Celebrating one year of PPAC and 27 joyous years of marriage to my jovial, jaunty, and judicious husband, Vince!

As Vince and I celebrate today, this post marks the completion of one year of the Photographing Public Art Challenge. Today I’m celebrating by combining it with Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – anything with a J in the word. Cee co-hosted Photographing Public Art when we started. She has time to join occasionally now. Vince and I have so much fun each week junking around finding art everywhere.

LAST WEEK’S FABULOUS BLOGGERS

Last week for PPAC #51, I had fun responses from all of you. With all the other challenges, even public art, I thank all the bloggers who participate in PPAC. Please honor these bloggers with your visits this week. InLinkz did not seem to work well for you, so I’ll keep adding your links my old-fashioned way.

IT’S EASY TO PLAY ALONG WITH #PPAC

  • There is no weekly theme even though my post has a theme with murals, statues, fountains, scrap art, graffiti, store windows, seasonal displays, car or art shows, artistic construction, or even artistic neighborhood decor. Photograph the public art that is available to you.
  • Art should be freely visible from a public street, freeway, or walkway or inside a publicly accessed building like a library. If you pay, it’s not public.
  • Photographers should have free access of use for their photos – no copyrights by the artists.
  • The challenge starts every Friday at 9:00 a.m. Phoenix Time and it ends on Thursday at noon.
  • Write a post on your blog, publish it, and include a link back to my weekly post not my page preferably in a comment. Sometimes pingbacks are missed. See how to create pingbacks here
  • Take time to visit other PPAC participants throughout the week. I recommend visiting at least two or three other participants in the community and leaving them a comment.
  • Have fun! Art is to be enjoyed!

For More Ideas about PPAC…

These early-bird participants might give you some great ideas about something you’ve never thought about as public art or how to photograph it.

My Choices for PPAC #52 Jumbled Junk

What a jumbled assortment of junk that created this piece of yard art
Remember the Kauai Art from a couple of weeks ago? I felt artistic that day and crawled underneath one of the pieces of junk placed on the grounds as historic art and shot a photo looking out. It looks like a jar or jug maybe. What do you think?
These next few pieces of historic junk found at Fain Park in Prescott Valley celebrate the area’s mining industry.
The rustier the better

Antique Stores Advertise Junk with Junk

No JOKE this Cottonwood, AZ antique store sports a junk car used as an advertising canvas.

Jawbone Public Art

Jawbone outside a Museum in Williams, AZ
An antique store window in Prescott, AZ near Halloween used the jawbone (and more bones!) for decoration.

Ongoing on Always Write

  • July Story Chat, “Not a Proper Job” by another new (to us) author, Philip Cumberland AKA Fenlandphil’s Blog goes live July 5th
  • WQW #23 (Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays) – “Summer Colors/Summer Solstice” The only rule is to have at least one quote in your post about the topic. Remember a song can be a quote, too. Then just post a story, poem, or pictures that tie into and respond to your quote or quotes. The last day to post links is Tuesday at 12:00 noon Phoenix time.

Now it’s your turn.

I hope you are inspired to find your own unique art as you travel around with your camera this week, or rummage through your archives. Feel free to double dip and support your own favorite challenges along with PPAC.


92 responses to “PPAC #52: Jumbled Jars and Other Junk”

    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for sharing, Woolly 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Pepper. Great choice for this week. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I love these, Ali. Thanks for linking to PPAC.

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      1. Alison Avatar

        Thanks Marsha

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          You’re welcome, Ali. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Great post, Julie. 🙂

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  3. Pepper Avatar

    Congratulations on both of your anniversaries! Your junk images for this week are so fun. They made me smile.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I’m so glad, Pepper. 🙂

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  6. Prior... Avatar

    Hi Marsha

    It totally looks like a bottle or jug ! Loved that creative up view !

    And happy anniversary on 27 years with Vince and one year with Thid challenge –
    Has it been a year already ? Oh wow!!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long for either anniversary. 🙂 Have a great week, Yvette. 🙂

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      1. Prior... Avatar

        ☀️😊

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    Jackie

    Love it. Here’s mine.

    Gazitua Sculptures

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      These are beautiful, Jackie. For some reason I can’t sign into Google to comment on your blog. I love what Toronto is doing. All cities should do something similar because Toronto is an example of a very artsy town.

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  10. wideeyedwanderingspoonie Avatar

    What a wonderful panorama of junk. I love junk, especially the “art” people make out of old cast offs. Love the bat/flying monkey metal sculpture. Great job my friend as always. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much! 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Stunning photograph!

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  12. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

    I like this kind of junk Marsha!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I do too, Aletta. Crazy, isn’t it? I remember driving along highways when I was a kid in the country where it seemed to be the popular practice of throwing out used junk in the front yards. How ugly. Now we decorate those things and call them art! 🙂

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      1. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

        That is so amazing how Tim’s have changed. They now call it up cycling!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Fabulous, Ju-Lyn!

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  14. Toonsarah Avatar

    Happy anniversary to you and Vince 🥂 And happy PPAC anniversary too! It takes some dedication to keep a weekly challenges going and I really appreciate the work you put into it, even if I don’t join in every week. But I do have a post for you this week: https://www.toonsarah-travels.blog/introduction-to-some-monuments-in-riga/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much, Sarah. I’m just thrilled when you do join in. Blogging is a hobby that keeps us all busier than we can possibly keep up! 🙂 One thing you can do, if you want is post some of your Art posts, if you haven’t already for upcoming PPAC that you have nothing new written. You put so much time and effort into writing your posts you might as well leverage them and post them on multiple challenges, multiple times. I’m good at weaving multiple challenges together, but not as good at posting them in multiple places. But yours have a lot of substance. You should consider it. 🙂

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      1. Toonsarah Avatar

        You’re right, I may have some old posts that fit with PPAC. I’ll consider linking them from time to time 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I read the interview, D. It’s a great interview. I just read it. Thanks for sharing the link. For some reason, I didn’t see it when Yvette posted it.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks for the link, my friend. 🙂

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  19. philosophy through photography Avatar

    Congratulations to you and Vince.
    Love the junk car

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Philo. We feel very blessed. Just by chance, we went back there for our anniversary lunch yesterday.

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  20. susurrus Avatar

    Congratulations to you both – 27 joyous, jaunty years must have been fun! I loved the antique advertising car. No need to polish it, either! My town lacks street art, or at least the kind I enjoy, but is good for live music, given its size.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Susan, there’s nothing wrong with lots of music. I’m impressed with Prescott on the same front. They have concerts in the park two days a week during the summer! This week we also have a Bluegrass Festival going on. I find that incredible and I’m sure you feel the same about your town! 🙂 What kind of Street Art do you like?

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  21. Teresa Avatar

    By the way congrats Marsha on your 2 anniversaries! All the very best for the coming tears ❤️

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Teresa! It was a fantastic day! 🙂 Fantastic life, really! 🙂

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      1. Teresa Avatar

        Yes, so much to be thankful for ❤️

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  23. sheetalbravon Avatar

    Happy anniversary Marsha. It is indeed a fabulous way to mark the day
    You found some remarkable pieces of art lying in plain sight. It’s always a pleasure peeking into what you have for us each week.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much, Sheetal for both compliments. 🙂 I’m so glad you enjoy the posts. It’s always good to hear from you. 🙂

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  24. Ju-Lyn Avatar

    Congratulations on both your anniversaries, Marsha!
    How wonderful to celebrate yours & Vince’s 27th … may you enjoy many many many more years of adventure & discovery together!
    Thank you for hosting us at PPAC for this whole year! for bringing us together to share the beauty we see in the art around us!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Ju-Lyn. We’ve had a wonderful 27 years and a fabulous day yesterday. 🙂 I bet you are busy getting your end-of-the-month post ready. 🙂

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  25. the eternal traveller Avatar

    Happy Anniversary!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, I’m missing celebrating yours together! 🙂 We had a great drive to Cottonwood yesterday. I think I sent you some pictures. 🙂

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you. It sure has flown by! 🙂

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  26. Teresa Avatar

    Some say trunk… some say treasure. You found some treasures here Marsha!

    Here is my entry for this week: https://mywanderings.travel.blog/2022/06/25/postcard-photos-from-tim/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Very cute trunk to treasure. 🙂

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Your son has your eye! 🙂

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  28. bushboy Avatar

    Jumbled junk says it all Marsha 🙂

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  29. Natalie Avatar

    Marsha, Happy anniversary to you and Vince and congratulations on one year of PPAC! I love the antique store that uses a junk car as an advertising canvas. Here’s my entry for PPAC#52:
    https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2022/06/17/5-colourful-murals-to-see/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Natalie. I enjoyed these murals very much. Thanks for sharing!

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    2. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, my friend! 🙂

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  30. Staarlz Avatar
    Staarlz

    I came back for a look at the photos–I love the one that looks like a bottle–it’s my favorite! And I wonder what animal that first one is… I thought I had commented with best wishes on your anniversary, but I don’t see it here so I must have dreamed it 🙂 Thus, Happy Anniversary!–you both must know the secret, having made it this far and long 🙂 May you be blessed with many more good years together💖

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I don’t know much in the way of secrets. Trust God that we are where we should be. We work hard at marriage. 🙂 Try to be kind, Let go of hurt feelings quickly, do nice things for each other, and forgive each other’s mistakes, stubbornness, and faults. That’s about it.

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        Staarlz

        Trusting God is the BEST “secret”–I’m happy for you both!!💖

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thanks! 🙂

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          1. Staarlz Avatar
            Staarlz

            Most welcome💖

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  31. Retirement Reflections Avatar

    A junk car used as an advertising canvas is brilliant! I also love that you crawled underneath a large piece of junk to get the right photo. That’s dedication!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Donna. How is your mom doing?

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  32. eklastic Avatar

    What a collection! And probably not a bad symbol for a good life together. 💗

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Which, the bottle? LOL

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      1. eklastic Avatar

        🤣 Noooo! I meant the many pieces, the variety!

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  34. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    Congratulations to you and Vince on the dejunking.
    I love the “rustier the better”. Makes me appreciate my old pieces more.. hahaha

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Did we dejunk? Hmmmm I guess that’s what you have to do from time to time to make it 27 years. You are the expert with 50 years. You look way too young for that many years. WOW

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        lol.. i’m dejunking for the next phase of the remodel. what a pain. and we have to do it in our marriages too.. lol you are very sweet, xo 💖💖

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Better to dejunk now than leave it ALL for your kids to do later! We dejunked a lot when we left CA, but it seems that now we have even more. Poor Jason! 🙂

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          1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            I KNOW i sooooo agree like we all do with our parents stuff.. the worst. It certainly does build up again!
            Ha … we need to leave them something to do. I’ve made it pretty easy on them .. it’s pay back time.. 😂😂😂😂

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            LOL! In my case, there’s not TOO much payback. We married when J. was 25. I thought he would be grown up by then, but I didn’t know much! LOL He grew up at about 40-45 or so. Now he’s adorable. 🙂

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          3. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            Oh that’s too sweet Marsha!! 💖

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  35. Cee Neuner Avatar

    I like that you combined your challenge with my challenge. 😀 😀 Cool photos Marsha 😀

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Cee. I like that we started PPAC. It has added structure to my blogging experience. 🙂

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      1. Cee Neuner Avatar

        That’s so good to hear. 😀 😀

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