Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Scrooge themed cartoon for Christmas 2012 : Shipwrecked wheel of the economy

4th Jan The Cyber Mermaid cartoon blog is 1st post for 'Natwest cartoon' in Google web search and 3rd post for 'Halifax cartoon'.
18th Jan Abit late with this cartoon. A twist on the Scrooge theme. Notes to follow.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Strictly Come Dancing cartoon ; Strictly Come Dancing ; The Cyber Mermaid is 'Strictly-fied'

The Cyber Mermaid is 'Strictly-fied' - a term used on 'It Takes Two' on BBC 2 where a member of the public gets to wear Strictly Come Dancing garb for their day job. The Cyber Mermaid is wearing Glitter Ball earrings. Drawn on the 12th Dec.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Jane Air pink poppy bookmark - Janeairvintage bookmarks

Drawn on the 6th December. Will get this printed onto textured white card tomorrow. Have a sinister Christmas cartoon in mind for The Cyber Mermaid cartoon blog but the next one is a 'Strictly Come Dancing' cartoon.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Little Britain Barbara Cartland inspired photoshoot ; Jane Air reads from her dating diary, The Cyber Mermaid

Inspired by the Little Britain imitation of Barbara Cartland. I had to make do with a fallen tree trunk for a chaise lounge. I am wearing a vintage 1970's maxi dress. The Cyber Mermaid is a modern dating diary.

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Louth Victorian Market Fayre 2012 Bookmark - human animal hybrid - victorian surrealism

Inspired by Victorian surrealism and human animal hybrid art. Will be available to buy from the Arts and Craft shop in Louth at 23 Mercer Row ( opposite Boyes ) on the day of the Louth Victorian market fayre 2012 - this sunday - along with my mushroom bookmarks. Printed at a local printing shop on textured paper and hand cut.

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Shaggy ink cap mushroom bookmark from Jane Air

Drawn on the 9th and 10th October 2012. Not too sure of its botanical accuracy but I love the 'meltingness' of this mushroom which I came across this summer. Also, am about to start work on a political party conference cartoon which shares the theme of 'melting'...more on this to follow. Click on pic to enlarge.

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

'Jane Air Wears' on Laura Ashley blog...live

I am a guest blogger on the Laura Ashley website blog which went live this morning, 21 August 2012. The blog is at http://blog.lauraashley.com/in-the-wardrobe/jane-air-wears/
Jane Air wears a vintage Laura Ashley 1970's made in wales victorian crochet maxi dress. Photo taken by Luke Belecco spring 2012 in the Lincolnshire wolds. Click on pic to enlarge.

Jane Air in Vintage Droopy and Browns Poppy Dress...

Taken on the 5 August 2012 somewhere in Lincolnshire. Jane Air is wearing a rare Droopy and Browns poppy print dress. More photos from this shoot can be found at http://www.flickr.com/photos/janeairvintage

Thursday, 26 July 2012

Iconic Cyber Mermaid bookmarks at Louth library and with ebay items

Now available at Louth library. 
Also, available with individual ebay items at 
Publicity in The Target newspaper, page 13, 25 July, 
for the bookmarks and the cartoon blog.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Death of the Euro and 'living off the meat off me bones' cartoon ; Austerity ; Eurozone crisis

For now, the black holes of debt in the eurozone are being patched up so this cartoon is more of a satire on the media's portrayal of the eurozone crisis. Posted 4th July 2012, amidst the Barclays bank scandal.

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Euro meltdown cartoon ; 'A pile of defaults' ; Grinning cheshire fat cat bonus pay

Tim Burton inspired style of cartoon. Click on pic for the full picture to be displayed. Posted on the day of the Greek elections. The candle has almost melted away, its last embers blowing the sign of the euro in smoke rings. The cobwebs at the corners of the desk represent the webs of debt in the eurozone. The cyber mermaid is sitting amongst a pile of default letters. The grinning cheshire cat is bloated and inflated - like a floating balloon - representing not only fat cat executive bonus pay but also, fat cat tax evasion. In the book, 'Alice in Wonderland', the cheshire cat disappears at will which begs the question, where HAS all the money gone ?

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Strange girl in the woods...Made in Wales Laura Ashley vintage victorian dress

Jane Air is wearing a 1970's made in wales Laura Ashley crochet vintage victorian style dress. Pics taken by Luke Belecco in a daisy meadow, local woods and at a lych gate.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

My 'ophelia' dress for 'bank letter online', financial madness in the economy etc...

My 'ophelia' dress - it comes up in google images for 'bank letter online'. 
Not ready to sell it yet though - I have plenty of others. 
It's a 1970's sheer maxi dress. I wore it last year ( online ).

Monday, 14 May 2012

Cartoon Bookmark ; 'Wag with a mermaid bag' cartoon ; The Cyber Mermaid cartoon blog ; Jane Air bookmarks

It's quackers ! 
It's a wag with a mermaid bag !
Bookmarks are done on plain white card at a local printing shop. 
Free with my ebay items ( janeairvintage ).   

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Press Release ; A Steampunk Media Satire ; The Cyber Mermaid lets off steam...

To quote David Cameron on 'The Andrew Marr Show' today 29 April, 'we live in a 24 hour media news world'. That was the original theory behind this cartoon. Cartoon posted at a time when the 'media' itself is in the spotlight. My own notes for this cartoon will be at http://cartoonnotes.blogspot.com

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Pierrot bookmark - Jane Air bookmarks with ebay

Will try this out as a bookmark on textured white card tomorrow. My cartoon and my nature bookmarks are free with my ebay items ( http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/janeairvintage ).
I will sell the bookmarks online at a later date. I will soon be working on a new nature bookmark. 
I haven't decided what is coming next for 'The Cyber Mermaid cartoon blog'.

Monday, 2 April 2012

The Cyber Mermaid as Pierrot, the sad clown...( and the fool ! )

The Cyber Mermaid is sad thinking about all the precious and sentimental things she sold in order to pay the interest on her bank credit cards ( before the default ). Her hair is lank and lack lustre as she is still without running hot water ( 2 cartoon blogs ago ). 
This cartoon also has in mind the people of Greece, many of whom have had to sell their family gold jewellery in order to survive in a financial crisis that is not of their doing.

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Nodding Bluebells

My first attempt at bluebells. 'A Media Satire' cartoon for The Cyber Mermaid cartoon blog has been put on hold for now. The cartoon is to be entitled 'Press Release'.

Monday, 27 February 2012

Debt and Default cartoon ; The Cyber Mermaid is downgraded...

The Cyber Mermaid is grinning with relief that finally the mounting interest on her bank credit cards has finally come to a halt due to the default. The cheshire cat is grinning insanely at the financial madness of economies being built on foundations of debt. The order of countries that are likely to default on their debt ( on the debt clock ) is conjecture.

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Jane Air Vintage photos - new link

Vintage dresses that I have worn online ;
Vintage dresses that have passed through me,
that have since been sold ;
Vintage dresses to future wear
Then sell, who knows ?
Who cares ?
Just share...
at http://www.flickr.com/photos/janeairvintage/

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Selling handpicked vintage clothing

Original 1960's mini dress above
My ebay account is at http://ebay.co.uk/janeairvintage
I will shortly be selling handpicked vintage clothing including some Laura Ashley dresses.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Lincolnshire Windfarms poem in the February issue of Lincolnshire Pride magazine

1 Feb 2012. I haven't as yet seen it for myself as there are no copies of Lincolnshire Pride magazine in my local newsagents but I have been told that my poem is in there. I am still putting my thoughts together on the issue of the rapid expansion of windfarms all over the landscape of Lincolnshire. They get a mention in many of my landscape poems as they are now a feature of the landscape whether we like it or not.

An epoch of giant clocks
expand across the
sea and land

Swallowing nature
in their impatient spin
and rapacious span

A meadow of metal petals
are flowers in the wind
petal propellers spinned

A fleet of alien aircraft
have landed in a field of wheat

The noses of a squadron
of spitfires, all routed
to the ground have
nowhere to go,
their egg-shaped engines
sit in feathery clouds
high up in the sky
rolls of hay below

What do they lay ?
When do they sow ?

I tread lightly
as I return to track
from my windy trail
inside a windfarm gale

While a swarm
of swallows
swiftly swoop and sweep
as if reclaiming
back the sky

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Jane Air new twitter account

Hi, my new twitter account is at http://twitter.com/#!/janeaironline

New cartoons coming up for The Cyber Mermaid Cartoon Blog. More on debt, one on the media and one on bureaucracy/ red tape.

Sunday, 1 January 2012

The Christmas Crunch Cartoon ; The Ghost of Economic Future ; Debt cartoon

The Ghost of Economic Future. Cartoon inspired by the premonition visitations in 'A Christmas Carol' by Charles Dickens. The second cartoon has had an 'ink stamp' effect put on it which I quite like - not too sure where the stars have come but the night sky background works for this cartoon. The cyber mermaid has morphed into a tree decoration.