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Begonia’s Sister and 2015 show lineup!

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This little lady was created in the month of December in 2014

Graphite on 14 X 17 recycled bristol

The process can be seen on instagram! @April_Alayne

Prints will for sale for a limited time on my Etsy Shop

2014 was an AMAZING YEAR. And I can not thank you all enough for the support. I can’t wait for this new year and what it possibly may bring!

Big changes are happening to the site! So keep posted! I will have a working shop/ checkout and will be giving this whole site a face lift so stay tuned!

My Facebook page will let you in on all the stops and places I am going this year but here is a rundown of what I have so far!  I would love to meet you.

Jan  15-16  DC tattoo expo

Feb 13-15 Philly tattoo con

March – eep? maybe 19-22 Chicago tattoo con   but probably not.

                                                                         April 10-12 Baltimore tattoo con
                                                                                  18-19 Arlington art festa(?)
                                                                                   23-26 C2E2
                                                                         May 6-10 WW Philly
                                                                                14-16 Atlantic city Comic con( if I get in)
                                                                                21 – 24 Denver Comic Con (if I can afford it)
                                                                                29- 31 DC Awesome Con
                                                                      June 5-7 Frederick Art Fest ( if i get in)
                                                                               18- 21  NC Heros Con
                                                                     July 17-16 Baltimore ARTSCAPE
                                                                              31- aug 2 Richmond WW
                                                                    August
                                                                             13-16 WildWood NJ tattoo con OR Mt Grenta Fine art show (if I get in)
                                                                             19-23 Chicago WW
                                                                  September 25- 27 Bmore Comic Con
                                                                  October 7 – 11 New York Comic Con ( if I get in- cross your fingers for me!)
Come say hi friends! If you have any other show you would like to meet me at please feel free to share

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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Tales of the Wild

Tales of the wild

This is a commissioned piece I have completed for a delightful company in Vancouver.

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A company I have worked with in the past.

Their store is about as wonderful and charming as the family behind it. Vancouver 001

After completing the above piece they asked me to create something for their Woodsman natural product line and I happily agreed.

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The tools I used.

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And with a little help this bearded stud was born in August.

Begonia. The wild Child

Let me introduce to you Bengonia

Begonia is a wild child of the night! Like the others she is a part of my collection that is sprinkled with symbolism through images and floriography.

I think she is my favorite thus far.

She will be available for purchase soon on my ETSY store. Limited printing. Thinking you want her permanently on your body as a sweet tatt? Convo me.

And here is a sneak preview of a Halloween creation about to be finished!

Like me for updates with my art projects.

Also there is still time to win free prints by sharing my page on FB. What are you waiting for?

Craft fair scare

 

Last Saturday, September 8th was like any other craft show morning. It was a beautiful day with warm temperatures, a cool breeze and a sunny crisp blue sky, perfection craft show weather.

I had my things all nicely set up as normal with the help from my wonderful both babe Malarie. Her also once being a crafter she knew the scoop on how to get things done.

 

We even made a grasshopper friend who hung out with us for a while. I named him Jasper.

 

So having a moderately paced day in the sunshine with new and old friends things were going quite well!

Word got around that a storm was a’brewin in the north west and they were getting pretty heavy so our wise and wonderful craft show leader told us to pack up an hour early. We did so like some of the others since the day was winding down. The sky was still beautiful in front of us but little did we know behind us and the tall buildings the sky was black and ready to burst.

Having most of my things packed and stacked all that was left to do was put the tent down, fold chairs and tables, take down the Jackalope of the easel and tuck away a few odds and ends. With Malarie keeping an eye on things I decided to go get the van from the other side of the block and with that thought the winds started to pick up and it started to drizzle. I got in the van and turned the corner and in a blink of an eye the old dusty van shook, the wind turned violent, the sky cracked open and it poured.  I turn the one last corner and  looked over at the fair to find my artwork and tent along with 30 some other craft show displays on their sides and blowing away. It was tragic.
Frantic, I did the best I could with the help I had to save as much as I could of my display and my craft show neighbor Melanie from Grey Moggie Press who was doing the show alone. We kept a light heart about the situation that is every crafters worst nightmare.  But like every situation, it could have been worse. Luckily no one got hurt in the storm that sent crafts and debris flying at high speeds, the storm that damaged and ruined thousands of dollars worth of handmade items and display set ups. But though expensive and heart breaking things are replaceable live are not.

 

 

Well mother nature… you can go suck and egg! Because this weekend I and my crafty friends are back at it again! It will take more then a freak -almost- tornado to hold us back! I will be having a discounted damaged section in my -bent-booth. After doing damage control Saturday night and Sunday some things were destroyed but some things were just a little bent up but worth throwing away. So along with some new things, old things, a little busted things, come hang out with me and some talented people this Saturday.

 

Art & Wine and thank goodness for sunshine!

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Adventure to Jazz & Blues Wine & Art Festival in Historic Federal Hill!

Baltimore gathers to share their talent and drink some tasty wine!


Yesterday was a rocky start.

Starting with going to bed late and then waking up to thunder and rain, then making the horrible realization Chi-fil-A wouldn’t be open to please our taste buds with the scrumtrulecent  “chicken minis” (damn you Sunday!) then getting lost and ending up in Dundalk having to pay a 4 dollar toll! Nathan Kelly (a dear friend and a wonderful help) and I were super worried the rest of our day was going to follow in the same direction.

We made it to the venue on time and alive and my a Christmas miracle actually pulled in the ally (this thing was MASSIVE) where we needed to be! We set up shop one down from the main road and met out wonderful neighbors! The people to my left were a lovely couple!1/2 of that couple  Stephen Kishel created large metal sculptures. Super friendly and very talented.  One of my favorite pieces He created was a red metal Japanese fish! So unique! To my right was a painter and his son. They were also very friendly and had great advise to share with me. MT Goggs (mtgoggs@aol.com) was an amazing artist. I loved his stylized painting of Michael Jackson!

My time was good there! I created a new antler girl and a couple new paintings for the show. My antler pieces always stir up a lot of  ruckus! I hear everything from  “I have to have that” to “how unique” to  “that’s so funny!” (i don’t really get that one but hey we are all different!) to “wow, thats just… disturbing” and even grunts and looks of disgust. I find this to be a great thing. If a discussion is born about something I have created I feel I have accomplished something worth while.

I wish I could have taken more… but here are some pics from the day!

Have a great night everyone!

Always,

April

1st Craft show….and on to the next one.

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So…

Last weekend I did a show with the DC Spring Thing hosted by the Craft Mafia. After staying up till 2 with the help of my wonderful boyfriend, Steve  finishing up Slumber Jacks and peg boards we made sure we were ready for the show! We jumped in a packed truck around 6am ate some Chicken Minnie’s (Try them… at chick-fil-a…holy crap so good) listen to some Florence and the Machine and arrived to the parking lot at 8:30! Right on time! A first for us!

Aside from the parked car in our space at the event and the dc driving in general, set up was a breeze after the car was towed! Sorry guy… you were warned.

The people there were absolutely wonderful and made this easy for a 1st timer!

Jessica Blaszczak was right next to me with her adorable shop called This Little Piggy!! It was so hard not to buy them all up! I was Lucky to have her next to me! Across the ways was the lovely EHL Creations  so nice and her photography is fantastic! Also the very sweet and talented Lucia Tschen Hamilton was down a bit!! Her husband hunted me down to purchas my Anter Art Puro RockNRoll, I was so flattered! And even Cthulhu chick behind me even offered me Sunscreen! Everyone was great and I would be honored to do another show with them!

Not expecting such a great success last Saturday (being my 1st show and all) I am playing catch up with my items and prepping for my next show:

The Wine & Art at Sunday’s Jazz & Blues Festival

SO MUCH PAINTING TO DO! I hope I can at least get 2 more Antler pieces done before then!

Also I have been a busy buy bee working on my jewelry to Spruce up my Etsy! I need 4 sales to make my June goal! And I hope I make it! Perhaps free shipping? or a gift to the next 3 or 4?? hmmm? Let me know what I can do for you! 😉

Hoping you have a wonderful night! I am off to eat some yummy turkey and rice. Be jealous.

Always,

April!



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