“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”Christopher Reeve
LAST WEEK’S FABULOUS BLOGGERS
Last week for PPAC #63 “A Day of Mourning,” 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.
- 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
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
- EKLASTIC – MEET SOME NON-EGYPTIAN SPHINXES
- GERIATRI’X’ FOTOGALLERY – A WET BULL STANDING STILL GETTING HIS PICTURE TAKEN
- MIDDLETON ROAD – CLEAN TRANSPORTATION MURAL
- MY CAMERA & I (2) – COLORFUL MURALS ALL OVER BALACLAVA, VICTORIA, AU
- NATALIE THE EXPLORER – A TOUR OF HAWTHORNE COTTAGE AND THE TOWN OF BRIGUS
- ONE MILLION PHOTOGRAPHS – BEAUTIFUL TOTEMS WEARING LIPSTICK
- PHILOSOPHY THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHY – HOW MUCH CAN YOU UNDERSTAND ABOUT A BEAUTIFUL PICTURE OF SEMI-NUDE WOMEN IN FLOWERS?
- PHOTOGRAPHIAS – FOUNTAIN IN THE CITY OF ÉVORA, PORTUGAL
- PLAN M – CLEERE’S BAR DOOR ART AND A LOVELY CONCERT TO GO WITH IT.
- SPACE STORIES BY GIFT – AN AMAZING PHOTOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO NAGOYA, JAPAN
- STILL RESTLESS JO – DOESN’T LIKE RECOGNITION BUT YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS HER HODGE-PODGE OF BEAUTIFUL MURALS
- WOOLLY MUSES – A BEAUTIFUL TREBLE CLEF
My Choices for PPAC #64 A Day to Celebrate Heroes
Last week the United States honored the fallen heroes and those who lost loved ones on 9-11-2001. Prescott, AZ honors its own heroes, 19 firefighters killed in the Yarnell Fire on 6-30-2013. Vince, Cindy, and I were having a sandwich across the street. In the two years, we lived here, we had never seen this mural before. So Vince and I returned yesterday after my wonderful blogger meetup and I took pictures while he had the car washed. Win-Win!
We were so impressed by the realism in this mural. It looked like part of the surrounding area from a distance especially.
Hero in Meyer, AZ
The Cellar Creekside, where we had our blogger meetup, had these mourning black and blue striped American flags made to honor the fallen hero in the small town of Meyer, AZ. They raised over $3,000 to help out the family as well.
Our AZ Blogger Meetup in Meyer, AZ was the first in the Prescott area, about halfway between Phoenix and Flagstaff. The perfect weather allowed for a tour of the entire Creekside Resort campus. I’ll share more in a later blog post.
Ongoing on Always Write
- 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
- Sarah Wilkie of Travel with Me will host PPAC next Friday. Please post on her site instead of mine. I will try to visit as many of your posts as I can. She will be traveling soon after that, too, so may not get to visit you.
- If anyone wants to host PPAC on September 30, please let me know.
- WQW #35: “Seeing Apricot and Other Strange Sightings”
- Upcoming topics for WQW
- 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.