Mosaic Altars

A peek at the new mosaic altars I have been doing. To see more of the NEW altar mosaics …, go NOW ravenMosaics. size 18″x25″ ©2009 pErryhOffman magentaRaven.com ™

saving an insect

New photographs today. The raven is from last week in Neveda. The Sphinx Moth is from this morning. I saw the moth in a spider web, but it was not moving. Assuming he had been in this still position for some time (dead) I got my camera, at which time he moved and of course…

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…

Mosaic Portal

Newly grouted mosaic portal, with ganesh and buddha with birds. Handmade ceramic birds and buddhas, smalti, glass and tile.  

The ancient ways of blogging

SO, is blogging a thing of the past? I’m not sure as facebook has absorbed the better half of my time. I realized I hadn’t written anything here in quite sometime and perhaps many of my readers have lost interest… I do not know. What I do see is a social revolution taking place via…

Birds, buddhas, wars and artists, health insurance and same sex marriage…

Today, the raven leaping into flight from the telephone pole in front of our house in Santa Barbara. Relevance?! Yesterday I had health insurance for one afternoon, or the promise of it coming February first. Today my husband’s employer says NO. Yesterday I received an email from another country that made me sad… because people…

Mosaic Workshops in the desert

Come learn mosaics from a multi-media artist in an inspirational environment. A place of magic. Perry has been giving mosaic workshops for 5 years in the Mojave desert and Santa Barbara. He has been working in clay and tile and mosaics with his home for over 10 years now and it is a living evolving…

How to be happy in a recession.

While reading a page from AstroBarry I saw this link to an article Deepak Chopra wrote for the SF Gate. Here it is: How to be happy in a recession. When a box turtle is crossing the road and it hears a car coming, it reacts by drawing in its head and feet, contracting for…

Buddha Buddha Buddha

Thank you Shirley, Jill, Lindsley, Gam, Gayle and Joan for the beautiful buddha. Shirley heard me say “We need that buddha for our reception” as we browsed the outdoor little India shop on State Street. Shirley got together with the rest of the girls and her family and bought us the buddha as a wedding…