It was the best year for us at Art Tours. Record sales and turn out. Collaborations with my husband Doug Smith received so well. His first time participating in Art Tours. Many thanks to our patrons and all the new faces. currently getting ready for a little Holiday art sale in santa barbara and also … Continue reading THANK YOU to everyone who made it out to Hwy 62 Art Tours
3 weekends with 204 artists in 134 studios this year. From Pioneer Town to wOnder valley, sitting under Joshua Tree National Park, a great place to explore and see many different artists across the vast high desert! Hope to see you at the Tile House. Many new creations in the works. I will also be … Continue reading 18th Annual Hwy 62. Art Tours
There is more to this than meets the eye. First of all, we noticed Cowbirds hanging around this season. They are known to lay their eggs in Oriole's nests. A bit of a pesky and invasive bird. That being said, we may have lost Cowbird babies and not Orioles. Not sure we will ever know. … Continue reading Oriole’s nest and the Gopher Snake
What a long strange trip it's been. I enjoy seeing my friends comings and going's, humor and often insight. However, as the weight of the world seems to be utterly overwhelming with America's concentration camps, melting ice caps and hideous politics and racial injustice, I have decided to turn inward to find my joy, inward … Continue reading goodbye Facecrack…
With all the wonderful rain this year, we are having a bountiful and beautiful spring super bloom all over California. An especially grand year for desert blooms in Joshua Tree and wOnder valley.
Every day seems to be jam packed with the good, the bad and the ugly. Many distractions and sometimes pets break nails. However, looking back on the art tours, I'd like to share a few images of art that sold and went to new homes. Two velvet chairs that were color Xerox's from the 80's … Continue reading Hwy 62 Art Tours
On Wednesday, the evening of the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks, I went to Los Angeles to see a tribute concert for Joni Mitchell. The song Borderline was sung. Name of the bar at the mass shooting. Weird. Yin yang universe... glad I was at the happy venue. Sad for those who lost there life … Continue reading Joni Mitchell 75
What a week it's been in the desert. Finishing my resin pieces for La Matadora Gallery in Joshua Tree. Getting ready at the same time for Hwy 62 Art Tours, seventeenth year and finishing grouting three tables and glass heads while Doug is using my newly designed fabric for some chairs! Come out and see … Continue reading Hwy 62 Art Tours and Gallery Show at La Matadora in Joshua Tree October 13
Every day the Hooded Orioles come round as she builds the nest and drinks the nectar from the Giant Bird of Paradise. It's been a joy watching them and a challenge to get a photograph as they are quite shy and fly off if they see you. All images ©2o18 perry hoffman All images available … Continue reading Hooded Orioles have built a nest.
A salvia sprouted up in our concrete walkway. Who knew it would be food for the Lesser Goldfinch and other birds? A pleasure to watch as they come drink from our fountain and feed in our garden.