"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, January 11, 2011

Modern Monster!! then my salvation :)

I'm about to finish the fireplace cover I mention a few posts ago.... can i just say now NEVER, EVER AGAIN will I agree to do something I HATE!!!

He caught me in a weak moment, although I tried to get out of it by placing the responsibility on the customer to email me  with what he wanted and a drawing, (I was hoping he's lose my bus card) then I quoted what I thought would be a price to high to accept and HE BOUGHT IT! In the end of how long it's taken and all this issues of this project I think he got the better end of the bargain.  OK I vented enough .... on to things I'm passionate about. 

During the process of this MODERN MONSTER ~ I had to clear my brain and paint another IRIS.  It made me feel so much better.

3 comments:

stonepost said...

Wow, Susie, the Iris is simply gorgeous! Have you made one out of steel? I have also taken jobs that I knew I shouldn't have! Always takes longer when you fight it!

Cynthia Eloise said...

feel better now? a little paint and a brush is the best theapy. beautiful iris.

Cowgirl Red said...

The iris is beautiful! Your metal art is so fun. Visiting from CED. Terah

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