"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

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

115 in the Shade!


I've managed to make a few more crosses from the junk pile,
but I tell you the heat is gonna fry my brain...
115* today 
same tomorrow and sadly no cool breeze on the horizon anytime soon.
Put a fork in me ... I'm officially cooked




“To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow.  So Do It. “ 
– Kurt Vonnegut


6 comments:

stregata said...

That is quite an impressive collection of crosses! Love the first one - I like the combination of the rusty metal, hearts, wood and barbed wire.

Luthien said...

i do echo Renate's comment ... that is a very impressive collection of crosses!! really love the myriad of colors on the crosses.
my my 115 is over boiling point ... how do you guys even survive that???

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Want one. 115 in the shade is WAY TOO MUCH for me. Come sit on the terrace with me - sangria is on. It's been from 75 to 85 here with afternoon rain. Perfect!

Barry said...

SZQ - I agree that heat is way to high for creativity - inhuman. Love that you have used your colossal door as the backdrop mounting for your crosses - very church like & impressive collection. B

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

I want one ... well, actuall, I'm a little piggy - I want them all. Absolutely gorgeous! xoDonna

Bohemian said...

Those Crosses are Fabulous... Love the Colors! And yes, these record breaking temps are frying us all! We've had a couple of days of 119 and 120... for August that's even crazy for Arizona Standards!

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