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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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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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Hey folks! Time for an ART SALE

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I am having a sale! 

Hurry on over to AlwaysApril to get your art prints for mothers day!

BUY ONE GET ONE FREE! you heard that right folks!

When checking out with the one print you would like simply convo me the other you desire.

I have been creating all sorts of goodies and going all over the place to get a chance to meet you!

And now that I got accepted into ARTSCAPE I could use your support more then ever!

Keep the art alive!

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Baltimore Tattoo Convention 2014

Baltimore Tattoo Convention 2014

Cyber Monday! Oh Boy!

What does today mean?

Today means I will give you 10 % off your purchase using coupon code CYBERMONDAY ! Hooray!

So head on over to Thread Over Heels or Always April where you can purchase new goodies for the holidays with ten percent off!

New goodies like these for you or your friends and family!

Nothing is more special than something that is handmade and created by a small business.

Shop smart and give uniquely this holiday.

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HAPPY SHOPPING

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!

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.

 

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