When you’re a young child, you pick a totem animal, and you just identify with it to the point of wishing you were that animal.Diane Lane
LAST WEEK’S FABULOUS BLOGGERS
Last week for PPAC #61, I had fun responses from all of you. With all the other challenges, even public and street art, I thank all the bloggers who participate in the Photographing Public Art Challenge. Please honor these bloggers with your visits this week.
- COGNAC PROJECT PPAC SACRAMENTO
- EAT, PLAY, LIVE – A SANTA MONICA LIGHT SHOW
- EKLASTIC – WOODEN BALCONIES
- MAMA CORMIER – UNDERPASS MURALS PART 4
- PHILOSOPHY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY NO FRIENDSHIP IS AN ACCIDENT
- PHOTOGRAPHIAS AMAZING LISBON MURAL
- PLAN M BJ’S BAR IN NEW YORK
- PLAN M #2 GUINNESS BREWERY FIND THE DOT
- TRAVEL WITH ME RADICAL HORIZONS: THE ART OF BURNING MAN AT CHATSWORTH
- WIDE EYE WONDERINGS LOOKING AT LIFE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
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 (posted by Wednesday at noon) might give you some great ideas about something you’ve never thought about as public art or how to photograph it.
YOUR BLOG POST GOES HERE
- BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS – A GIANT TEST CRASH DUMMY
- MAMA CORMIER MURALS THAT MAKE YOU THINK
- MY CAMERA & I (2) AN ARTISTIC WALK TO GET COFFEE
- MY CAMERA & I (2) ABORIGINAL ART IN THE RIVER GUM CREEK
- PHOTOGRAPHIAS – A ROMAN URN
- GERIATRI’X’ FOTOGALLERY ANTLER ART
- NATALIE THE EXPLORER A FISHING VILLAGE FULL OF ART
- PLAN M – PINK MONSTER PREDATOR
- WIDE EYED WONDERINGS BULLISH ON ART
- WOOLLY MUSES – A METAL PEAR IN WARRNAMBOOL
I struggle to comment on some sites. I just figured out with Sarah’s post that if I comment through WP Reader, I’m able to post my comment. In the post itself, the black Log In box covers the icons or anywhere you need to enter information and forbids you to enter anything.
My Choices for PPAC #62 Bears, Totems, and Friends
These next pictures are different perspectives of an Arizona bear and either a very brave or very foolish boy. When I changed perspectives on the bear, it seemed like it went from looking sleepy to annoyed. What do you think the boy was doing with the bear? Herding it? Playing catch? Hunting? Getting ready to ride it? Something else?
It seems that no one ever wants to be at the top of the totem pole. Most quotes are whining about being on the bottom rung or level of the totem pole.
When you get started in comedy, you’re at the bottom of the totem pole. Not only are you not getting paid at these open mics. You’re actually paying to do them.Scott Rogowsky
Manny was happy to enjoy the totem in the arms of a beautiful woman. In fact, to be honest, I don’t think Manny cared about the totem at all.
Nutter Butter, our four-year-old cat seems somewhat better but still has digestive issues. We found out yesterday that he has Corona Virus! (Not Covid). Eighty percent of cats have the virus in them. Most cats are asymptomatic. It doesn’t spread to humans or through humans to other cats. Spreading the virus is a messy proposition, so if your cat has it, he or she probably should not share a litter box. Our other cat, Moji has been with him since they were born, so she is probably immune.
Unfortunately, the virus doesn’t go away. It can be exacerbated by stress. Nutter Butter is always stressed, as you can see. At the very best he will be on special prescription probiotic cat food for the rest of his life. At worst, it can be fatal.
Ongoing on Always Write
- On September 6th Story Chat will introduce Gary Wilson’s story, “A Daily Regret” Stay tuned to find out what could have been so bad as to cause someone to regret it daily.
- WQW #32: “Dirty Jobs and August in the Rear View Mirror”
- Upcoming topics for WQW
- September 7: Food: Healthy Snacks
- September 14: Senses: Sight
- September 21: Autumn or Fall
- September 28: Fire, Writer’s Choice or WOTY
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.