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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

Holiday Specials!

Add created by Steve Becker

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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!

A drawing for November

Native American

Meet “Ginger Flower”. An illustration strongly influenced by floriography.

Original will be for sale in January. Prints will be available on my Etsy soon!

In the mean time here is where you can meet me and where to shop local!

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Join the fun in Reading PA for this affair.

Then hope on over next week for GRUMP

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Follow me on these sites for coupons, giveaways and more!

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Etsy

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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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Mermaid

Sorry everyone I have been slacking! Very busy busy bee with all sorts of shows coming up! Follow me here if you would like to know where I will be next to say hello! I know I would love to see you!

Here she is!  My little mermaid. Mermaid8 X 10 prints are available here  on Etsy. And the Original is still available for $700. Serious inquiries only please.
She was created on 14 X 17″ recycled Bristol using graphite. .05 and ,0 7 for all those who ask.

For those who want her as a tattoo, I am honored!  And I would love to see her on skin. I humbly request you purchase the right to tattoo her before you get it inked. Any good tattoo artist will request the same. Simply buy the print or make a $25 donation.  Also for extra points if you post your new April Alayne ink to my wall I will simply adore you.

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Also here is a little fish I enjoyed doing!

fishA little video of a work in progress can be seen here. I enjoyed this little guy very much!

Talk to you soon and have a wonderful day!

 

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 <3

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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!

Hey! It has been a while.

Hi friends!

This season has been super busy with all sorts of new projects and work opportunities. So I have been slacking on TOH !

Here is what I got for you curvy ladies!

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IIf you are interested in any of these items before I post to Etsy please feel free to contact me first! Sorry the photos are not up to par… editing is really not my specialty. And who’s got time to edit when there are drawings to be completed!

I have been working on a whole slew of new pieces. I will post about them soon!

Follow in Instagram for daily drawing updates @april_alayne

 

Have a great day everyone!!

Kitten Beard

Kitten Beard

He doesn’t need explaining.

Here are some process and close up shots.

Prints Available on ETSY 
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This beard is for you

Beard Bouquet

“This beard is for you”

This is my newest illustration just in time for Valentines day. A handsome gentleman with a bouquet in his luscious beard just for you.
He was created on 11X14″ recycled Bristol with graphite.

I captured my prograssion via Instagram (@april_alayne)

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The fun part begins

The fun part begins

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 Limited edition Giclee prints will be available soon. If you are interested in purchasing this print please feel free to give a “like”.

The print

The print

Thank you so much for taking a look! More to come shortly.

Feel free to follow me and my work on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr

PRINTS AVAILABLE  HERE

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$100

Size 16/18
$100

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

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$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

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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 16/18 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 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!

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