"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

Friday, February 3, 2012

My Little Minature Inspiration

Guys, I'm having so much fun painting these little tile paintings I can't tell you.  You can't really make a mistake.... just keep painting over what you don't like.  No two are the same - but yet... they are!
This is my little inspiration, Blarney. He's my BFF's little miniature donkey - although he's not so miniature anymore.  When he was a baby in this picture he was an endless source of laughter - chasing the Bloodhound through the yard and literally rolling on the ground together trying to nip each others feet.  If you had hairbands in your hair he would sneak up behind you and try to pull them out.  He is quite the character!
Got to get busy with Super Bowl Sunday so I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  If you're getting tired of these..... well I've still got more trivets to paint so who knows when I'll get back to welding!

8 comments:

bohemiannie! art said...

No, No, No...not getting tired of these. I totally adore Blarney.

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

absolutely incredibly gorgeous! xoDonna

stregata said...

Just adorable - both the subject and the paintings.

Luthien said...

gosh!!! so cute! you ... my lady, must be one of the more talented person i've met! is there anything you can't do?

BlackPumpkin said...

Ooooh! He's so lovely!!

Barry said...

SZQ- you really have been on a roll with these - and all gorgeous - such a talent. B

SooZeQue said...

I'm glad you all are finding these as sweet as I do. With such talented artists commenting on my talent it still throws me a little as I am always in awe of all your talents and wonderful art pieces!

Ildiko said...

wow....so many gorgeous things on your blog!!!love that cute donkey and your awesome painting!not to mention the resurrected art!unbelievable!
thanks for the visit!

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