"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, September 13, 2011

BURN HIM, BURN HIM, BURN HIM!

That was the chant repeated by all for the 87th burning of ZoZoBra that thrilled crowds in Santa Fe last Thursday.  Fun was had by all.  Old Mr. Gloom was almost 50 ft tall and 1500lbs, but it went down fast when the fire dancers finally lit him up.  I had hoped to video tape it, but my camera died even before it was over (nothing more upsetting than losing some of the best shots to a dead battery).

We had a great 10 days visiting family, buying fun things, eating, eating, eating (especially the green chile!) and relaxing with family & friends.  Now it's back to work and getting on track with getting ready for the October Show. 

2 comments:

Barry said...

SZQ - can't believe 10 days have flown by. Sounds like you had a good time - we all need to recharge those personal batteries and in your case - camera!!!! Go well as you get back into creating. B

stonepost said...

Looks Hot and Fun, SZQ, thanks for taking us with you!

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