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Dark Horse

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DARK HORSE WM

The newest illustration is ready for your viewing pleasure.

I call this piece “Dark Horse” Heavily inspired by floriography…and maybe that Katy Perry song

Below is a gallery of my process of this piece. I update on Instagram 

Prints will be made and ready to ship at the end of the week!

Buy her now here!

AlwaysApril.Etsy.com

Thanks for looking.

Always,

April

Again if you would like to use my piece as your new ink, please purchase the print for the rights, research your artist thoroughly and please share! I would love to see!

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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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Vintage finds for February. In all sizes!

Hey everyone! I went shopping for you again. It has been over 2 years and running  TOH and I am still excited to be bringing you vintage finds.I have been getting more and more emails asking to find not just plus size clothing but vintage clothing in every size so I will be doing just that. Naturally I will cater more towards plus size clothing since it is such a hard task but slowly I will introduce smaller sizes as well. I couldn’t model for you this time for 2 reasons. First off  because of surgery a coupe weeks ago that left me weak so I wasn’t feeling up to the challenge and second off I bring you smaller sizes this voluptuous body cant squeeze into (even though i want to badly!) The dress form is a wonderful addition to the shop. I would love to get your feed back on what you prefer though.

But for now here is what I have found just in time for Valentines Day!

XL 12-16US

XL 12-16US $60

XL 12-16 US

XL 12-16 US $35

XL XXL plus size stretch14-18US

XL XXL plus size stretch
14-18US $50

XL XXL stretch 12-16US

XL XXL stretch 12-16US $50

Some adorable scarves to accessorize with all $20

Red and white polka dots roses are pink! horse and buggy

I found some wonderful sets, skirts and tops. These are perfect for mix and match.

Size 16 US$79 for set

Size 16 US
$79 for set

Size 18/22 US $25

Size 18/22 US
$25

Size 16/18 US $95

Size 16/18 US
$95

Size 16/18$100

Size 16/18
$100

Size 16/18 US$75

Size 16/18 US
$75

Size 18/22 US $25

Size 18/22 US
$25

Size 18/24$35

Size 18/24
$35

Size 16 US$79 for set

Size 16 US
$79 for set

Size 16/22 $25

Size 16/22
$25

Matching Jacket for blue polka dot dress

Matching Jacket for blue polka dot dress

Size 14 US $75

Size 14 US $80

Size 14/16 $25

Size 14/16 $25

And naturally… all the dresses!

Size 14/16$65

Size 14/16
$65

Size 12/14 $60

Size 12/14
$60

Size 14 US 
$65

Size 14 US
$65
Size 16/18 US  $60

Size 16/18 US
$60

Size 16/18 US $60

Size 16/18 US
$60

size 14/ 16$60

size 14/ 16
$60

Size 22/24 US$65

Size 22/24 US
$65

Size 16/18
$ 65

Size 20 US $65

Size 20 US
$65

Size 18/20$65

Size 18/20
$65

Size 14/16 US $50

Size 14/16 US
$50

Size 20/22 US  $60

Size 20/22 US
$60

Size 14/ 16 US $60

Size 14/ 16 US
$60

Size 16 US $60

Size 16 US
$60

Size 16/18 US$50

Size 16/18 US
$50

Size 12/16 US$60

Size 12/16 US
$60

Size 14/ 16$60

Size 14/ 16
$60

Size 16 US$60

Size 16 US
$60

Size 12/16 US$65

Size 12/16 US
$65

Size 14/16 US$65

Size 14/16 US
$65

And my personal favorite find of the bunch

Size 11 Jr. size 6/8$120

Size 11 Jr. size 6/8
$120

If you are interested in any of these items before I put them up for sale on TOH please feel free to write me with VINTAGE as the subject. I would love to hear from you.  I have measured everything and they are ready to rock!

Hope you’re having a wonderful day!

Sugar Skull Girl #1

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Happy Birthday Always April!

Yesterday was my 1st Etsy shops 4th Birthday!
To celebrate I am having a giveaway.

Go to my FACEBOOK

Like and share to have a chance to win! That easy! 

Why should you enter? Because who doesn’t like free things? Start an instant collection! And even if my illustrations aren’t up your particular ally the HOLIDAYS are coming up and whats better then something a little original.  Over $60 worth of original art prints signed and dated

Those are some of the images you get to chose from.

Please feel free to join the contest! Leave a comment here there everywhere so I can get your name on the list.

I will be picking the winner by the end of the month.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE

Dahlia

Dignity, elegance, forever thine.

Let me Intorduce to you Dahlia.

 

Dahlia is another member of my twins and hair obsession collection. Created with graphite mainly a .7 HB. But unlike the others this one was created on Strathmore medium drawing paper. I am not sure this is my weapon of choice. I prefer a nice thick texture to my paper.

Does anyone have a favorite they would like to share?

Wishing everyone a great night,

April

 

Also… have you seen this?  Yes… its a Bearcat. I cant handle this cuteness.

 

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