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Holiday Specials!

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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!

Art’ing along.

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To my artsy blog followers,

I am sorry it has been a while! Life has been so very hectic and wonderfully wild! I have been a traveling gypsy with the Villan Arts Tattoo gang selling my artwork along the way! These shows have been beyond wonderful with the new people I meet and the having my work really fit in. I feel like this lost kitten has found her home.

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Here I am being an asshole in a pinup competition i was asked to do

Here I am being an asshole in a pinup competition i was asked to do

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Here are some pieces I have been working on!

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This is a commission i have completed. A husband commissioned me to do a potrait of his wife “April style” and gave me ideas to roll with. It was a fun project!

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Attempts of a no reference Cat Woman.

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Balloon Beard. .. beards ❤

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Wonder Womaaaannnn

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She is my favorite so far

 

ANYWAY You can find me next at Baltimore Comic Con! Should be a blast and I cant wait to meet you!

Hand drawn necklaces

It certainty has been a while since my last post, everything from new nieces and nephews, new jobs, car crashes, and moving plans have been filling my time this summer! But I am getting back in to the swing of crafting and happy to share my new handmade  items with you!

This new collection it simple and sweet and perfect for the minimalist who enjoys handmade jewelry.

Each piece is hand drawn -by yours truly- using a fine point ink and a magnified glass and carefully crafted into a pendant. The necklace is paired with an adorable charm to give you a variety of ways to wear your new necklace.

 

Saturday I will hanging out with the fine crafters at the Ballston Arts  Market  Where my necklace will be ready to purchase for the first time!

Come have fun with me and 34 very talented artists for music and crafts this  Saturday at the Ballston Metro center! Check out some of the talent!

1). Kosmoceratops – Art Squared 

2). DCR Studios

3). Pocketful of Posy
4). Refined Creations
5). Noctiluna
6). Reinvented Elegance
7). asparagus!
8). Wunder Around
9). Olivos Art Studio
10). David Jenkins Papercutting
11). Dragonfly Key
12). Laughing Moon Artworks
13). Fitbliss Organics
14). Steven L. Miller Photography
15). Grey Moggie Press
16). April Alayne
17). Jon Wye
18). Linda Blackbourn Jewelry
19). Jenny Wen Jewelry
20). Allison Lange Photography
21). TreetoArt
22). Byrd Clothing Co.
23). Glamour ‘N’ Glitz
24). Sovereign Treaures
25). Lucky Dog Animal Rescue
26). Maggie’s Pottery
27). Signatures by LaNorma
28). Genevieve Lalle
29). Glazy Days & Nights
30). Bette’s Bags
31). Brighter Day Beads
32). Naked Decor
33). Melissa Lew
34). Fast Snail
Hope to see you there!!

That little guy borrowed from http://ballstonarts-craftsmarket.blogspot.com/   You should totally check out that blog.

Balsamine

 

Please welcome “Balsamine” to our family.

 

 

 

Balsamine represents the impatience of spring. This wild Maryland weather is such a tease for those who love the season.

She was created on a 14 X16″ sheet of Bristol and graphite. Like many of her sisters

She will be available on AlwaysApril soon!

 

I hope everyone is having a great night!

 

New dresses!

 

Hello my lovely readers, how are you today?

Its restock time. Here are some new dresses for Thread Over Heels! Amazing photography by Jason Trayer

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This means all older dresses are on sale for a short time!

Coupon Code 20HONEY will save you 20% on all older dresses in the shop.

Go take a look!

If you do not see a dress from this post don’t fret! It will be up shortly. OR if you simply must have one before I post to etsy send me an email and I will give you details and maybe work out your order!

Thanks for looking! And have a wonderful day!

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:

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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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