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…

The Tile House bedroom gets an installation.

First off I would like to say thank you again to all the folks that donated to kickstarter. The rewards went out yesterday via the USPS. Some thirty buddha heads and another 20 pieces of fused glass, postcards and prints. It’s been an incredibly busy month with Hwy 62 Art Tours, and beginning the kickstarter…

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…

2010… a new yea®

The first SEVENTEEN days of 2010 were spent in the desert, in wOnder valley smashing & breaking tiles and continuing work on the living room at the eL paseo residence. Lenore came out for a few days to help and earned the title of Butter Queen as she steadƒastly applied the mastic to the tiles…

New mØsAi© workshop in the high desert… a®t, ßeauty, yOga..

A new workshop and a new look at RAVEN moSai©s Please click it and SEE more about a ßeaµtiƒul get-a-way to wOnder valley for yOga, mOsai©s and gOOd ƒood. Speaking of ƒood there has been a lot on my plate… HWY 62 Art Tours and new mosai©S, nEw pOst©ards, new photographs, new ceramics…  and I…

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 ™

Santa Barbara MOSAIC workshop

Join Perry in his Santa Barbara garden and learn the art of mosaics. Using tile and pottery, broken ceramics and special bits from his ocean bone yard. You will create a piece of work that you can finish and take home. Day one, August 8, 2009 we will start at 10 am to design and…

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…