"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, November 21, 2011

My Marlboro Man Knife Maker

The weekend show is over!  Amazing how long a weekend can last sometimes!  We came home with a little less than what we took to the show so I guess that is a good thing.  We can tell the economy is hitting hard for us "starving artists".  My husband however, hereinafter referred to as "The Marlboro Man Knife Maker (MMKM)" did very well this weekend.  Seems like the only folks buying this weekend were the men... and for themselves.  I can't blame them, MMKM makes gorgeous knives!

Unlike myself, he's a perfectionist! 
He spends hours backfiling designs and names into these knives
hours sanding and sanding and sanding
hours sharpening and sharpening
However, I do cut his knife blanks out of bars of Damascus
This beauty he made for my birthday a few years ago! 
Everything I love ~ turquoise, crosses!
He always has a lot of custom orders to fill and gained another three from the show.
So, if you're in the market for a gorgeous custom knife you can find him HERE and send him an email he'll put you on his list!

5 comments:

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Oh My! I do have an appreciation for a well made, beautiful knife. Certainly, your H makes ones of everlasting beauty and quality. There was a time in my life this would have made the perfect gift. However, alas, no more. I still appreciate the craftsmanship. xxDonna

stonepost said...

Wow, Soozee, what a cool hubby you have! A couple into steel, doesn't get better than that!

SooZeQue said...

Jerry - it certainly will make retirement easier when we can both work on fun things in Steel! One more year and full time we can play.

Barry said...

SZQ - I just had to have a good laugh when I read the MMKM tag. The knives are truly works of att. So good that the creative retirement is but 12 months away - partners in steel I like it. You are also so right in you observation that so many artists are doing it tough at the moment - art is such a discretionary spend and food (and red wine) always comes before the purchase of art. But glad that MMKM sold his knives. Go well. B

Kay said...

my hubby makes lovely knives too but he hasn't done any for a while. I will show him this post and maybe he will get inspired! I love your post and the music is terrific too.

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