NEw commission Paintings :)

I don't know why it takes me that long to write a new Blog, i look at an empty page and turn back to painting. But i know i have a few people out there that actually wait for me to update and i should push my self to do it.
Well here it goes between relocating my studio and painting walls, taking stuff out of boxes to put them in a corner somewhere i been trying potty training my toddler and it's not working at all, in all the craziness of moving stuff around the house her potty got lost and well she doesn't get the big toilet seat so now i have to get another potty for her, i looked everywhere and Nada.There a lot of cute ones out there i mite get one that makes a sound when she does her thing in it.
In other words Now that holidays are just around the corner i been getting a lot of commission work and is wonderful, I still have a lot of spots available and i work pretty fast so If anyone needs a cool painting be sure to send me a message on my facebook or email me at abrilandrade@yahoo.com.

Here are my latest commission paintings






New Art , kids , cats, new studio space, and Goals

I've decided to stop being lame and write my blog. I have way to many things to update daily that sometimes I'm like blah ill do it tomorrow and weeks and months pass and nothing.. but here we go again.
There are many things going on in my life right now I don't know were to start.
Learning a bit more and getting better on my work and that makes me very happy, as an artist only you know what things you need to work on to make them better and it's awesome to be able to feel so happy with a painting that i refuse to sell because is so unique and beautiful, i never keep my paintings tho and i know if  i look at it that way someone will  enjoy it even more.
I been thinking a lot about my hometown Tijuana Mexico and how i would love to promote my art there as much as i do here. I would love to be part of a show and have all my friends and family join me. Something that i really need to look in to, but all that has to be done in person a lot of cool art places back home don't have websites i know I've look for hours ,so living 2,294 Miles from Tijuana makes it a bit tricky to get the word our there but i will.

Here lately i been trying to paint 2 paintings a day, sometimes not even two .. the Days are so nice to waste them inside the house , So playing outside with my Little Lu has been awesome!
Been working also on some really cool necklaces, they are far from ready but getting there maybe for Christmas .. well i hope earlier then that, I want to do a million things at the same time that i just end up walking away from it all, I have soo many ideas and things in my head that i want to put in to work that they fight over each other and the list of To Dos keeps getting longer and longer. But  i will eventually get all that done :) 

Finally i have 90% of my supplies and furniture in our new house, and everything is up and ready looking good, Very happy with the space and how organize everything looks and how from my desk i can see my Toddler what she is doing at all time. Still one box with stuff to put away but i just been pushing it under the desk and ignoring it for the past week. I will get to it sometime soon like the rest of the things i need to do.

In other words 5 days have past and my Beautiful Toddler is no longer taking bottle, yes she is 2 and she should of left it a year ago maybe but she didn't and i didn't want to be up for 3 hrs with a crying kid  because she didn't get her bedtime bottle, so i waited something i wont do if we have another child, i guess you learn from your mistakes with the first kid and get better or do better with the second more like make things easier with the second if you have another. I am very proud that she is no longer on that bottle, Is annoying to hear other parents say Oh my kid left the bottle when it was 8 months old , and stuff like that is not a competition  kids are different and so are parents but when someone has a smart comment like that i always do a comeback really wow that is soo cool well my daughter is trilingual , does your kid know a second language lol.. Funny how you can make someone change the conversation right away. Kids are awesome and is awesome to brag about them but sometimes people can get very annoying and competitive. Now Potty training is a whole new story.. TO BE CONTINUED....

Its been a week a believe since my Cat Soap didn't come back home, i think about her every day  and u hope to see her each morning waiting for me to open the door and let her in, but she is not back yet, I really hope Soapita comes back soon, We've had her for 6 years maybe more....and it's weird to not see her around.

Goals before the year ends   mmmmMh  i have a few i been working on one of them is a day of the Dead Calendar that should be ready sometime in October it's looking soo cool, photoshop is awesome! I been also gathering up my best paintings for a book that i been wanting to create for a while, I also want to go visit my Family and Friends in Tijuana.. meet my brother's baby girls and have Lucy play with them which probably wont happen since Lucy likes to play on her own or with the Cat but will see how it goes....what else oh yes! Learn how to drive grrr!
Well i think that is all for now. Please take a moment to check out my new work and if you like it a lot why not added to your collection.
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Thank you
Abril
























Dear Customers

Dear Customers Due to a family emergency i will be away from my store and Studio for a few days, please be aware that shipping for items bought doring this period will have a delay, But you will receive your items ASAP. I hope you all understand and continue purchasing my art. Thank you for the support and love Abril A. Griffith

New Day of the Dead Sacred Heart

I been doing a lot of Day of the Dead inspired paintings and i love it, it is so much fun to remember elementary school back home on day of the dead week when teachers would have us do skulls and paint them and wear them as mask, putting together a skeleton or drawing sugar skulls for our parents. I love school and i have so many fun memories growing up.
Hope you guys enjoy my new paintings
Thank you for the support and all the emails i appreciate it a lot
Abril


Cupcakes Cupcakes yay

After numerous emails and request i have created 3 super yummy cupcakes , you can find them in my ebay store right here : http://stores.ebay.com/Abrils-Art-Gallery .
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Thanks
Abril









3 New Paintings and 305 prints wow

Yay for new paintings, I been on and off adding prints on my ebay store and Fineartamerica.com, it's time consuming and it can take a really long time to get all prints up and ready , if you are looking for a large variaty of my prints you can check out my Prints here 305 prints upto today more to come http://abril-andrade-griffith.artistwebsites.com/art/all/all/all , on your left side of the window you can click by gallery or theme.

 Now for the new original art yay!










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Thanks everyone
Abril

Slow computers Day of the Dead and NEw art

I don't know why it annoys me when the computer slows down for no reason, With one of two pages open it starts freaking out and then i start freaking out!!!! It's a almost 2 year old computer i treat her Like Gold i do all my business online and i have all my images on my computer is my portable business, and she still makes me want to throw her out the window. Other then that she is awesome.
Ok So lets get to the NEW ART , I like to take suggestions on what to paint is fun to know what people really want or want to see me create in my style so i WELCOME ideas etc... Of course you better bid on it LOL Jk..
Day of the Dead/ El Dia de los Muertos has always been one of my favorite Holidays and not because is soo popular and everyone thinks is cool and the art is cool but because is a HUGE tradition in Mexico and i Grew up with El Pan de Muerto and Sugar Skulls being sold on the corner of my street, In school we would do Skull Crafts and Mask to celebrate and we would get together in a group to Create an ALTAR DE MUERTOS for a School Project, we would get a test on the subject and Eat The PAN at the end of the day. It was good times , great memories and Beautiful Traditions something i want to past on to my Daughter, November 2nd is also my Mom's Birthday , i remember she would always get a sugar skull for her birthday from some friend at work. She always kept them in the Freezer i wouldn't be surprise there is still one in there somewhere.


Hope you all enjoy my new paintings , I am still working on some Day of the Dead so Follow me on This blog to get updates on when it hits Ebay.

Have a good weekend

Abril


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ABRIL

Whimsical Trees are back !! yay

Yay for Whimsy Trees, i just put them up on ebay. Check them out and Have a good night.


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Thanks for all the emails and request :)













Feeling better

Finally my stomach felt better and i went to bed , didn't work on any paintings but i was able to sleep really good.
Here are some cool stuff to bid on :)




























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