New ©ormorant Photos on ƒli©k®

I knew where they were perching on the beach. Saw them ƒor several days. Went looking today when the sun came out in this otherwise dreary and gray day, and ƒound them all basking in the sun at the beach. Always loved cormorants !! But before I even left the house this morning I snapped…

Stµpa Dhøøpa †®aVel †emPle

The travel temple took it’s maiden voyage and all I can say is, “©osmic wheels” Doug and I have been wO®king hAr∂ on ge††ing the t®Avel †emple rea∂ie∂ fO® ßµ®ning mAn. We’®e hoping to pA®k on Lineage at 8’O©lo©k.

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 ™

Mosaic Portal

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

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…

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…

MILK

I am emotionally blown away by the film. Milk. I lived in San Francisco for 25 years. I lived on Castro Street a block away from Harvey’s camera store. He was an incredible sweet man to know in the neighborhood, always a smile. Shopped for film at his store, back in the day when there…

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…

Front Page Santa Barbara News Press

This morning our neighbor called over to us, to tell us she put our picture from the paper in our mailbox. Click the newspaper for a larger image. For more wedding pictures click this.