"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, August 14, 2012

+++Birds+++

I've been jumping from one project to another these days.... working on shovels again - the inventory of those is almost down to Zero ~ still making crosses as my supply of scrap wood is found, barbed wire hearts, but also started making a few little bird sculptures for the garden, or up in a window, or on the stucco wall.  They're a work in progress as I find scrap pieces, bend rod and rummage thru the Junk pile.
Some have scrolls I made representing a branch.
Center one is on a car leaf spring.
 I found a lovely little forged candle holder at the thrift store
so I just embellished it with a few of my creations and sent it off to my Son.


 Candle Holder or flower.... you choose

Used lots of little pieces of Junk to create a little nest and pull some scrolls from a junk pile - needs to rust more and will add some little babies in the nest later.

 Another carrying a little barbed wire flower


8 comments:

stonepost said...

Cool Birds for a hot day, Soozee, and I love the nest!

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Love if all! I'm such a bird nut. Doves sitting on their nest for the third time this year. They know how to make hay while the sun shines. How large is your smallest birdie - just a plain bird, nothing else - do you have such a thing? So in love with your work! Take care. xoDonna

Bohemian said...

Your Creations are always so Beautiful... I can't wait to see some in person one day!

Thanks for stopping by for a Visit... the day ended well even though it started out with challenges... I work Mon-Wed Nights at the Antique Mall and I Love it... and by the time I get off everyone is already tucked away into bed and I have Peace and Quiet to languish here in the Land of Blog! *Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh* Needless to say, the past couple of Nights when I've gotten off work it's still been 111 degrees at 9:00 PM!!! And those 120 degree days have worn me out!

Dawn... The Bohemian

Anonymous said...

Dear SSQ-OH!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE your birdies. They are precious. especially the one with the nest (+ babies to come). How do you draem up these creations of yours Susie...I will never know. You need to be in a mag I tell ya!!! Hope you are holding up under that boiling hot Az sun. Glad you are getting away to cooler (??) climates soon. xxx (SORAYA)

Barry said...

SZQ - Fiona's immediate reaction to the birds was - "we need some of those in our garden" - so you might say they are a hit in our household - that leads to the next question - how does omen buy them apart from going to your local markets - a long flight for a bird? I personally think it it is very healthy to jump around in a creative sense - I say keep on jumping and creating. Go well. B

bohemiannie! art said...

These are fabulous and such happy, wonderful creatures. I love how you've arranged them and I'm sure they'll make any garden or wall a much more beautiful place.

SooZeQue said...

Barry - That would be fun to see them "on the mountain". I think a trip to AZ would be your best bet! Tuck one in the suitcase & bring a leaf bowl to trade! Otherwise we can discuss options at some point. :)

Luthien said...

my .... these are beautiful!! i really love that candle holder! at first glance i thought it was a sundial cos of the mosaic table. a sundial would be really cool too. and the nest ... the nest of JUNK!!! *SQUEAL*

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Takin' the back road from Greer to Morenci was gorgeous.  This was waiting at the end.
Alpine Cliff Jumper

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Don't you just love bugs!  My first car.... but RED.
Lamy, NM

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This was a great old Studebaker Truck in Lamy, NM .  It has seen better days.  I love Lamy,
Studebaker in Lamy, NM