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…

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…

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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Our neighbor, Lisette’s best friend Kim just delivered this cake to us because she read the article on soCalPotters. She thought I should have CAKE !!! Wow!! I am not opening it until my husband gets home… they said it’s Red Velvet ! The scarey thing is THEY don’t know what we ate last night….

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.

Biltmore Tile Murals

Jackadandy was asking about the origins of the tiles at the Biltmore. So here is what I found out and I intend to look further. The Biltmore design team rediscovered the building’s original tile manufacturer, Gladding McBean and they also learned that Gladding McBean made the original tile murals that reside in the halls of…