"ARROYO"

A dry channel through which water flows intermittently and irregularly. Kind of like this blog.

My art is an infectious need for me, sometimes a burden but most often a blessing.

This blog is about me and my obsessions, my loves, my need to create and my need of JUNK. I'm addicted to thrift stores, estate sales, flea markets and all roads leading off the beaten track to discover that perfect piece of junk. I recycle old license plates, old shovels, wheelbarrows, saw blades and anything else that's funky using my hand held plasma cutter. I love working with steel, sculpting, photography, watercolor painting, stained glass, and turning everyday utilitarian objects into art. Junked cars ~ I will always veer off the path to search out the beautiful wrecked Arroyo JunKers throughout Arizona, New Mexico and anywhere else the road may lead. When I'm not searching for those JunKers
I ~ RESURRECT ~ STEEL

Sunday, October 4, 2009


Have you every wondered what happens when a client invites a lot of vendors & artists to display at a festival, but somehow forgets to invite the public? We witnessed this first hand this weekend as we waited for the masses to arrive to buy all our beautiful wares and no one showed up.   Although the Art Festival was a real bust the weather was fabulous and I managed to take a few photos and just sit back and laugh at the whole situation.  The feel of Autumn is definitely in the air here in Sunny Arizona.

Friday, October 2, 2009

I'm ready to WIN this Swanky Tool Belt

Tomboy Tools and their great line of tools for women who aren't afraid of a little torque. If that describes you, then you will be happy to know that Tomboy Tools has partnered up with Flea Market Style to offer a give-away that straddles the perfect balance of femininity meets Tool Girl Power.



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I'm really exciting that my "Barougue" Wheelbarrow will be on display at the Sundust Gallery in Mesa starting Monday Oct. 6th.   

Takin' the back road from Greer to Morenci was gorgeous. This was waiting at the end.

Takin' the back road from Greer to Morenci was gorgeous.  This was waiting at the end.
Alpine Cliff Jumper

Don't you just love bugs! My first car.... but RED.

Don't you just love bugs!  My first car.... but RED.
Lamy, NM

This was a great old Studebaker Truck in Lamy, NM . It has seen better days. I love Lamy,

This was a great old Studebaker Truck in Lamy, NM .  It has seen better days.  I love Lamy,
Studebaker in Lamy, NM