"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, March 20, 2012

Road Trip

The show last weekend was a great success – sold a good amount, gained three commissions and others that say they will contact me with some other work they would like.  I usually take those with a grain of salt, because you don’t hear from them often, it's a good exit line when they have sticker shock and can’t afford things – but maybe I’ll be surprised. 

My Mom came from Santa Fe last week to my event.  I think she's only been to one in 5 years!  We had great weather Fri/Sat, but sadly got rained out Sunday.  Luckily, I made the decision to tear down Sat. night as we had 50 mile an hour winds that would have leveled my tent and smashed up some of my art.  I hated making that decision and not doing the three days, but I think it was the right one.  Believe it or not it’s draining to converse for 10 hours a day for these shows.  In real life sometimes I don't see other people for weeks - just the hubby and pet clan, so it can be exhausting, but it’s a good exhaustion. 

Thursday my mom and I hit the open road for a little "girls road trip" back to Santa Fe and we will see what trouble we can get into – with money in my wallet …. Anything can happen!

With two trips planned and getting these other works done I’ll be busy.   So, I look forward to a leisurely drive back to Santa Fe and I'm sure I'll find some Arroyo Junkers to share with you when I return.  It's been too long since I posted those.

Have a wonderful week everyone I’ll be catching up later.

3 comments:

Luthien said...

"it's a good exit line when they have sticker shock and can’t afford things"
LOL!!! you bad girl!!! but i like it :) LOL!!

well ... continue to have fun :) see ya!

Barry said...

SZQ-so glad you sold a goodly amount of stuff and pulled out in time to avoid being trashed. As LT says - like the line about sticker shock. Enjoy the trip to Santa Fe with your mum. Looking forward to the junker shots. Go well. B

Barbra Joan said...

Hi Sooz, you did good! So nice to have your Mom there too, Have a wonderful time. BJ

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