#birdsgallery  with thanks to +Heinrich Wagner
#SunsetSaturday with thanks to +Dennis Hoffbuhr
#LandscapePhotography with thanks to +Margaret Tompkins +Jim Warthman +Toshi Nakamura and +Landscape Photography

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 #birdsgallery #hqsplandscape
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This is an awesome shoot. Is this a composite ?
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Have you created some #Collections  yet? I think they are really great for aggregating similar posts, for those that follow you for a specific reason. I made a few while I was in the beta program. This is one that has many of the posts I wrote to inspire artists and some just to inspire anyone. I'm still searching for the others ... ;o). Find your collections here: and make some, if you haven't yet.
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In the past, I’ve never been much compelled to be very public. However, with the numbers in one private online community I belong to reducing like bills in a shore-leave-sailor’s pocket, a social network is possibly coming to a close for me -- so I am finding the need for an outlet of another kind. Or, maybe I’ve had a minor stroke and don’t know it.

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. 


Click here to read "The Care and Feeding of Your Muse" –– a two-part article by Robin Griggs Wood for empowering artists and helping them to overcome creative blocks.


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Kerry Murphy ; Ardith Goodwin ; Mike Shaw ... I thank you folks from the bottom of my heart.


I'm involved in the Public Circles Project

G+ users I recommend: Pawel Tomaszewicz -- sharp work with a dash of sharp witPatricia Davidson -- beautiful, serene imagesSandra Parlow -- pure delightVictor Bezrukov -- consistent eye-candy posted to your stream. Jay Patel -- stunning images. Carsten Bradley -- puts the fun back into artJennifer L. Meyer -- get your "unbelievably cute drawings" fix here. Jarek Klimek -- Public Circles Project, PhotoExtract Photography Magazine & great posts.


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I've worked for many years, not only as an artist, but mentoring and educating others to help them find their art.
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