"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, February 6, 2012

The Last Burros

So like everything I do - it's time to switch gears a little and move away from painting my little burro's.  Yes, I get bored easily (in case you hadn't noticed) and can't stay too long in one place so it's time to get back to welding and cutting and getting dirty.  But before I do that here's one last look at the last of my little burro's.  These two pictures were inspired by a photo I took around the corner from my moms house in Pena Blanca, New Mexico.
The road these were on is the same road where they filmed CRAZY HEART with Jeff Bridges.  If you've seen the movie and remember where he crashed his truck.... this is the place.  It's a beautiful open landscape - no power lines, no trash, no houses..... just mountain and open space and chamisa. 

3 comments:

stonepost said...

Soozee, I see you are lovin this road you are on and leaving your mark everywhere you touch! love the paintings!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

OH so beautiful! Exquisite country side. And the burrows -- well, you know how I feel .. we have that in common. Paintings - incredible. Caught the essence. xodonna

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Love these guys....your landscape is so open and rolling, we were there ages ago now, but It has a magical spirit and a rugged beauty like these burros. xox Corrine

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