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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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Hello Sailor!

Hey folks it has been a while! I have finished another bearded gent to add to my collection!

It will be a hectic month this September and here is where you can meet me and other amazing talents this month.ship beard 0042DARKWM

Newest illustration to the beard collection “Sailors Beard”

Original illustration by April Alayne. 

This sexy sailor was created with a  .5 and . 7 mechanical pencil on recycled bristol. He took about 2 and a half days to complete. Original for sale. Contact me for serious inquiries. 

Prints are available on Etsy and you can follow progress on my Facebook or Instagram 

I just got back for Wildwood NJ from the Beach Bash Villain Arts puts on and it was a great show! 

You can find me at these shows coming up in September!

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I WILL SEE YOU AT THE SHOW! mewwbeach

Thank you for taking a look.

Here is a sneak peek of a commissioned piece for a Botanical company in Vancouver called Tales of the Wild

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Dreamers

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This is a rough edit of my new illustration “Dreamers”

Like the ones before they were created with a mechanical pencil on bristol. Nothing fancy.

 

Pre-Order HERE!

AlwaysApril.Etsy.com!

Sneak peak of the WIP

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Follow the process on Instagram

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Come say hello!

I will be at ARTSCAPE in Baltimore, Md, July 19 – 21

Wildwood Beach Bash in NJ, August 15 -17

Baltimore Comic Con, MD, September 5-7

United Ink Tour, NY, September 12-14

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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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!

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