"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

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Do you believe in Karma ~ Destiny ~ Spirit Guide, etc? I DO


I believe that something or someone guides certain instances in your life whether they are good or bad for a reason that we aren't aware of.  It may take years to figure out why something happened to you, like; Why did I get cancer? I was healthy my entire life and then BOOM the fastest growing, usually not found in time cancer got me! BUT... it was found in stage one sort of by mistake.  I did my time with Chemo and I'm 5 years out with not a sign of it.  That diangnoses lead me to think more about "MY" life and what I was doing with it.  Going to a job that I really was tired of doing, always thinking about doing what I really wanted to do "CREATE".  I left that job after 22 years and now I CREATE.  I've been doing it nonstop for about 2 years.  I stumble thru it ~ try crazy things ~ meet wonderful artists ~ do things that scare me ~ smile more.  I've been lucky my entire life because I think I have a spirit guide (something happened to me as a young girl to believe this) that sort of pushes and pulls me to do things I'm not always comfortable with, but in the end always turns out good.  I know some of you may think I sound stupid, but that's OK.

This pretty much sums it up for me:  "If you help only one soul to find itself, if you comfort only one mourner, if you heal only one sick person, then the whole of your earthly life is justified.  How privileged you are to be aware of the tremendous power that is around and about you, that enfolds you, guards you, directs you and ensures that you will continue to unfold your latent divinity and the gifts which are your cherished possession."  Silver Birch


PS..... HELMUT wrote me..........I'm in Heaven... and that's good enough!

2 comments:

Lyn said...

I don't think you are stupid in the least bit. I would say you are wise. You are sage and sense. Positive seeks positive. I only wish more people had your sense.

GlitterGoddess said...

No, I love your comment. It's how I live my life. I have moved a lot and found that wherever we have settled, I have been able to offer something to someone and I guess that's why I needed to be in that place. Where I am now, I received guidance in offering help regarding 3 children who were murdered in this village 20 years ago. I don't know how it worked or why, but for me it wasn't that I was able to give. It's that I've also met wonderful people who've given me so much. And this last episode validated my artwork and gave me proof of life after death in a way which was incredibly profound. I feel quite changed by this experience. So I understand what you're saying and absolutely agree. Love your shovel art, by the way.

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

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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,
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