set your sail
and the journey begins
thoughts and dreams of blue
the moon sweeps down
on extended wing
and day begins
Thank you to all of you who have supported me over the years, read my newsletters, come to classes, sent me notes, shared a cup of coffee, and most recently, those who ventured out to Hidden In The Hills Artist Studio Tour (HITH) and supported the local...
This little wren and I have been busy, busy, busy, building. She's been building a cozy nest, a new little home for herself, and I've been building a new website. YES!!! Welcome to my new and improved website, www.5AcreArts.com.
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This has been a rough week for the Abare household. Our most senior dog at 13+ years, River, was quite unexpectedly taken to the vet with symptoms of internal bleeding. After blood tests and several scans, River was diagnosed with Hemangiosarcoma, cancer...
Monsoon rain! Feeling the love! The rain lasted about an hour; we sat out on the porch and enjoyed every minute.
This week I visited friends, several thrift stores and consignment shops. Ooooh, what fun! I have missed "shopping" with friends. My creativity was stretched putting together a futon (in pieces, without a manual) with my friends. We found it at a local...
Hand-beaded, handwoven, 8-strand Kumihimo with reverse spiral. 7 colors. Size 8 beads. Adjustable 22”-34”. Beaded section is 22”. I love the colors in this necklace; reminds me of the beautiful colors in Indian Corn (ornamental variegated corn).
Recently I attended a day-long Zoom class on bookbinding. A week later I finally finished the project: collaged pages, coptic stitch/Ethiopian attachment. We had the most amazing teacher, Ali Manning at VintagePageDesigns.com.
The last in my “Grateful Heart” series, this green beauty is called, “REBIRTH”. A hand-beaded and woven Kumihimo necklace with a Green Snowflake Obsidian heart focal. The necklace is adjustable from 11”-17” (center length).The energies of Snowflake...
2020 in Arizona has all the key attributes of a major motion picture.
Pandemic, floods, fire, dust storms, record high temperatures, local riots... What next? Oh, wait, that would be Monsoon!
Yesterday we watched as the Ocotillo...