"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, October 2, 2011

I'm in LOVE

 I'm not sure when the exact moment was that I fell in love with beautiful old trucks and I don't know when it was that I wanted to trade my beautiful BMW Roadster in on something quite different & quite old (sadly it's an SUV right now).  I thought for sure it was a 1936 Ford Truck that I wanted ~ but now after I stumbled upon this beautiful old 1940's International Harvester this weekend, I'm smitten.  I don't like working on vehicles, even though I've done so many times,  so someone else would have to Cherry this baby out for me.  Nothing would suit me better right now then to drive this to my shows and everyday after that.  I'd even have to Plasma cut the door or fender just to put my signature mark on it. 
Funny how things change in your life - you go from Hi Heels and fancy cars to flip flops and Arroyo Junkers!  I LOVE IT!   I guess you can take the Girl outta the Country, but you can't take the Country outta the Girl.

3 comments:

Barry said...

SZQ - I can totally understand - I can imagine you wanting to do up the mechanics and the inside and just leave the outside as it is - just beautiful. I have this vision of being able to come your way and buy one of these 'junkers' and send it back down under and drive it around our town - after the basic work was done to make it roadworthy of course. B

Luthien said...

WOW!! it's a beauty alright but whilst i can relate to your desire and dreams for this vintage beauty ... that task of refurbishing it to a working and comfortable condition .. i must admit .. would scare the s&*% out of me. you are one brave country gal!!

SooZeQue said...

Barry - you're absolutely right I would never touch the most beautiful paint it could have.
Luthien - I certainly would have someone else do the refurbishing that's for sure.

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.
Lamy, NM

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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