5 Acre Arts

Journal

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...

Our River Girl

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Our River Girl

This has been a rough week for the Abare household. Our most senior dog at 13+ years, River, was quite...

Feel the love

Saturday, July 25, 2020
Feel the love

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

The futon

Thursday, July 16, 2020
The futon

This week I visited friends, several thrift stores and consignment shops. Ooooh, what fun! I have missed...

Kumihimo

Friday, July 3, 2020
Kumihimo

Hand-beaded, handwoven, 8-strand Kumihimo with reverse spiral. 7 colors. Size 8 beads. Adjustable 22”-34”....

Bookbinding

Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Bookbinding

Recently I attended a day-long Zoom class on bookbinding. We had the most amazing teacher, Ali Manning...

Rebirth

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Rebirth

The last in my “Grateful Heart” series, this green beauty is called, “REBIRTH”. A hand-beaded and woven...

Ocotillo Fire

Sunday, May 31, 2020
Ocotillo Fire

2020 in Arizona has all the key attributes of a major motion picture.

Pandemic, floods,...

Sun Bunny

Sunday, May 17, 2020
Sun Bunny

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

Wishing Stone

Saturday, May 9, 2020
Wishing Stone

My most recent Kumihimo necklace; a 5-color fade. The heart stone is Jasper and is what my aunt would...

Tiny Treasures

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Tiny Treasures

At 5 Acre Arts, two tiny treasures were discovered amongst the infestation of globe chamomile. Two...

Textures

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Textures

During our COVID “shelter at home” period, some folks are organizing, some are cleaning, some are creating,...

Bees love purple

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Bees love purple

This month, encouraged by recent rainfall, the dreaded and noxious plant known as stinknet (or globe...

Sweet Sadie

Saturday, February 29, 2020
Sweet Sadie

16 years ago we lived in New River, Arizona, way off the beaten path, on five luscious acres of Sonoran...

Thank You Monkey Mail

Thursday, January 30, 2020
Thank You Monkey Mail

F ree
R eally
E quals
E xpensive
This has been a crazy month filled with angst, thank...

Zen Weave on a Rock

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Zen Weave on a Rock

My latest creative experiment.
I didn’t have any of the suggested materials so I made do with...

2020 Schedule of Classes

Saturday, December 7, 2019
2020 Schedule of Classes

Apparently Saturdays are not good class days for everyone, and one day a month is not enough, so I...