Writing Skills Task #1288

For all of you who love to write but get brain dead days…. Here is;

TASK 1288

Who knows best?

Try and get to a word count of 100 or more if you can.

Share the link of your blog, or website and show us what you are doing. We would love to see!

But most of all, have fun!

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Righteous Anger – Kathy From KeppenArt

 

The photographs accompanying this blog were taken in 2006 in Bay Saint Louis, MS, ground zero for Hurricane Katrina and are part of my Photojournalism Collection on KeppenArt.

When Hurricane Katrina hit the Mississippi Gulf Coast the insurance industry blamed almost all damage on the storm surge knowing that would release them from their responsibility to pay wind and homeowner claims. Residents, engineers and scientists know for a fact that there was an enormous amount of wind damage before any water flooded the coast. Two groups of people were very angry about the actions of the insurance industry.

Residents were angry that they had paid high premiums to be covered for wind damage but were not being paid for that damage. Taxpayers were angry that the National Flood Insurance Program was having to pay for flood damage even though quite a bit of that damage was caused by wind. It appeared as though everyone lost out except for the insurance industry who made millions of dollars of profit even after paying a small percentage of Hurricane Katrina claims.

The image above contains a few of the signs that residents made out of scrap wood found in the debris fields. These signs were posted in front of travel trailers that were being lived in or placed where homes once stood.

I was inspired to create this image because I knew how that anger felt.
The signs in the image Righteous Anger were approximately one mile from our property. We were called “slabbers” as Hurricane Katrina had left us with only the slabs where our houses had been. The photographs were taken seven months after Katrina’s almost total destruction of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Living in a travel trailer with only my legs and a tricycle for transportation, I spent many hours walking and riding around my neighborhood and community, picking up necessary items from the PODs (Points of Distribution) and documenting what I was seeing with my camera.

As I learned the true meaning of Life Is A Matter Of  Perspective after Katrina I also learned about Righteous Anger. There are many lessons to be learned during and after natural disasters, just as there are in ordinary, everyday living.

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Thanks! – Kathy From KeppenArt

 

Although our value does not come from what others think about us or our work, it helps to know that others like what we create. Of course that’s important, too, if you are selling your creations.

I have family, friends and other artists who have “Liked” my Art Page on Facebook, Liked and/or Shared the posts from that page, made complimenting comments under my posts and have purchased Wall Art and products printed with my created images. Others have read, commented on and shared my blog posts.

All of those actions have encouraged me to continue sharing my images and offering them for purchase as well as to continue my writing.

Therefore, today I would like to say Thank you to these people:

All of my family, friends and fellow artists who have supported and encouraged me in any way.

It warms my heart to know that each of you take the time and effort to let me know that you like what I do. Thank you for all of the Likes, Shares, Comments, Purchases and most of all for the love you show me by these actions.

THANKS!

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There They Sat – Kathy From KeppenArt

 

There they sat. Laughing until the tears rolled down their cheeks. All three of them. One sister could not even look at another without starting to laugh all over again.

It was actually a sad time in their lives. Their mother had passed away. The funeral had taken place and the three of them were now sitting together in their mom’s home.

There were eighty three years of photographs spread out in front of them. Memories on paper. School pictures, family vacations and birthday dinners forgotten until now.

What the heck is on Joey’s head! A line from a modern song was materializing in front of them as they looked at silly toys and costumes from their past.

There they sat. Laughing until the tears rolled down their cheeks. Memories on paper. Events forgotten until now.

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Writing Skills Task #1287

For all of you who love to write but get brain dead days…. Here is;

TASK 1287

No More Shows.

Try and get to a word count of 100 or more if you can.

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Writing Skills Task #1286

For all of you who love to write but get brain dead days…. Here is;

TASK 1286

Please stop yelling.

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Writing Skills Task #1285

For all of you who love to write but get brain dead days…. Here is;

TASK 1285

The diary belonged to...

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Writing Skills Task #1284

For all of you who love to write but get brain dead days…. Here is;

TASK 1284

The cravings continued.

Try and get to a word count of 100 or more if you can.

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