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Here I come Brooklyn!

Hey New York!

Come hang out with me and do a little holiday shopping. Whats is better then buying handmade local gifts?

 

I am so very excited for this!  I have been a very busy bee with new prints and gifts for the holiday shoppers.

I will have all my illustrations including Begonia, Sucker, Darwin’s Daughters and Lavender for purchase for the 1st time ever.  My illustrations will be the star of the show for Brooklyn but I couldn’t help to make a couple little extra holiday gifts! A very limited supply of hand drawn pendants are wrapped and ready to go and Slumber Jacks will also be ready for adoption November 17th!

I cant wait to see you all there for some holiday cheer!

Have a wonderful day

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Hoops & Prints- a new kind of picture frame

So as you all know I have been drawing my fingers off this past month.

I am in the process of making my very 1st collection that I am proud of and I well on my way.

Who needs art school? I have books, the internet and determination!

My goal in 2012? Get better.

I will have prints available  hopefully by next week if not sooner!

In the mean time I have created a new type of a print.

I have taken my illustrations and printed them on a fine piece of cream canvas and fastened them in an embroidery hoop. A little different for your wall decor.

These will be handmade by order.  They can be customized to your liking. So if you would like a different image in your hoop I am more then happy to create something personal for you!

For sale now is “Coriander” Prints and Hoop Prints

I hope you enjoy!

Have a great night everyone.

-April

“The worst enemy to creativity is selfdoubt.” – Sylvia Plath

Happy Halloween…

The Keepers

Yep. You heard me.

I finally finished my Halloween piece for you fine folks. Merry Christmas.

The Boyfriend got me a lot of new art fancies, mostly pencils, because I enjoy that medium most at the moment.

This piece is a part of the twins/ hair obsession collection.  thoughts?

I hope you enjoy.

Also I hope you enjoy your New Year.

Always,

April

p.s. if you get this tattooed on your body let me see it when you and your artist are done.

Lovely Little Lockets

I proud to introduce some of my new creations!

Lovely little lockets!

These little guys are so sweet and have prints of original artwork by yours truly!

Makes a perfect unique gift!

Available soon on AlwayApril.etsy.com!

I am more then happy to take requests and make a custom little locket for you or your loved one!

 My artwork shows more options of images but if you would like me to draw something or someone to make your necklace a little more personal send me a message! Id love to hear from you!

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The holidays are coming! are you ready?

I hope you’re having a wonderful night keep crafty!

Hairy Business

So recently I have been working on hair. Braids, swirls, twirls and dos. Being a cosmetologist I appreciate hair as an art form…and its much easier when then don’t talk back.

As you all know I love to draw lovely ladies but I have really got inspired after attending New York Comic con with my Killustrator  and the  FUBAR boys and being across from Adrian Alphona. I absolutely love his sketches.

So this is a working progress and the main focus of then was to concur a braid but I thought I would share and get your opinion!
The  twins, who are obviously not done, were going to be a Halloween sketch for you folk originally but I suck and didnt finish them.  I was going to make them sugar skull twins but now I am not sure. What are your thoughts?

Detail them up with sugar skull designs or create fresh face? I know what I am thinking…. But I would like to hear what you think!

 

On a side note:

I have put a Donate button to keep the artwork alive! If you are feeling generous and want to donate to keep local art alive leave me your address and I will send you a little gift =)

 

I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!!

Always,

April!

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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