Remember how excited I was when the managing editor of Art Doll Quarterly asked to borrow my doll for the magazine? The doll is in this Summer's issue! The clue was receiving two issues of the same magazine in the mail, one of which was addressed with the code word "compart" that I took to mean complimentary to artist.
After flipping crazily through the magazine looking for an orange doll, I discovered TWO full pages. I love the photos they took. They really covered all of Rayessa's best assets.
The doll's name was derived from the tropical fish wrasse for it's blue and orange coloration. From that I came up with Rayssea, and the magazine changed it to Rayessa, which I actually like better.