"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, November 13, 2011

Arroyo Junkers & Their Lovely Ladies

This week ended in no direction I had started off in and so as usual I did not get out but one day to finish up the dragonflies for the Big Show this coming Saturday - I guess there is always tomorrow, if it doesn't rain again. 
My husband went hunting for 4 days, so I figured man I'll have so much time to work and not worry about cleaning up or get dinner, or taking a shower.. you know those mundane things, but unfortunately, I somehow thought it would be a good time to organize my "too many to mention" projects that I rotate around when I'm working in the house. I have things stuffed in any available space so I can work on them on the kitchen table, but it was all over the house and then I could never find anything when I needed it at a moments notice because it could have been upstairs or in the laundry room, or was it in the big credenza in living room or or or.....and so the story went for 3 SOLID DAYS!!!!   Perhaps I was feeling a little guilty after seeing some of my friends getting there places so organize like Lady D and Jerry@Hang Art and so they were my motivation.  I'm happy to say I think I can now find things easier and I also discovered (not really new information) that I have way to many hobbies..... or is that possible?

So really I just popped in and wanted to share some Arroyo Junker Beauties I recently drooled over.

 This must be the oldest Arroyo Junker I have ever seen - too bad they don't make tires like those anymore!!


 Ahh  and these lovely ladies - those Arroyo Junkers would be nothing without them!

 Hope you all had a terrific week and we'll see you soon!

4 comments:

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

HA! It made me laugh to see my name and the word organization in the same sentence! Oh I can do it ... organize that is .. but let me begin a project and the whole neatness thing is over in under 30 seconds. Everything is out, plus extra things just in case they might look good, and soon my studio looks like it's had a shakedown - drawers half emptied, piles of images, paper and ephemera everywhere, paint strewn from one end of the table to another and every brush I own dirty all at the same time. I'll never figure myself out! It's a nice thought though - sort of a dreamy surreal thought I might have in one of my less than lucid moments. I adore your photographs of the old gas pumps - now I could have a few rows of those if I owned some land. All super photos by the way. :o) Donna

Barry said...

SZQ - I think showing photos of these junkers to rust and old ute addicts is cruel. Beautiful machine - just love the last one with the solid tyres. Go well with the 'tidy up'. B

Luthien said...

hehehe ... i can see where Barry is comin from :) those are really beautifully rusted ... gosh and those fuel tanks!! ARGH!! i wanna get my hands on one of them and put it in my balcony!!!

you know, i drive a pickup (triton) ... i wonder ... 50 years from now, would anyone photograph my pickup and post it as junk-art?

niways how have you been? i haven't been on here often as i wish i could ... but good to see frens again :)

soraya nulliah said...

hee-hee-hee...I think we all completely understand!!! My studio is a flaming mess right now...you will get things done though; I have complete faith in you!! Love all the rusty ladies and treasures:) xxx

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