High Desert test Site at the Wonder Valley Institute Contemptorary Art

Miracles?!?! Disappearing curators at the edge of nowhere in a cabin on the high side of the Sheep Hole Pass in wonderland… the crew shows up at the final hour… miracle. Wonder Valley Institute is living up to the name, WONDER. I must say that Chris Veit’s friends REALLY knocked themselves out hanging sheet rock…

June 17 Wedding Day in Santa Barbara, California

Doug and I got to the courthouse steps at 10 til 7. There was no one there. After another half an hour went by people started showing up. We were first through the door. Below you’ll find the first two pictures of my beautiful partner and then the other couples waiting in line to be…

8 days a Week. Watts Towers and the Dramatics …wow

I was thinking of posting something about getting married in 8 days. Then I stumbled upon The Dramatics. This is not necessarily a romantic video, but I have, of course a special fondness for Watts Towers and the footage here is priceless and beautiful, so I am kicking off the eight days before marriage with…

New QUEER stamp approved.

Get em while they’re legal. Send your celebratory mail. Also if the mail artist world is looking to partake in a good cause… buy a sheet of stamps, and send mail art postcards. 50% of the proceeds from the stamps will go to Equality California. Now you have two designs to choose from.

Annie Sprinkle blesses queer stamp by magentaRaven

I emailed Annie Sprinkle yesterday because I knew she had just got married again and again and again and plans to wed again, with the same person 🙂 She wrote me back to my surprise, as celebrities often don’t write back. So, today I asked for her blessing on the new queerly gay stamp that…

New Book, Eight Years in Wonder Valley

MagentaRaven is publishing a new book, printed on semi matte paper, entitled 8 Years in Wonder Valley. 38 of the best photographs from eight years of documentation by yours truly,  Perry Hoffman   Images of wild birds, owls, coyotes, scorpions, snakes and rusty metal… and fire.   I have just emailed friends with a special…

Wonder Valley Homestead Cabin Festival

Let me say that I truly do not know where to begin… Shall I just start backtracking… kd lang has created an amazing cd and the more I listen to it the more amazing it becomes. Jazz great,Herbie Hancock just won album of the year at the Grammy’s with his cd River, The Joni Letters. …