"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, April 16, 2012

Oh my where have I been!  Obviously not posting on what I've been up to.  :)  I've been in the purging mode again - it's that Spring Cleaning Fever thing that seems to get a hold of me every year.  I'm pulling stuff out of every closet and getting ready for yet another garage sale.  Yes, my love of thrift store shopping always seems to fill up spaces, but I guess I'm not a true hoarder as I do get rid of a lot.  Give's me a reason to hunt for something more exciting I guess. Having a five bedroom house may not be a good idea when every closet is full and all the kids have long since moved out!  But perhaps by the end of the month I shall be freed of some of this overflow.  That has been what I've been focusing on for a week.

Today however, I received another commission for one of my very large Ocotillo's - So I will be getting busy getting that one done before visitor's arrive the end of the month and then I head off to Bellingham, WA for two weeks to visit my Son, Andrea, my beautiful granddaughter and introduce myself to the newest little one arriving around May 1st.  

I'll be taking a break from blogging as there seems to be a lot going on over here and when I've something to share you'll all be the first to see it.

Now and then it’s good to pause in our pursuit of happiness and just be Happy.  

Guillaume Apollinaire




3 comments:

Barry said...

SZQ - the spring clean bug seems to have caught a few of us - though I have not applied it to my stash of stuff - though that is a good idea for as you say one can then collect what is more likely to be used. Congratulations on another commission. The time away seems brilliant but we will miss your postings. Go well. B

stonepost said...

Hey, SooZee, are you Driving to Washington??? If so you should be going right past my house, sort of! I'll buy you lunch! if ya have the time.

Luthien said...

oh my fren!! that's what i've been doing also ... purging ... well sort of. i wish i didn't have to ask each owner if i could purge their stuff :( becos they'll look at me with an evil eye ;)

congrats on the new arrival!! how wonderful to have another little one at home :) it must be a very exciting time for you :) ENJOY!!!

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