Meet Raven Roxanne: A Local Charleston artist, who just took the trip of a lifetime.
Raven Roxanne, a Local Charleston artist whom just visited the most amazing place, she my friends went to Cuba! We thought what better way to get inspired than traveling with a disposable camera while wearing #hartearrings. Raven sported sage topknots all throughout her Cuban adventure, take a look at these awesome shots and check out her Cuba diary, she sure did see a lot and painted even more!
What’s your personal mantra?
Inhale, let go. Exhale, let go
A friend visits Charleston. Where’s the first place you take them?
What is your favorite #justaddhartearrings outfit?
A fun colorful dress!
The last place you wore your earrings (party, travel, etc). Any fun earring stories to share?
The last time I wore my earrings, I went to a dance party at the Southern Gallery and I wore them with my Rihanna Puma Sneakers. The perfect combination.
What’s inspiring you at the moment?
I’m currently finding a lot of inspiration from mid century modern graphic design. I’m also drawing a lot of inspiration from interior design. I love seeing how artwork can transform a room.
What’s the last thing you doodled/drew in your sketchbook?
Little faces of women. I’m starting to work on the ‘Girls with Flowers’ series and I’m always trying to come up with new ways to break up the face into different shapes.
What’s the place in Cuba where you found the most artistic inspiration?
In the decaying architecture in the corridors.
Did you see local art in Havana? Tell us the most compelling thing/gallery/artist you saw.
La Fabrica del Arte Cubano was a really unique space for young artists to explore new
mediums. It had a really fun vibe.
What’s the color palette of Havana? How did the architecture/street life inspire you?
The use of bright colors mixed with the decay and everything looking bleached from the sun was so inspiring. Everywhere looked like cool abstract painting.
The one local thing you recommend to:
Eat (a restaurant rec?) Make sure to stay with an airbnb host that makes you breakfast in the morning.
Where was the most interesting place to Visit?
The old cemeteries.
What activities did you do?
We hired a salsa teacher to come to the house. I highly recommend doing that!
Where did you stay? Any hotel recommendations
Staying in an airbnb with a local host is the best way to experience the city.