p®im®os€ in the desert

®eƒresh is in order. It was time and now I can proceed into the 2nd half of 2011 with a little clarity and light. Hope you enjoy the new look and feel here… images always on the way… enjoy

NoVeM߀® is already here.

You might have wondered, did I fall off the face of the earth? Hence NOctober posts. After taking first prize at Metro Galleries in Bakersfield in September at Latination II …October was there, waiting for me…telling me to prepare for the Hwy 62 Art Tours, firing the kiln when ever possible and creating thirteen new…

Desert Spring

There is no way to describe the diversity and expanse of wildlife and flora in this particular Spring. With the mild El Niño temperatures and all the rains, the desert is still a vast blooming eye pleaser. Varieties seldom seen have appeared in technicolour before our eyes. Desert Iguanas saunter along while Whiptails nervously stay…

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Back from another whirlwind desert trip. Photographing wildlife and flora. The shrub in the previous post has been identified as Ratany. I was taken by this small flower and the photographs that ensued reveal the intense colour and beauty of the this amazing desert bloom with red-violet flowers that sing. To see the whole set…

wØnde® vÅlley ∫p®ing†im€

Latest pictures from the desert, including the wØnder valley disposal dump site, lizards, birds and floWers… Welcome to the Mojave desert. To see all the pictures just click HERE.

mOsaic workshop in wOnder valley

Please join us for an inspirational weekend on April 3rd and 4th at the Tile House in wOnder valley, California just 2.5 hours from Los Angeles, Vegas or San Diego. Perry Hoffman will be giving a mosaic workshop, starting the morning right with Felicia Tomasko teaching yoga classes and serving us Ayruvedic meals. Two nights…

2010… a new yea®

The first SEVENTEEN days of 2010 were spent in the desert, in wOnder valley smashing & breaking tiles and continuing work on the living room at the eL paseo residence. Lenore came out for a few days to help and earned the title of Butter Queen as she steadƒastly applied the mastic to the tiles…

New mØsAi© workshop in the high desert… a®t, ßeauty, yOga..

A new workshop and a new look at RAVEN moSai©s Please click it and SEE more about a ßeaµtiƒul get-a-way to wOnder valley for yOga, mOsai©s and gOOd ƒood. Speaking of ƒood there has been a lot on my plate… HWY 62 Art Tours and new mosai©S, nEw pOst©ards, new photographs, new ceramics…  and I…

Workshop and new mosaic tile work

First of all a huge THANK YOU to Diana from Native Tile for gifting me so many tiles… it’s an unfathomable gift to a mosaic artist. I have shared with my students and a few friends but will use the rest to finish my desert house and the beach/oak house as well. Thank you to…