Photographs from the gate to the Tile House

which is in a place called desertWonderland. Newly painted front gate. Also a photograph of the black and white goddesses that watch over my place night and day. They were pleased with all the painting.

Acorn Woodpeckers… desert to the sea

Back in Santa Barbara after a lovely weekend in the desert for the Homestead Cabin  Festival at The Palms. The Sibley’s were great. They played a new song… Shari Elf was jam-packed fun and The Hafler Duo sang their desert songs. Many of us got to create Homestead Cabins out of Graham Crackers and other…

The Road to Wonder Valley

WOW. Thank you to Massif Pictures for a beautiful clip of a beautiful place with so many beautiful people… REALLY… To view the trailer click on the Road to Wonder Valley Trailer. For those who don’t know, I was interviewed last year for a film, about the artists that are living in the high desert….

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. …

Wonder Valley Homestead Cabin Festival

In February 2008, I will be participating with 3 very talented artists, Chris Carraher, Scott Monteith and Bob Arnett in a celebration to bring awareness of the beauty, history and free interpretations the Wonder Valley homestead cabins bring to our senses. February 9, 2008, save the date!!! For more information click this CABIN. Here is…

Lecture @ Copper Mountain College

My dear friend, artist and kindergarten pal, Jack Carr, better known as Jackadandy is giving a lecture at Copper Mountain College in Joshua Tree. She is using four of my photographs as a visual aid. Here is a brief synopsis of her lecture and the photos she is using. The title of the presentation is –…

Mosaic Workshop in Wonder Valley January 19th and 20th 2008

Yes friends, it is time to sign up again for another incredibly fun weekend at my studio in Wonder Valley for a Mosaic Workshop. You can bring your own collection of special broken pottery and also use the amazing collection of broken bits in the “boneyard”. I will supply all the tools, nippers, grout and tile…

OPEN STUDIO TOUR this weekend in WONDER VALLEY

These are some green pieces that are going in the kiln today…then to the desert this weekend in conjunction with OPEN STUDIO TOUR…Here’s a sneak preview. ALSO on exhibit will be all the MAIL ART I’ve been posting on ravenmailart from the international mailArt community for the last 6 months.

Santa Barbara… it’s a dog’s life.

Dogs at the beach. Dogs on the roof. Man with Great Dane and Pinda. Lenore and Shirley and Doug on the beach. Doug spoiling Paintbrush on the couch with new paint possiblities in photoshop… in the background…nutty kids… Still unpacking. Having a garage sale tomorrow…Not back to normal yet…WAIT, there wasn’t a normal anyway…

No Visuals

Just getting the network hooked up. Moving caN BE stressful… we have been going NONstop…painting…planting…unboxing. I find myself in a tropical and exotic landscape that is both intoxicating and compelling, alluring and elevating…green… ocean… dogs running on the beach… DOGS on the roof… (pictures coming soon) 58/72 sun/blue…happy Orange Kitty and sublime dogs. Still unpacking..unravelling……