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…

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…

Cowbird

I was recently invited to participate in a new site called Cowbird. It is a wonderful place to read stories and real life experiences of other human beings around the planet. Happy to have taken part in the grand experiment 🙂 Here’s my story called Tile House. I hope you enjoy it. Magenta Raven is…

April… is it spring ? May… is it spring?

Currently back on the coast, sketching with water color pencils, after another long trip to the desert where I was supervising the mosaics created for the Historic Plaza in 29 Palms at Two Mile Road. This was an amazing experience with much help from all the participants. I would like to say, WOW!!! What a…

San ƒran©is©o

While attending a workshop in Lodi I was filled with visual stimulus in San Francisco. Here on Clement Street I saw these rabbits made by children for the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit. Click any of the images in this post to see larger. Below are some images from the store in the…