When your community has been hit by a massive disaster like Hurricane Ian – and so many people have lost lives, homes, and peace and safety of mind – celebrating non-important things just doesn’t feel right. Since 2004, I’ve known survivor guilt is real and it shows up at times like this. I think a lot of us are feeling that way in the aftermath of the hurricane.
However, there does come a time when you’re reminded that life goes on and that it’s okay, actually good, to find some things that make you smile. For me, it’s been that way recently with my photography wins in Instagram competitions.
Those following The Daily Artisan may remember that three days before the hurricane, I celebrated receiving my 100th photography win. Since then, I’ve quietly won 42 more competitions – and today feels like the time to share them with you!
I’ve pasted them into four groups below, and at the end are all of the photographs that open in full-size, gallery format where you can easily scroll through by advancing the right-side arrow.
Here’s hoping they’ll bring a smile to your face for a moment in time I found something interesting or beautiful or colorful or a bit of all three!
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