5 Acre Arts

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One week to go

Tuesday, November 8, 2022
One week to go

Hidden In The Hills Artist Studio Tour!!! Nov 18-20 and Nov 25-27.Many local artists in Cave Creek,...

Getting ready for Hidden In The Hills

Thursday, September 29, 2022
Getting ready for Hidden In The Hills

September just flew by and now we're in the final stretch, preparing for our local Hidden In The Hills...

Kumihimo Lariat

Saturday, September 17, 2022
Kumihimo Lariat

I saw a bead crochet lariat in a magazine and thought, "I can do that", which I could have.
But...

Kumi Class in Flagstaff

Wednesday, July 13, 2022
Kumi Class in Flagstaff

Flagstaff, cooler temps, YES!
I will be teaching a beginning Kumihimo class for the Fiber Artists...

Bo- Our handsome catahoula boy

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
Bo- Our handsome catahoula boy

This week we bid farewell to our oldest boy Bo. At age 14, he is the last of the four dogs we raised...

A Feather for Arlene

Thursday, June 23, 2022
A Feather for Arlene

I found this fabulous silver feather that was perfect for a wrap-around bracelet. Inspired by kindred...

Beaded Kumihimo Necklace

Sunday, May 22, 2022
Beaded Kumihimo Necklace

Recently I’ve been working on beaded Kumihimo necklaces. This is one I’m keeping for myself :-)

Mirrix Loom

Saturday, April 30, 2022
Mirrix Loom

April was spent learning to weave on a Mirrix Loom I purchased way back in 2006. Talk about procrastination!...

Reasons I Teach

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Reasons I Teach

I wanted to write about why I teach but while I was clearing drawers in my studio I ran across this...

February 2022

Tuesday, February 1, 2022
February 2022

BRRRRRRR!
Maybe I'm just getting older, or maybe it's just been colder!
January has kept...

Home For The Holidays

Saturday, January 1, 2022
Home For The Holidays

The best laid plans...
I was looking forward to a month of celebration. A December to remember...

Perfect weather all 6 days

Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Perfect weather all 6 days

My artist compadres and I just wrapped up the 2021 Hidden In The Hills Artist Studio Tour. This is...

Favorite time of year

Sunday, October 31, 2021
Favorite time of year

BRRRRR! 51 degrees when I started my walk this morning.
Shirtsleeve days and flannel nights, my...

Hidden In The Hills 2021

Monday, October 4, 2021
Hidden In The Hills 2021

As many of you know, the Hidden In The Hills Artist Studio Tour is coming up in November. This is a...

Good morning moon

Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Good morning moon

I am loving this cooler weather!
It is so invigorating to open our windows and let the fresh air...

Early morning walk

Sunday, August 29, 2021
Early morning walk

We (me and the dog) do walk before the sun comes up, and sometimes there's a tiny ray of sunshine peeking...

Gearing up

Friday, May 28, 2021
Gearing up

This is my fourth chainmaille bracelet in four days! Each one totally different and fun - I am learning...

Surprise visit

Friday, May 7, 2021
Surprise visit

Surprise! Look who came to visit.
I was out on the back porch journaling, enjoying the quiet and...

2021 Repujado Classes

Friday, April 30, 2021
2021 Repujado Classes

NOTE: Regarding 2021 Repujado (metal embossing) classes:
▶︎ I will continue to teach metal embossing...

Arizona Sage Art Market

Friday, March 26, 2021
Arizona Sage Art Market

Hope you can make it to market!
WHO: 35+ Local Artists
WHAT: Arizona Sage Art Market
WHEN:...

A creative rainbow

Saturday, February 27, 2021
A creative rainbow

A creative rainbow, our February 2021 class - Faux Marbling and Handbound Journals.

Rain- Snow- and Graupel

Sunday, January 31, 2021
Rain- Snow- and Graupel

Yesterday was so phenomenal with a continuous light rain, snow, and "graupel".

When the...

Set Your Sail

Monday, December 28, 2020
Set Your Sail

set your sail
and the journey begins
thoughts and dreams of blue
the moon sweeps down

Thank You

Monday, November 30, 2020
Thank You

Thank you to all of you who have supported me over the years, read my newsletters, come to classes,...

Busy building a new space

Sunday, November 1, 2020
Busy building a new space

This little wren and I have been busy, busy, busy, building. She's been building a cozy nest, a new...