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…

San ƒran©is©o

While attending a workshop in Lodi I was filled with visual stimulus in San Francisco. Here on Clement Street I saw these rabbits made by children for the Chinese New Year, Year of the Rabbit. Click any of the images in this post to see larger. Below are some images from the store in the…

my n€w ßooks A√AILAßLE at blurb

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…

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 ™

New Buddhas and Bowls

This weekends kiln, full of buddhas and bowls. The buddhas will be going into future mosaics.

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…