Mojave Desert Spring 2o17 All photographs ©2o17 perry hoffman

To walk in Joshua Tree National Park and surrounding areas, by choice and by grace was a complete and utter wonder. Symphonies of colour abounded in the Mojave this incredible spring. More flowers, new flowers, Lilac Sunbonnets, and of course Chuckwallas basking in the sun.

April, May & June have rapidly unfolded and unraveled us all.

Did you see it? Did you remember it going by. Full moon in Scorpio, lunar and solar eclipses and flare ups on the sun? Fires and a little quake action. Sunniest May in Santa Barbara and mildest temperatures in the desert. Mosaic workshops, Buddha Abides Show and a stunningly beautiful video created by visitors to…

Buddhist Retreat 2014 in Wonder Valley

Hello dear friends, it has been a while since I posted here to the blog. Much has been going on since November of 2012. The Tile House had an incredible amount of work done, thanks to friends and donations from kickstarter. This week brings me back to the wonderful charter school in Los Angeles where…

The Tile House bedroom gets an installation.

First off I would like to say thank you again to all the folks that donated to kickstarter. The rewards went out yesterday via the USPS. Some thirty buddha heads and another 20 pieces of fused glass, postcards and prints. It’s been an incredibly busy month with Hwy 62 Art Tours, and beginning the kickstarter…

Mark Bulwinkle from Oakland

After finishing the bathroom wall at Harrison House in Joshua Tree, I decided to send an email to Mark Bulwinkle, the creator of the amazing tiles I was blessed to use. Mark Bulwinkle saw the use of his tiles and was pleased. He agreed to send me some tiles for the Tile House as well,…

Evening desert walk

What really matters to me. My evening walk in the desert with my dogs. Feet walking on the earth that has been untouched and unspoiled for thousands of years.. well almost.

Kick Starter for the Tile House

Dear friends and readers of MagentaRaves, I have 5 days left on my kick starter campaign for the Tile House There are 89 backers, $3787 raised in the last 54 days. The goal of the campaign is $7000, to get scaffolding, tile and some labor to help complete this portal to a magical desert. Please…