Since I was a little girl, I have enjoyed color, painting, and making "stuff". I especially enjoy creating art out of things that seem to have out lived their purpose. Most every piece of "trash" has serious potential for something amazing, in my eyes, whether it's a condemned house, junk furniture, old clothes or even the back of legal pads!
The clothing on this site was purchased at charity thrift stores and with dye, ink and acrylic paint, I create one-of-a-kind wearable works of art.
I also "renovate" favorite shirts, jeans, jackets, etc. that have seen better days. If you have something you'd like me to paint click "contact us".
Copyright 2014 April D Bates. All artwork clothing and jewelry copyright April D Bates. It is illegal to copy any of this work even if not for commercial gain.