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Coasters are here! And just in time for the holidays.

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A handmade coaster with original Artwork by April Alayne available just in time for the holidays!

This coaster is handmade by April herself and by hired local crafters in her neighborhood.
Each coaster is carefully put together with love and care! And each coaster purchased helps an independent artist be employed for the season.

These ceramic coasters are 4.5 X 4.5 inches and sealed with a protective coating. The backs are hand cut soft 100% black polyester felt and provide a cushion and non scratch backing to protect your table tops.

These coasters make a wonderful gift and recommended in sets of 4! You can have a nautical theme, a beard theme, a woodland theme or simply pick your favorites for you or family and friends. They make an interesting conversation piece and a unique collection for your home.

Limited supply!

Available in my Etsy shop!

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BOGO art prints.

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Now through mother’s day (also my birthday day!) buy one print and get another of your choice FOR FREE!

I am having this sale to help me get to ARTSCAPE , one of the largest art festivals on the east coast.
Having trying to get in for 4 years this year I finally got in!! I plan to have a whole new look and display to make shopping easier for my new friends.

Please head on over to AlwaysApril.Etsy.com to pick up your new art prints.
If you are a fan of the art but do not wish to own prints but would like to help out simply spread the word! That would be the best of help.

Now if you are feeling extra sassy there is a little piggy donate button to the right of my website, any little bit helps.

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If you would like to shop locally I will be at the DC Meet Market for Pride Week!

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Here are new things  I am working on for you all!

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 I am in the process of listing all my illustration pendants and lockets on Etsy!

 I hope soon to follow with all my handmade rings… I should probably get a manicure before that though.

But as always, thank you all so very much for the love! I am so fortunate to be doing my own thing and I owe it all to you! win

Holiday Specials!

Add created by Steve Becker

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What a great stocking stuffer!

That is correct folks!  Black Friday till Tuesday I will be having a buy one get one FREE sale on all hand signed prints on AlwaysApril.etsy.com

In addition I will be releasing a few Art Pendants just for the holidays.

These handmade pendants are 40 X30 mm and available in black, silver, antique silver, antique gold, and copper.  Choose any original illustration of mine in any color setting for a unique personal holiday gift!

Happy holidays and happy shopping!

A drawing for November

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Meet “Ginger Flower”. An illustration strongly influenced by floriography.

Original will be for sale in January. Prints will be available on my Etsy soon!

In the mean time here is where you can meet me and where to shop local!

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Join the fun in Reading PA for this affair.

Then hope on over next week for GRUMP

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Here are the stages of this lady coming together. As usuall I used a mechanical pencil with .5 and .7 lead. on Bristol. You can follow them on Instagram @april_alayne

Prints will be available on Etsy along with my others

I did this piece for the Voodoo Tattoo Expo in New Orleans Louisiana. I had a great time and even came home with some new ink myself. She is still healing but Micah,  who has been tattooing for over 20 years did and amazing job. I have named my new lace moth Eloise

nola1And had an amazing road trip up the coast and along the Blue Ridge Parkway, here is a little gallery of some of those pretty things!

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Up next I will be headed to the nova area to do GRUMP a fantastic holiday show put on by Artisphere! Shop local this season!

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Sorry everyone I have been slacking! Very busy busy bee with all sorts of shows coming up! Follow me here if you would like to know where I will be next to say hello! I know I would love to see you!

Here she is!  My little mermaid. Mermaid8 X 10 prints are available here  on Etsy. And the Original is still available for $700. Serious inquiries only please.
She was created on 14 X 17″ recycled Bristol using graphite. .05 and ,0 7 for all those who ask.

For those who want her as a tattoo, I am honored!  And I would love to see her on skin. I humbly request you purchase the right to tattoo her before you get it inked. Any good tattoo artist will request the same. Simply buy the print or make a $25 donation.  Also for extra points if you post your new April Alayne ink to my wall I will simply adore you.

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Also here is a little fish I enjoyed doing!

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Talk to you soon and have a wonderful day!

 

This beard is for you

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“This beard is for you”

This is my newest illustration just in time for Valentines day. A handsome gentleman with a bouquet in his luscious beard just for you.
He was created on 11X14″ recycled Bristol with graphite.

I captured my prograssion via Instagram (@april_alayne)

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 Limited edition Giclee prints will be available soon. If you are interested in purchasing this print please feel free to give a “like”.

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Thank you so much for taking a look! More to come shortly.

Feel free to follow me and my work on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr

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Mr. Owl comission

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If you’re interested in a commission feel free to write me  at  Aprilalayne00@hotmail.com

 

Slumber Jack and Friends! Here for the holidays.

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Charming? Manly? bearded?
Never have a lonely night again! Your Slumber Jack, Ginger Jack or Black Jack Jr is here to stay.
He is dressed with warm cozy flannel and felt with hand sewn buttons. The back is cool cotton, perfect for ultimate snuggles.
Slumber Jack© and his friend pal Slumber Bear© are here for the holidays! They are all hand made by yours truly. He will be there this Saturday, December 8th for:

Last Chance Holiday Craft Show!!

Juried show featuring  30 of our area’s best indie crafters peddling their wares for your holiday shopping needs. Free parking, free admission, and free craft activities for the kids.  Live music by QueenEarth from 2-4.  Santa stops by at 1:00 p.m.  Our excellent food vendor specializes in locally sourced food and offerings will include pulled pork sandwhiches, vegan Asian coleslaw, chicken corn chowder, desserts (some gluten free), and locally roasted Zeke’s Coffee.  The food alone is worth stopping by!

December 8, 2012
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Faith Community Church
5315 Harford Rd
Baltimore, MD 21214For a map click here.

 

Not from the east coast and still want a new friend for you or someone you love? Shop ONLINE! Make orders before December 15 And your Slumber Jack will be with you by the holiday!

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Have a wonderful Holiday and I hope to see you at the show!

Here I come Brooklyn!

Hey New York!

Come hang out with me and do a little holiday shopping. Whats is better then buying handmade local gifts?

 

I am so very excited for this!  I have been a very busy bee with new prints and gifts for the holiday shoppers.

I will have all my illustrations including Begonia, Sucker, Darwin’s Daughters and Lavender for purchase for the 1st time ever.  My illustrations will be the star of the show for Brooklyn but I couldn’t help to make a couple little extra holiday gifts! A very limited supply of hand drawn pendants are wrapped and ready to go and Slumber Jacks will also be ready for adoption November 17th!

I cant wait to see you all there for some holiday cheer!

Have a wonderful day

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