"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

Friday, March 19, 2010

I'm Your Girl ~ Helmut!



Santa Fe blacksmith Helmut Hillenkamp works on bird for an iron tree at the Fayette Street Academy on Santa Fe s west side. Though the recession has made it a slow season for Hillenkamp, the artist is looking for an intern to collaborate with on community projects. 

My Mom forwarded me an article that Mr. Hillenkamp was looking for an intern to help with projects for 2 months in his shop in Santa Fe.  Of course the excitement of learning from a master how to create on the blacksmith side of the world was intriquing.  So, of course I sent off my note of how "I'm his girl" for this once in a lifetime experience.  Now I know I'm not the 20 years old with a lifetime ahead of them that could slam that 10lb hammer all day, (they also don't have 3 frayed ligaments in their rotater cuff that I do), but I can definately keep up, especially when you have an expert showing you all the tricks of the trade..  and remember I've raised 6 kids and can run circles around some young kid.

I'm waiting for the confirmation that I'm on my way to Santa Fe for a thrill of a lifetime..     CALL ME HELMUT ~ I'm waiting.  :)   Wish Me Luck

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