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PPAC #19 Halloween Art

Prescott Downtown Series

Cee Neuner hosted a wonderful PPAC this week with the unique 1926 Astoria Column over the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon. It makes me want to go to Oregon!!!

Featured PPAC #18 Bloggers

Heading for Halloween

I’m concentrating on the Halloween Art I photographed as I walked along the Senator’s Highway in downtown Prescott. Most of the houses were built in the late 1800s and early 1900s, so they are a work of art in themselves. This was one of the more understated Halloween displays. Notice the faces on the trees.

If their expressions are any indication, some of the occupants of these homes must have some horrific stories to tell about the old west. You can see what a difficult death she leads in my LAPC #170 Street Art post yesterday – posted just under the wire! Check out Patti Moed’s theme last week – I loved it!

Today, it’s Ann-Christine’s turn to lead LAPC #171, Weird and Wonderful so please stop by her site next Saturday at noon to join the fun. I would say that all of these pictures work for that theme. Thanks Leya/Ann-Christine!

Other characters are just temperamental about their current situation. Mr. Moody got tired of his doll and pouted for a new toy.

My friend thought someone on Halloween night should put on Mr. Moody’s costume and shock onlookers as they walk by on Halloween night.

What’s in his lap, a hat, a bomb?

Obviously Mr. Moody didn’t want to play with Monkey either. Some chefs in the area wanted to cook up something to make him happy. So far, I don’t think they succeeded. This picture works for Becky B’s Squares in Review for the word UP. You’ll enjoy her gallery.

Mr. Gloom tries to scare away children and adults alike from eating their Halloween treats. It worked on me. I’ve been off sweets since I tore my meniscus on August 3rd, and I’ve lost 15 pounds – unheard of for me. So YAY, Mr. Gloom!

This picture also works for several of Becky’s former topics: lines, trees, time, and circles and squares. I hope you’ve been joining in with both of these wonderful challenges, as well as the many others that are out there. If you ever wonder what challenges you can join take a look at Cee’s list.

Now it’s your turn.

Do you have some public art to share with each other in the PPAC community? We’d love to have you join in. If you’ve already created something, feel free to link to Cee’s post this week. I’ll be back on Friday with PPAC #20.

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  1. That’s a lovely house! Also from now to the end of the year we’ll see decorations up to celebrate Christmas and various end-of-the-year holidays. I think of it as a pop-up public art and sometimes homes participate!

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    • No I am trying to lose weight while my appetite is down anyway. It’s working. I’ve lost 12 pounds this month and even more if you add in the water loss in my leg – that was another 5 pounds.

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        • Thanks Robbie. I ordered the two books you recommended. I have to admit that your favorite is pretty strange. I’ve only gotten a little into it. It reminds me of one that Geoff recommended where the kids all lived in an orphanage and were constantly looking for their mothers. It was called Never Let Me Go. I thought it was fabulous, but definitely strange.


  2. Thank you so much Marsha – I’m honoured to be a PPAC #18 Featured Blogger. I’ll look out for some spooky decorations 🎃 but unfortunately we don’t see many homes dressed for Halloween in this land down under. Love your Up Square 💜

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    • Thanks, Clare. I understand that you don’t celebrate Halloween much there. It didn’t used to be this big of a decorating time but somehow it caught on here. Definitely PPAC is not all about Halloween. I just happened to take a million pictures during a short walk! PPAC can be any public art. We don’t have a theme for others, just ourselves. 🙂

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  3. Now I’m terrified to leave my house on Halloween. Maybe I could get over it, because I think I’d like to be in Prescott, walking around with you. Looks like the weather is pretty good. Would it be a good time to visit, or is it iffy?

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    • Why are you terrified? I’d love you to be in Prescott. So by good time to visit, do you mean weather-wise? It’s starting to get chilly, but still beautiful. Cat-wise – we still have two cats. Me-wise Jean and Kelly were here so Jean could tell if I was going to die or not, but they mostly played golf with Vince. I stayed home. I coughed all night long and they said it didn’t bother them, but poor Vince! I may have pneumonia again. I coughed up lung stuff during my surgery this Thursday and I am on antibiotics again and looking for a pulmonologist. Leg-wise I am doing much better, but still need knee surgery so walking is still limited to short times in flat places. Anxious to see you again – always. 🙂


  4. oh this is such fun – I miss being in America for Halloween, always so fabulous to see – and I am so honoured you have made one a square. Thank you so much 😀

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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