I’m C. Rae White and this blog is an eclectic mix of my interests and creative activities. I love fashion and it’s been very influential in my life. I’ve modeled, coordinated and styled fashion shows, styled photo shoots, booked models, schlepped and steamed bundles of clothing, taped and padded a multitude of shoes, dressed umpteen models and much more. Now days, I enjoy creating fashion sets and product collections at Polyvore.com. Check out my fashion posts here.
I’m an art lover and I enjoy creating abstract art at ArtPad.com, I also make all sorts of art collages and computer graphics. Much of the personal work I’ve posted includes quotations or spiritual notes. I have a big interest in textile/fabric design and make patterns and color palettes at ColourLovers.com. Check out my art related posts here.
Blogger of Sorts
I’ve been blogging since 2005, starting at MSN Spaces where I spotted and tracked trends. I also posted inspirational graphics with quotations and spiritual greetings. I’ve also included a lot of some-what revealing Blogthings.com surveys and other wacky posts. I considered myself a picture blogger and loved posting/showing new and interesting gadgets, green innovations and other unique stuff.
My original purpose for blogging was to discover my passions and it’s given me an outlet for creative and thoughtful self-expression. Life is Good has been at WordPress for a little over two years and for the most part it’s been a good experience. Going forward, I expect to continue along the same path.
I’m a proud 6th generation Detroiter. My maternal Binga ancestors settled in Detroit in 1844. I consider myself a Detroit Snob (I Love My City). I’m cognizant of the current and longstanding issues plaguing my beloved city. I’m also hurt and saddened by the pervasive negativity and hate put forth over the Internet on blogs, lol photos, videos and social media regarding Detroit. My purpose is to highlight the positive, restorative, innovative and fun things happening around town. Detroit is ingrained in every aspect of who I am and I’m very proud to live here. Check out my Detroit category here.
I’m a descendant of the Underground Railroad. My Binga ancestors escaped slavery from Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky in 1836. I’ve become an amateur family researcher and I’m loving it! Several of my cousins (maternal side) conducted research on the Cotillier/Catillier/Cotillia/Coutillier, etc… branch of our family (Paris France, Quebec CA, Jamestown through to Richmond VA, Detroit MI, Saginaw MI, Chicago IL, Altadena and other parts of CA).
I decided to conduct my own research on the Binga branch (maternal side) of our family (Africa, Virginia, Kentucky, Amherstburg CA, Detroit MI, Saginaw MI, St. Paul MN, Chicago IL and Harlem NY). Some of our family surnames are Binga, Powers, Cotillier, Robinson, Gordon, Winchester, Dandridge, Ford, Smith, Palmer, Dismond, Hughes, Bowles, Williams, White, Marshall, Coleman and Wright (and many more). I’ve posted some pretty interesting family findings and other tidbits about African-American history. I continue to be excited and fascinated by my Binga ancestors. Check out my Family Research category here.
The MSN Spaces to WordPress roll-over caused a great deal of damage to my posts and I consistently work to clean-up the mess. Also, if your browser is out of date/not compatible with WordPress, some photos/graphics in my posts will appear shrunken. If this happens just refresh the page and they’ll resize, sorry for any inconvenience. Thanks for your interest, likes and comments. I greatly appreciate your readership.