"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

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

HeADed to MoM & Jorge's

Well this will be interesting ~ I'll be away from home until June 1st.  Hubby and I in 26 years have never been apart more than a week!  Here are just some pics of the road to Mom's and some of her neighbors that we visit.  Many a film has been made on the road to her house ~ the most recent was Crazy Heart with Jeff Bridges, in fact I couldn't leave one day cuz they were filming the accident he had in his truck (if you saw the Movie).  It's a popular spot since there is only beautiful landscape - no telephone lines, no cars, no houses, just beauty.

GET READY MOM HERE I COME!
 Mom's Yard
Now that's a BELL!


Some of her flowers
there's another 300-400 more  not shown!
 

Her little Church
 Tent Rock~pretty much her back yard!  So Awesome

Some Local Friends

Mom, Me & Ian (28 yrs ago)
Mom (she'll kill me for this one)
The Gardner & Partner

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

You brought tears to my eyes....... Who is that strange old lady? Well done Susie. We can hardly wait. With Love,
Mom and Jorge

Mama Holli said...

WOW!!! How fun to be with your mama on Mother's Day!! What a blessing for both of you! Such beautiful photos! I think the Church is my favorite...the bird on top!!! WOW!!!! Can I go with you? I AM Linking you up on Midchix.com......Your link will be under the FLOCK named...The Bragging Nest!
Have a wonderful trip!
Blessing!
Mama Holli

Mama Holli said...

Oh yes I am so very hip and cool!! Thanks for the comment!! Hope you are having fun!

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