Magazine Love

I love when I get new magazines in the mail!  Don’t you? Especially when they’re full of pics that are “ooh” and “aww” worthy. These are from Anthropologie and CB2 for May.

I love these 2 in particular.  What if you really could move your bed to your backyard overlooking the water and dream under the stars?  And how chill is that living room? Love the records in the book shelf, natural light and overall awesomeness.  I also appeciate how simple yet stylish it feels.



And speaking of magazines…check out what my girl Adrienne just sent me…like literally as I was typing this!  Hot off the press, people.  This looks fab!  She did a great job.  I told her it looked straight out of a magazine and what a kawinky-dink…I just so happened to be writing a post about magazine dopeness.


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*pic #1 taken by me

*pic #2 taken by Adrienne


Art Shows

One of my goals this year was to participate in 4 art shows; 2 down…2 more to go!

The first one I talked about here.  It was really cool.  I enjoyed the experience and plan on showing at another Raw Artist showcase later this year!

I participated in the Art Walk in Cincy a couple weekends ago and while it was a good experience and I was grateful to be able to participate, it just didn’t have the turnout I was hoping for. From what I’ve heard they have been very well attended in the past so I’m hoping the next one is jam-packed!


Note Cards

I’m also learning that you REALLY have to find where your audience is.  OR make it easy for them to find you.  We’ll see if art shows are my thing or if I should stick to referals and continue to develop my on-line presence.  Could be all 3 for all I know…time will tell!

Here are 2 of the 3 new pieces I made for the Art Walk.  

 New Girl 2

 New Girl 1

 I also re-discovered my love for this one.  For some reason (must be the light eyes) it reminds me of Stacey Dash, of “Clueless” fame.  LOL  I fully realize that’s a stretch…=)

 Stacey Dash

Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far! 

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*photos taken by me with iPhone



Raw Artist Showcase…the pics!

The event went well!

I’m very glad I participated in the showcase.  I met lots of people and it’s always good to get your work out there.  While I didn’t sell anything at the event I did get a ton of great feedback which still lets me know that there’s a market for my brand!

Before we get into the pics I have to say thanks again to all my friends that came out and supported me!!  Special-special shout out to my girl Starla and her husband Matt for driving 2 hours just to show some love…on a work night!  That’s love!  You guys rock!  And of course my amazing parents who helped load, set up, unload and calm me down (I had a couple spazz moments…thanks for holding me down, mom!)

So, what’s next for this Raw Artist you ask…I’m thinkin’ The Chi.  What do you think?


Corey Davis 1

Corey Davis 5

Corey Davis 4

Corey Davis 3

Corey Davis Starla and Matt




Raynee & Starla

Corey Davis 10

Corey Davis 6

Corey Davis 7

Corey Davis 8







Raynee & Abby

(Photo Credits: 1 taken by me/ 7-10 taken by Matt Officer/2-6,11-20 Corey Davis / 21 taken by my dad)

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I’m a Raw Artist

Hey, Guys!

I know I’m a little late, but HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Hope you all are settling into 2014 and making the most of this fresh start!

To my absolute surprise and delight the day after Christmas I was asked to join an artist showcase here in Cincinnati. I had never heard of, but after an on-line search and chat with the coordinator for the Cincy event I was IN.  The really cool part is that these events feature a variety of artistic expression; visual & performance art, make up, hair, film, fashion, photography and music.  How awesome is that?! 

Super excited to be featured and just as excited to see all the other artists!  

Can’t wait to share the experience with you all!

Check out my profile–Raynee + Color


Just a week away…I expect the butterflies to kick in any second now! 


Commissioned Piece: BFFs

I had the privilege to paint a commissioned piece for a friend this weekend!  She wanted a special painting to give to a life-long friend that represented them as youngsters with a dream.  One aspiring to make it big in the fashion industry and the other, a doctor.


Can’t wait to see what the doc thinks of her gift!

*pic taken by me

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Hello, Loves!

I launched my new Etsy site on my birthday!  Seemed like a good day to start something new…new brand, new merchandise and new site! 

I’m pretty excited.  Have you stopped by for a visit yet?  What are you waiting for?!


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