“It has always been easy to hate and destroy. To build and to cherish is much more difficult.”Queen Elizabeth II
LAST WEEK’S FABULOUS BLOGGERS
Last week for PPAC #62, 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.
- 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
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
- EAT, PLAY, LIVE – UTILITY BOX ART
- EAT, PLAY, LIVE – UTILITY BOX #2
- EKLASTIC – SPRINGFIELD MUSICAL MURALS
- GERIATRI’X’ FOTOGALLERY – CANAL OF SNEEK AMAZING FOUNTAIN
- MY CAMERA & I (2) GROUP EFFORT TOTEMS AND A DANDY MURAL
- NATALIE THE EXPLORER BEAUTIFUL SIGHTS OF TRINITY, NEWFOUNDLAND
- ONE MILLION PHOTOGRAPHS – RESTING TOTEMS
- PHILOSOPHY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY MURAL PAINTS THE STORY OF KRISHNA CRUSHING SNAKES
- PHOTOGRAPHIAS – PANDA MURAL WITH GRAFFITI
- PLAN M – KILKENNY CASTLE STATUES
- SPACE STORIES BY GIFT – DELIGHTFUL TOUR OF MINO, JAPAN
- TRAVELS WITH ALI – ART ALL OVER CLAREMONT, WESTERN AUSTRALIA
- TRAVEL WITH ME – TO PARIS
- WIDE EYED WONDERINGS – AN APRICOT-COLORED LIMB HOLDER TOTEM
- WOOLLY MUSES – MODERN-STYLE FOUNTAIN
My Choices for PPAC #63 A Day of Mourning
Queen Elizabeth II was born just days before my mother so my grandmother followed her life with a heightened interest in having babies at the same time as Elizabeth’s mother. Mom and I visited England in 1992 on an educational trip with San Joaquin Valley Writing Project. It counted for credits for me as a teacher, but it was a bonding trip for Mom, England, and me. I don’t have too many pictures of public art because my trip was more about schools.
“When peace comes, remember it will be for us, the children of today, to make the world of tomorrow a better and happier place.”Queen Elizabeth II
Mom and I went to Canterbury for part of one day with our group. I can’t even visualize how this work was done even after I read about building the Cathedral in Pillars of the Earth by Irving Stone. Visualization isn’t one of my abilities. It helps to visit the actual places and take pictures.
My regret from this trip was that I did not take any pictures of art that would specifically honor Queen Elizabeth. It seemed that she tried to maintain a political balance and provided an anchor for the British people throughout my lifetime.
I would never have wanted to inherit that job, nor would most of us, I imagine. She did inherit it through no fault, choice, or ambitions of her own and filled the role to the best of her abilities facing a lot of opposition at times. May she rest now in peace.
Ongoing on Always Write
- Linking today’s post to Natalie’s Coffee Share Week 36
- On September 6th Story Chat introduced Gary Wilson’s story, “A Daily Regret” Read his great interview-style fiction to find out what could have been so bad as to cause someone to regret it daily.
- Next week will be my last PPAC post for the month of September. PPAC and I will be back in the computer chair on October 14th. I will be traveling to Portland to meet several blogging friends as well as to spend time with my family and some other friends who live there. PPAC will return on October 14th
- WQW #63: “Eating Your Way to Good Health”
- Upcoming topics for WQW
- September 14: Senses: Sight
- September 21: Autumn or Fall – Yvette Prior of Priorhouse Blog will be hosting the week of September 21st.
- September 28: Fire, Writer’s Choice or WOTY – I will be traveling if someone would like to host this week.
- October 5: Fitness Follow-up #3 Make Your Efforts Do Double Duty/ or favorite indoor sports or exercises – I will be hosting a garage sale and combining two households into one this week if someone would like to host WQW.
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.