"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, May 1, 2012

Farewell My Heart

Yesterday, I received a call from a gal in Washington that found my website thanks to my daughter-in-law giving her my card during a visit to her gallery.  We had a lovely conversation and when all was said and done I was boxing up one of my "Caged & Broken Hearts" & shipping it off to her daughter in Texas.  I haven't shipped anything yet, usually because everything is so large, but this was manageable ~ so off another one goes to a new home.  I did a series of 4 broken hearts and there is a little piece of me in each one of them so I'm a little sad to see it go.
I guess I can't keep them all now, can I.

5 comments:

stonepost said...

Sad to send your heart away, only you could make a broken heart so beautiful. Now everyone will want one!

bohemiannie! art said...

Your heart is only making the world a more beautiful place in which to be...in more ways than one!

Barry said...

SZQ - always hard to part with the pieces we love best (attached to ) but hey they take joy into the world and make people smile so that is a big return top you. And so good that another piece is sol - congratulations. Go well. B

Cynthia Eloise said...

i know how you feel, i have a hard time letting some of my stuff go. love the heart.

Luthien said...

oh that's a gorgeous little babe! no wonder you cant part with it. but you know what i tell myself when i feel that way ... you can always make another one if you wanted to :) anyhow, it's going to a loving home ... that's what we wish for isn't it?

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