"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, November 28, 2010

Rust is an Aphrodisiac

It's the afternoon before Thanksgiving and I've been cooking all morning, the Indians are getting restless and I'm in need of a "FIX" ... a Rustic Resurrectionists Aphrodisiac, which means METAL, JUNK and RUST.  So we packed up the guests and headed out to feed that need.  It was a gorgeous day here  ~  the news stated that it was the coldest day on Thanksgiving in 80 years ~ a high of 58 degrees!  We get very excited about cool weather in AZ and I know some of you are thinking ... 58 is cold! YES, here in AZ it's like an Arctic Blast... Trust me.

OK, back to my Aphrodisiac.... I don't know about the rest of you metal lovers, but RUST is my favorite color.  It can have more beauty than any man made color I've ever seen.  It changes normal colors to spectacular colors.   So on our little outing here is what I found.  Beats clams everyday of the week!  Don't you agree?





2 comments:

stonepost said...

what a fun day trip! If I ever get anywhere near you I will plead for one of your rusting adventures!

soraya nulliah said...

OOOH! I just LOVE all this rusty goodness! My fave is that typewriter...it is a work of art...like a piece of sculpture. Would LOVE to have that. I can't wait to get settled so I can go to a few flea markets, garage sales etc.

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