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.

Big Horn Sheep on the Morongo Grade

Last week I had the pleasure of spotting Big Horn Sheep on Wednesday, then again on Saturday at the approximate same time, 2:30 and so I headed back on Sunday with my better camera to see what I could find. Met a couple of people from Desert Hot Springs on horseback, lady with pink cowboy…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…