modern affirmations for every day
Roachele has a way with words.
This special sort of alchemy involves transforming phrases from literature, affirming quotes, and pop-culture references that inspire her, into hangable and wearable artworks. Cultural consciousness is at the core of her practice, alongside a clear, uncluttered aesthetic, stripped down to the essentials. With rayo & honey her canvas pennants & totes are hand cut, pieced & sewn. Glass, wood & acrylic goods are etched and hand painted all resulting in “goods with positive intent” that are soulful art with a timeless aesthetic.
Abigail Bereolam, Shondaland
The pennants she sells have been spotted on the Instagrams of Tracee Ellis Ross and the Women’s March, and in the background of a New York Times photo of Deana Haggag. They’re on the walls of Books Are Magic in Brooklyn, and even featured at the Schomburg in Harlem. In other words, Negron’s work has The Range, and people are catching on.
Don’t Sleep! Gifts for the Newly Woke on Black (AF) Friday, Angela Helm, theroot.com
Let your banner be your billboard, and hang these “goods with positive intent” any and everywhere.
50 Women-Run Small Businesses You Can Shop Today, girlboss.com
Rayo & Honey’s clean design aesthetic has made their meaningful pendants a hit.
Author Tayari Jones, The Strategist/NY Magazine
I have this right above my desk. It’s made by a woman artist in her home, so the very existence of it is inspiring.