"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

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Another one out the door today.  I've finished up my commission for another shovel.  Hummingbirds - lots of folks ask for them and now I'm completely out.  I really do have to get busy with making more of the full shovels - sadly I'm down to about 4 and I have at least 40 in the shed to complete.  If only I wouldn't get side tracked with glass flowers, painting, birds nest, barbed flowers and thrift stores I might be able to get them all done this year.

I've been sick for two whole weeks, but finally yesterday I felt like creating again and since it was time to do the dishes..... I DID!

6 comments:

stonepost said...

SoozeQ You are so cool! Happy Easter!

Anonymous said...

Dear SSQ-Oh!! You made me laugh with your doing the dishes:) I have no problem with letting them sit in the sink!!! I am glad you are feeling better now...sometimes I think that our bodies just say ENOUGH and get sick when we are working too much!love your shovels...and all of your amazing glass beauties.
Oh!! SSQ.I am in such a place with my art!!! I am feeling a shift in mt painting but...can't see the path ahead!!! Ugh!! Will chat more in an e-mail later. Have a graet easter!!! xxx Soraya aka Anon:)

Luthien said...

super duper gorgeous shovel fren!! how do you even collect so fricken many? 40 in the shed???
hey ... you take care ok ... it's the 'sick' season here too ... my girls down with the dreaded flu :(

Barry said...

SZQ - glad you have got to feel well again and can feed your creative soul. The glass flowers just make a big smile cross the face - that is such a creative recycling idea - well done. And I can understand the shortage of your art shovels. One of these days it would be good to have one on the block on the mountain. Go well. B

SooZeQue said...

Stoney - Happy Easter to you!
Luthien - It's crazy how many I have -thrift stores and garage sales are loaded with them. People just don't realize the possibilities!
BS - Would love to see one Down under!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Your work is so original and beautiful...I love it all!

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