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…

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 ™

How to be happy in a recession.

While reading a page from AstroBarry I saw this link to an article Deepak Chopra wrote for the SF Gate. Here it is: How to be happy in a recession. When a box turtle is crossing the road and it hears a car coming, it reacts by drawing in its head and feet, contracting for…

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.

June 17 Wedding Day in Santa Barbara, California

Doug and I got to the courthouse steps at 10 til 7. There was no one there. After another half an hour went by people started showing up. We were first through the door. Below you’ll find the first two pictures of my beautiful partner and then the other couples waiting in line to be…

1 day and Doug and Perry will be married.

Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah by kd lang: I never thought I’d see the day that two native California men (one of them being me) would exchange rings and vows at the courthouse, just like everybody else does. OK, so we’re wearing orange kurtas!!! and marigold leis. And as for kd lang, only angels sing like this….

New Mosaic Artwork

Folks, I’ve been so wrapped up in my lover’s arms, I mean wedding plans… I mean workshops, NO WAIT… wedding planning, postal meanderings, eQuality banging and fluxing with the international mail art community, refreshingly, again… that I have not posted some of my art in a while. So here’s a brand new piece that I…

7 Days til we get married.

Doug Smith, do you take Perry Hoffman… Here’s the music video for the 7th day before the fair, sweet, glorious, historic and loving day…No one can take our love away. Certificate or not. We have love. I give you Barry White and Pavarotti singing together, You’re the First, the Last, My Everything… And yes, I…