"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

Monday, March 7, 2011

Crazy Flying Licence Plates

It's been a very busy two weeks.  I'm getting ready for my show in 2 weeks, been working hard on getting the butterflies made and all the other items.  I'm also taking care of hubby who had a total knee replacement last Tuesday.  He's doing really good, but still hobbling around and I'm doing more than my fair share of duties this week.  I'll be hitting it hard tomorrow in the shop as my days are getting shorter with being two people.  It's amazing how much we depend on each other for our various chores and then when one can't do them, man it's a lot of work.  Ok, I'm done whining now.  I'll feel better tomorrow since I don't have cleaning, shopping and therapy to do - I'll be in the workshop all day!  Yeah 

I hope you aren't getting tired of seeing these big butterflies, but I sure have fun making them.  I've been experimenting with the rusting processes.  These came from the same piece of steel, but yet each one reacted or colored differently.  I always try to make each one unique.  Some have steel leaves on them, this one below has a door handle on it, others have cut designs and some have glass beads incorporated and they always have long antenna's or as I call them Antlers; What you've never seen a butterfly with antlers!  










3 comments:

Luthien said...

you know how they sometimes name insects & faunas this Beauty and that Beauty? well... this new breed of butterflies with antennas ... should be named SooZeQue's Beauties :)

they are super gorgeous my fren! and the rust ... it's making me drool!

Glad your man is getting better... i'm sure any replacements are no fun!!

xoxoxo

Ann On and On... said...

Sending speedy recovery wishes to your other half. :)

Who could get tire of your creativity? Your butterflies are amazing.

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

I saw your booth at the dbg this month and thought these butterflies were wonderful! way cool!!!

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