p®im®os€ in the desert

®eƒresh is in order. It was time and now I can proceed into the 2nd half of 2011 with a little clarity and light. Hope you enjoy the new look and feel here… images always on the way… enjoy

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…

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I have updated my side bar to show my new books. I have eliminated the soft cover option as I simply did not like them. The hard cover version is the joie de vivre… check it out, I even lowered the price to $25. All the other photographs by Perry Hoffman | Make Your Own…

Desert Spring

There is no way to describe the diversity and expanse of wildlife and flora in this particular Spring. With the mild El Niño temperatures and all the rains, the desert is still a vast blooming eye pleaser. Varieties seldom seen have appeared in technicolour before our eyes. Desert Iguanas saunter along while Whiptails nervously stay…

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Back from another whirlwind desert trip. Photographing wildlife and flora. The shrub in the previous post has been identified as Ratany. I was taken by this small flower and the photographs that ensued reveal the intense colour and beauty of the this amazing desert bloom with red-violet flowers that sing. To see the whole set…

New Pottery

I have been experimenting with some new glazes and some trying black clay. Using the clear glaze on the black clay revealed a metallic speckled golden sheen with many colors. I have completed several Rattles, Buddha Tiles,  and a SeaHorse… will be posting  more pictures soon. Quite pleased with the new chalky blue underglaZe ……

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…

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…