"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

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Quiet Reflections of Santa Fe

I've been missing sharing with you all, but I've been busy working on finalizing details for the upcoming show.    Although I'm not working at break neck speed and still have more to do ~ all those last minute details that you put off until the very end then I'm running around like a crazy woman. I'll be away a bit so just taking a few minutes to share some more pics of my Sept trip to my "homeland'.  I escaped visiting and working the festival to just roam the streets in quiet reflection and soak in the beauty that is Santa Fe.

THE ARCHITECTURE

THE ART

THE CHARACTERS

THE COLOR
 

 ~ there truly is no other place like it.
For those that have lived there they know it gets in your blood and never leaves you ~ that's why they call it
  THE LAND OF ENCHANTMENT.

9 comments:

stonepost said...

Wonderful pictures, Soozee. If I ever get close I will visit Santa Fe and you, of course!

Barbra Joan said...

What gorgeous color, absolutley beautiful, no wonder your so inspired.
sorry, I've been very AWOL. BJ

Barry said...

SZQ - beautiful - thanks for sharing the journey. Hope the up-cioming show is a big seller for you. Go well. B

Gaby Bee said...

Thanks for sharing all these wonderful pictures with us. It looks like a fascinating place. No wonder you LOVE it! I wish I could be there too ... if I did not live so far away, I'd hop right over.

Hugs,
Gaby

Bohemian said...

Santa Fe is definitely on my 'Bucket List'. My Brother lived there for many years and tho' that should have been the perfect opportunity to make a trek out there then we never did. *Le sigh*

So good to finally meet you in person today at the Show and get to chat. Your Creations are even more Amazing to behold and actually touch and soak in the details! The G-Kid Force were quite taken with your Art too, quite a Gift you have! I'll be doing a Post sometime this week after I get the Images loaded online that I took Today.

Dawn... The Bohemian

Donna, Doni, Lady D said...

"Sigh" ... thank you for sharing all of that. Brings back so many wonderful memories. Once you've spent time in Santa Fe, it never leaves your heart. xoDonna

Bohemian said...

I'll be Posting about the Show on my Blog Tonight... almost have it completed... the Images of your Creations turned out great. Now... if only I can convince The Man that I NEED one of those Shovels in the Library... you know, to illuminate the pages as I read since the one I want has an Candelabra! *LOL*

Dawn... The Bohemian

SooZeQue said...

I'm glad you all liked the pictures - someday for those that haven't been there you must go and see in person.
Dawn: Thanks so much for coming out and it was great to meet you and put a face with the blogging world!

ArtPropelled said...

Beautiful photos! One day I will visit this wonderful land of enchantment. Glad your show was a success!Enjoyed seeing all your work at Bohemian Valhulla.

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