"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, March 4, 2012

Pushin' Up Daisies

I've been working on some new garden art for the upcoming Phoenix Botanical Gardens Show on March 16, 17-18th (16th only if your a member) and since it's like Spring time over here and glorious weather I figured what better subject than Spring Flowers.  I've got old barbed wire, wooden hearts and cut leaves to make any garden more inviting.
As with any new thing I make I'm always trying to figure out how I'm gonna display these crazy things.  Most everything i do is recycling so I scoured the wood pile and found what hopefully will work as a stand for these crazy daisies.  It all painted and ready for the show and didn't cost me a dime.

So, do come down and say HELLO if you're in the Phoenix area and if you're looking for beautiful plants that's the place to be.

7 comments:

stonepost said...

Silver bells and cockle shells, my how your garden grows! Good luck at the show, Soozee!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

LOVE< LOVE< LOVE! Wish I was closer. Have fun ... Hope you sell out! xoDonna

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

What a fun idea, love how you figured out your display. These would definitely brighten up my snow!!! xox Corrine

Connie said...

You are amazing! But I'll bet you already knew that. I'll definitely be back for more when it's not so late. It's easy to get on the internet and let time slip away for you. This old lady better hit the sack. your new fan, Connie

Barry said...

SZQ - One of these days we will make it over to your part of the country. But in the mean time from A distance I admire that you come up with happiness creating functional and decorative art. I hope you sell a pick-up load. Go well. B

Bohemian said...

I just Love all of your Creations! Thanks for stopping by for a visit... alas, even if you lifted your welding helmet you might miss some of these Events because I usually find out about them quite by accident or seredipity, I don't feel they advertise them nearly well enough to make the best of the venues and assure that everyone hears about it! There is a Jazz Festival coming up either this Month or in April in Downtown Glendale and when I find out the exact Date I will let you know. I just renewed my Desert Botanical Garden Membership... at least they always inform me in advance of their Events.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Luthien said...

WICKED!!! they look like windmills :) i was just thinking ... you should do an installation of a metal-junk garden!! that would be SO fricken cool!! get a place in a flower show or something like that ... and when others assemble their garden out of plants, you assemble yours out of junk!! KEEEEEWL!!!

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