LAST WEEK’S FABULOUS BLOGGERS

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.

Next week, November 4 will be my last PPAC as your hostess. Although I need to step back, I love this challenge and all of you who post beautiful art from around the world. You have become true friends over nearly a year and a half – the life of this challenge. Natalie the Explorer has generously offered to continue as the host for PPAC as a part of her popular regular link party – Weekend Coffee Share beginning November 11th.

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

My Choices for PPAC #69 Pumpkin Box Art

Here are three more pictures from my trip to the Pacific Northwest to meet up with bloggers. These are some of my favorites because of the colors. These paintings are on different sides of a large cardboard box housing pumpkins. I can’t imagine going to this much work for boxes that will be worn out and tossed by the end of the season. 🙂

Cute pumpkin box at one of the farms we visited in Greenbluff, WA.

I use the program Everyday Jigsaw to turn my brightest and best digital photos into digital puzzles. I just finished these two puzzles. The first three-hundred-piece puzzle snapped together in two hours and forty minutes on my small computer screen.

Side 2

Side two only took me one hour and fifty-nine minutes to work 300 pieces. Wahoo! See how I spend my sleepless nights in Prescott.

Side 3

This is the last bright pumpkin box I have for you today. I got distracted before I took a picture of side 4, so you will have to head up to see Terri and Hans and take a trip to Greenbluff to see the whole box.

Ongoing on Always Write

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. Have a wonderful weekend!


72 responses to “PPAC #69: Painted Pumpkin Boxes”

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  2. Kirstin Avatar

    Those pumpkin boxes are so cool!!!!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, I think so too! 🙂

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  6. Gary A Wilson Avatar

    Hi Marsha.
    I enjoyed the one Public Art posting I shared in, but decided to keep my focus on the reason I started blogging and that’s writing. I’ve wanted to do this regularly for a long time and over the past 76 years have actually built a small audience for my hobby so I’m pleased but since I still own a lot of time to my employer, I’m going to avoid getting so busy that I do everything only half-right.
    It was kinda fun running about the city collecting photos of all those characters from the Peanuts comic strip, but my sense of art gets pretty weak after writing.
    Blessings.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Seventy-six years – that’s a type, right?

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      These are great, Ali. What a fun find. The town reminds me of Woodlake where we lived in CA. It probably isn’t as spotless, though. 🙂

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      1. Alison Avatar

        Thanks Marsha, I think in small towns everybody wants to get on board to show off their town to the best

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          How true. This is a fun way to do it. I’m sure your chamber of commerce would love to see your post. 🙂

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  8. Alison Avatar

    that sounds like a great program, although I don’t know where you find the time!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Truth or Dare – I don’t find the time for everything I want to do. 🙂

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      1. Alison Avatar

        Well there’s never enough time
        Just means you are living life to the full 😀

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          We all try, don’t we? I do spend too many hours in front of my computer, but as one blogger wrote, “My friends are there.” 🙂

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          1. Alison Avatar

            Yes me too, it’s great all these little catch ups

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            Indeed! Have a wonderful rest of your week, Ali. Any great plans?

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  9. Marilyn Armstrong Avatar

    Our little town had one wall of art, but it began to disintegrate and was taken down to be restored. It won’t go back to where it was, but will be in our new (restored) museum. Otherwise, just statues and plaques.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I think we have found art in many unusual places and ways. Who would think public art would be cardboard boxes, but they were sure artistic. 🙂

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  10. Janet Alcorn Avatar

    Love the jigsaw puzzles! I’m addicted to Microsoft Jigsaw but I haven’t tried making custom puzzles yet. Will have to give it a shot.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I haven’t heard of Microsoft Jigsaw, but I will check it out. Do you know any way to solve a puzzle with someone?

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  11. eklastic Avatar

    Although Halloween has caught on in Germany – I have never seen decorated pumpkin boxes. They are marvellous!
    Here is my arty take for this week: https://picturesimperfectblog.wordpress.com/2022/10/29/horseheads-without-nebulas/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Too cute, Elke.

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  13. Julie Avatar

    This is a box? I couldn’t tell because the colors are so bright. That’s too bad it will be thrown when pumpkin season is over.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I did brighten up the box a little using Adobe Bridge, but the fact that it was so beautifully painted and it was just cardboard sitting out under a roof in a rainy climate makes me marvel.

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  14. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    Wonderful pictures, Marsha, perfect for Halloween.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      bOOOOOOO 🙂 That’s Halloween for “Thanks!”

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  15. philosophy through photography Avatar

    Colourful Marsha.
    Unique.
    Thank you.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Philo. They really were unique. 🙂

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  16. Sofia Alves Avatar

    So much fun, I hope they’re kept. I’m glad PPAC will continue, I enjoy this little community of street art lovers, always interesting and different, and I hope you continue to join, even if just now and then. Thank you for the jigsaw idea, Marsha, I will put it to good use too 🙂
    Here is mine:
    https://photographias.wordpress.com/2022/10/29/ppac-glasgow-20/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks Sofia. We are moving and dealing with too many other things in our life right now. So I am grateful to Natalie to take it over. I love the challenge, and will continue to participate, including visiting the other blogs, but it takes the pressure off. Glad you like the jigsaw idea. 🙂 It’s a great timewaster! LOL

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  18. OnceUponaTimeHappilyEverAfter.com Avatar

    Like you, I can’t imagine investing this much time and energy and talent in painting a box!! But I am glad the artist could and did!! Scarecrows are so much fun. I used to create/build/put together one every fall. Love the sweet face on this fellow and the use of that great aqua or turquoise color mixed with all the traditional colors of fall.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I think the color choices are magnificent, too. Thanks for the lovely comment! 🙂

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  19. Teresa Avatar

    What a fun post for this week.

    Here is my entry together with other challenges. https://mywanderings.travel.blog/2022/10/28/things-to-see-in-melbourne/

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  21. restlessjo Avatar

    You always make me smile and these are great, Marsha. Turning them into jigsaws is a great idea- these are ideal candidates.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I am honored that I always make you smile. It is not a hard task, though. I picture you ALWAYS smiling, Jo. Have a great weekend, my friend. 🙂

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      1. restlessjo Avatar

        I do try 🤗🌺 Have a great weekend too, Marsha 💖

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  22. Terri Webster Schrandt Avatar

    You were snapping away that day we went to GreenBluff, Marsha! These turned out so cute and colorful! I continue to be so impressed with your penchant for puzzles! I’m sure these were fun yet challenging!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      They were lots of fun. I’m processing my puzzle pictures to be more vibrant now. That makes them even more fun. 🙂 Have a great weekend. Wait till you see next week’s PPAC. 🙂

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  24. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    omigosh Marsha… these pics are amazing and so colorful!
    Wait, do you really make these into puzzles? Seriously…. do you have a special machine that does this?
    What a great gift!!! love these. 🎃

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      The puzzles are digital, Cindy. When I taught kindergarten I did make physical wooden puzzles. I wish I had had these pictures then! Google Everyday Jigsaw. You download an app for your computer and it creates any number of puzzles from your photographs. Not that you have time to waste, but they are so much fun – I’m addicted. 🙂

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        Wow Marsha! This is so cool!
        They seem fun for doing things yourself but not to share as a group or can you “play together?’

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          If it is possible, I don’t know how to do it. 🙂 I’ll have to research that.

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          1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            Don’t worry your pretty lil head… it’s all good. 💗

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          2. Marsha Avatar

            My pretty lil head just dropped off… LOL Happy Halloween – to sleep worry free.

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          3. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            🤣 a rolling pumpkin head or a skull.. now you can choose what to be tomorrow.. lol

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  25. willowdot21 Avatar

    Fabulous colours 💜💜

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Willow. I love them, too! Glad you do too. xxx Happy Halloween!

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      1. willowdot21 Avatar

        Thank you and a happy Halloween to you too 💜💜

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thanks, Willow. 🙂

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          1. willowdot21 Avatar

            A pleasure 💜

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  26. Cee Neuner Avatar

    Oh what fun photos you have to inspire us.
    I’m double dipping with you today.
    https://ceenphotography.com/2022/10/28/pumpkins-and-quotes-ppac-and-wqw/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I am especially fond of these photos. They were such a fun find.

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  28. Natalie Avatar

    Hi Marsha, I love the bright colours on the pumpkin boxes. They make me smile right away. Well done with your digital puzzles although sleep is so important. I’m sad to hear next week will be your last PPAC for a while and maybe permanently. Is it because of time to manage the PPAC in addition to your other challenges? I’m interested in taking over PPAC, perhaps include it in my weekly Weekend Coffee Share linkup, as I wouldn’t be able to run two separate linkups every week. Let me know what you think. Have a great weekend!

    I have a mosaic mural for PPAC this week: https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2022/10/28/loving-life-in-october-2022/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I’ll email you. 🙂

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      1. Natalie Avatar

        Marsha, Thank you for your weekend coffee share. I look forward to your next PPAC post and November 11th start date. Have a great weekend!

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          Thanks again, Natalie! 🙂

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