"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, December 20, 2011

She is named - Zia

 
The Zia

Often described as a symbol of perfect friendship because it has no beginning and no end.  The rays on the sides of the symbol are a reference to the powerful number of four.  The symbol originated with the Indians of Zia Pueblo in ancient times. It's design reflects their tribal philosophy, with its wealth of pantheistic spiritualism teaching the basic harmony of all things in the universe.  It's also the New Mexico symbol for their flag.

I didn't want another animal, I Love animals - but I didn't need another stray deciding to be part of our pack.  That seems to be something that keeps happening over here (the last one I gave to a neighbor).  Stray cats - they decide that This is Home! That last one I took in is now 20yrs old.  I'm a sucker - I feel bad for them, their hungry, their scared, their lost - I post ads and no one every claims them.  So I feed them, talk to them, give them a bed and they stay! Go Figure!

So now we are Four... just like the Zia - 2 dogs - 2 cats
Only problem - she may be pregnant!  I'll keep you posted.

3 comments:

Barbra Joan said...

Sooz, you sound like me . A sucker for a stray animal, it's hungry, it's lost, it's scared! Oh yes, all through my life that's how I get all my animals. They find me, then they live for 15, 16 years . your a good heart .. Merry Christmas... BJ

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

She's a cutie. Pregnant ... hmmmmm. Yes, keep us posted. You may be having more gifts for Christmas than you imagined. xxDonna

stonepost said...

Too Pretty for a Shop Kitty! She found room at the Inn! haha, I'll be #5! Merry Christmas Soozee!

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