Sunday, 18 December 2011

A Dickensian Christmas for The Cyber Mermaid - Reading Hard Times by Candlelight

Early version. Drawn on the 17 Dec ( no telly ). Will have another cartoon out between Christmas Day and the New Year.

Lincolnshire auction houses Lincoln Grimsby Louth Market Rasen

Searching for a single victorian bedpost now used as a modern day plant holder. Picture to follow.

Thursday, 15 December 2011

An Austere Christmas for 'The Cyber Mermaid'

Have posted this one in my banking cartoon blogs. I have 2 more Christmas themed cartoons to post which I have yet to draw and a steampunk cartoon for the New Year.
The next cartoon is quite dark...

Jane Air will be appearing in a Lincolnshire magazine ! Details to follow.

Thursday, 8 December 2011

The Cyber Mermaid cartoon blog update
I will eventually return to making my own very brief notes on the cartoons. I had originally intended for the cartoon blog to help publicize my book ( The Cyber Memaid ) and to stay within the premise of satirizing online dating. However, I now feel the need to satirize whatever is worth my attention and hence some of the cartoons don't always follow on neatly from each other.
Through the cartoon blog she is becoming a true 'cyber' mermaid...
Google search images : 'europe debt cartoon'
I also have two political cartoons to post once I have drawn them. They are unrelated to the 'Cyber Mermaid' cartoon blog.

Sunday, 27 November 2011

Louth Christmas Market Mermaid Stall 50p each

Busy creating and producing bookmarks from 'The Cyber Mermaid' cartoon blog this week. Some are home-made and laminated and some are being produced through a printing shop. Bookmarks for sale from the mermaid stall / grotto at Louth Christmas market will be :
* Iconic Cyber Mermaid cartoon - for children
* Kissing Plenty of Frogs - for children

* An Austere Christmas for The Cyber Mermaid
* Europe Debt Crisis...and The Cyber Mermaid
* The Vampire Banks

* Red clover and ox-eye daisy bookmark - still to print this one - watercolour done this evening 30 nov - my second botanical watercolour

Friday, 4 November 2011

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Louth Victorian Market 2011 - Victorian dress

Two of the photos that I took at the Louth victorian market last sunday appear on pages 22 and 23 in this week's Lincolnshire Echo. For more photos visit

Banking cartoons currently in progress.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Purple mushroom bookmark from Jane Air and Jane Air Blog

Purple mushroom bookmark. Jane Air copyright 2011. The classic red mushroom bookmark is available at Louth library this half term. For updates on the latest bookmarks in production visit

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Red mushroom bookmark

Early sample mushroom bookmark. Copyright Jane Air 2011. The artist for this mushroom wants to remain anonymous. Will be available in Lincolnshire libraries soon.

Bookmarks Pop Art Mermaid Mushroom Frog...fairy tale icons

Popart style homemade bookmarks.

Sunday, 16 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street - Financial Madness - Ophelia - Banking Cartoons - Cooporate Greed - Bonuses

Banking cartoons in progress. Next to be posted online ; Europe Debt Crisis and Banking cartoon. - work in progress. 'Bank letter online' - 1st post for google images.
Pic is from my Ophelia section.

Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Queen of Vintage Shop Door Window Publicity

Queen of Vintage in Louth. For the summer shoots I wore quite a few 1970's long maxi dresses with flower power patterns. For my forthcoming autumn shoots I have collected a few second world war style tea dresses. Click on pic to enlarge.

Lincolnshire Wind Farm Viewpoints with Nowag action group

20th Sept 2011 Went on a trip with Melvyn Grovenor from the 'Nowag' action group and 2 local parish councillors to compare what the eye can see with the photographic montages that have been created by a Lincolnshire Wind Farm company at various view points around Lincolnshire to help promote their case for more wind farms to be erected.

We examined 10 viewpoints and found an additional 4 that were worthy of a montage. There were a few view points where 2 and even 3 sets of wind farms were visible to the eye even on a drizzly overcast day. for poem and pics

Friday, 16 September 2011

Alchemy Festival 2011Free Bookmarks Free Soap

The Soap Bar Fairy has been busy making soap and will be handing out free soap bars and free Cyber Memaid Cartoon Flyers at the Alchemy Festival in Lincolnshire this weekend.

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Alchemy Festival Sept 2011 - The Green Goddess

Alchemy Festival Sept 16-18 2011
The Green Goddess
will be handing out free Cyber Mermaid bookmarks on site along with the Soap Bar Fairy who will be handing out free soap bars.
More pics at

Sunday, 28 August 2011

Haystacks in the Wolds

From my latest photo shoot - pics taken yesterday 27 August by Luke Belecco. I don't have editing facilities at the moment so no editing has been done to these. Click on photos to enlarge

Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Digital Switchover : The Cyber Mermaid Wears Old Hat

I have no idea what the digital switchover is all about. I don't even live in the land of the mobile phone. I am certainly not getting up on my roof to adjust the direction of my ariel.

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Ophelia by John Gilbert from 'The Plays of Shakespeare'

New blog at Illustration has been scanned in and edited slightly. From 'The Plays of Shakespeare' published in 1860.

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

To Saltfleet Marsh poem published in today's Louth Leader

Published in today's Louth Leader page 14 - click on poem above to enlarge. poem and photos. This poem will feature in my Lincolnshire based collection of poetry that I am currently putting together for publication.
New poem in progress with an allusion to the book, Alice of Wonderland.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Lincolnshire collection of landscape and nature poetry in progress...

5 June 2011. I am currently putting together a Lincolnshire based collection of nature and landscape poetry. If any company would be interested in sponsoring the collection then please email Please put the name of the company in the message title. Thank you. More details at

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Statue of Lord Tennyson

Came across this statue of Lord Tennyson in the grounds of Lincoln Cathedral. He is holding a flower in his hands. Spoke with Nicola Gilroy on BBC Lincolnshire Radio today about my Lincolnshire and nature poetry. Quite enjoyed being on the radio.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Croc Claw Charm Accessory for Crocodile Bag

Fresh from the croc farm, a croc claw charm accessory
- forgot to put it on the bag ( see previous post ) !

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

A Crocodile Bag - Croc handbag - Jane Air Cartoons - REAL CROCODILE !

Two tone crocodile bag
Crocodile tooth hardware clasp
Crocodile eye button detail
Snap this up for a mere a snip at £ 17,999.99

Monday, 18 April 2011

Posh Spice Victoria Beckham and her £ 18,000 crocodile bag / crocodile handbag...

Article today, 18th April 2011 in the Daily Mail - 'Cruelty' behind Victoria Beckham's new £ 18,000 crocodile bag. Also in the Metro previously...

Thursday, 24 March 2011

The new Bridget Jones or the new Carrie Bradshaw ?

24 March. Almost got into a national paper inside a feature on dating. Lately I have gone into the rag trade and am probably more Carrie Bradshaw than Bridget Jones.

Extract from The Cyber Mermaid is also up at Angie's diary and online writing magazine :

Just spotted my book at Amazon - now available and the shipping is free to UK residents so it's only £ 4.50. ( can't do a link as my software won't let me ).

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

The Cyber Mermaid Attends The Oscars 2011 ( virtually )

Glittering glimmering gowns
Come alive before my very eyes
As celebrity kings and queens
Swirl and twirl on the
Regal red carpet as they arrive
For the Oscar ceremony live
Keen to hold onto their
Positions and crowns
Flash bulbs flicker
And flare all around
And from my distant window
Looking into this world
I am courted and transported
Out of my world
Extract from The Cyber Mermaid
'film premiere' has been replaced with 'Oscar ceremony'

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Cartoon Blog : Welcome to Happy Fishing !

Cartoon Blog - Setting the Scene - Happy Fishing
- Fictional Dating Site - Welcome sign - The Cyber Stage

Friday, 7 January 2011

Dating Profile Avatar Pic and Profile - click

Dating Diary - Dating Profile - Profile Pic - Avatar Pic - Online Dating - Dating
Note : it is not the exact same profile that features in the dating diary manuscript