"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

Thursday, November 18, 2010

SunFlowers & Iris Metal Garden Art

I've been away from my blog for far to long, forgive me for I have missed you, but it has been for good reason.  I've been busy, busy, busy.  November is a very hectic month around her...  Eight birthdays to celebrate (I guess I get along good with Scorpio's!) Mom came down from NM to help me celebrate my bday and she actually had a big surprise party for me.  Last surprise party I had I was 16!  That was definitely a loooong time ago.  I had a great time and I know it wasn't easy pulling it together, because rarely has anyone ever been able to keep a secret from me of that magnitude.  I guess I'm getting old and not paying attention to things.  Although there were a few strange comments made that gave me pause... don't think I didn't notice them folks.

 We are back out doing shows and trying to get ready of the 20+ people showing up to feast on Thanksgiving dinner, but I've carved out a few days to create some more of my garden stakes and butterflies for Saturday's "Wild West Days" show. 

May you all be blessed with good friends, good wine, new memories and full belly's!
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving!






4 comments:

Jenny Blair said...

Wooooow! I have only just stumbled upon your work! I am in humble awe!!! :) What an inspiration!

stonepost said...

SuzyQ I keep hunting for you! Happy Birthday and many more and even happier to come! I love your work and it is an inspiration to me to dig my plasma cutter out from the coner in which it is hiding! Maybe I will clean my shop today! Good luck on your shows!

Marie Young (Young Creative) said...

Wow, your site has so much personality! I love it, but the music got me "busted at work." I had to mute the sounds quick. LOL!

Mama Holli said...

OHHH I love your latest creations! Happy Birthday my friend! Have a beautiful week ahead!

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