5 Acre Arts

Journal

Thank You

Monday, November 30, 2020

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...

Welcome!

Welcome!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

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.
Added just this...

Our River Girl

Our River Girl

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

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...

Feeling the love

Feeling the love

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Monsoon rain! Feeling the love! The rain lasted about an hour; we sat out on the porch and enjoyed every minute.

The futon

The futon

Thursday, July 16, 2020

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...

Kumihimo

Kumihimo

Friday, July 3, 2020

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).

Bookbinding

Bookbinding

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

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.

Rebirth

Rebirth

Thursday, June 4, 2020

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...

Ocotillo Fire

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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...

Sun Bunny

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Hiding in plain sight while taking a sun bath, this young cottontail was unperturbed by my interest and consequent photo op.

*Did you see the white cochineal scale on the prickly pear cactus in the photo? What do you think it might be used...