Saturday, 21 December 2013

Christmas Jobseeker cartoon - to be posted after Christmas !

21 Dec - have got a rough draft done for this but I might not get this one posted before Christmas. My jobseeker cartoons are 1st post in Google images for 'jobseeker cartoons'.

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Angora Rabbit Fur cartoon ( - Angora rabbit fur link )

17 Dec - Have joined the Peta organization. Link to angora post ( distressing video ) 
This made the Japan Times.
Poem to be posted after Christmas. 
Cartoon is of a caged rabbit that has just been plucked for its angora fur.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Mablethorpe beach storm damage and tidal surge photos - 6th December 2013

Photos taken on friday the 6th December - the morning after the 'worst tidal surge in 60 years'- according to the media. The pieces of wood sticking out of the sand were where the sand dunes used to be before the surge.

Jane Air in vintage Laura Ashley velvet and forest green taffeta dress 14, 16

Pic taken at a local woods in Lincolnshire
( not many of them left ! ) by Luke Belecco. 
Vintage Laura Ashley black velvet and
forest green taffeta dress size 14, 16 is for sale up at
Sorry dress has now been sold.

Monday, 18 November 2013

Lincolnshire Poet, Jane Air, says NO to Louth Eastfield Road housing estate proposal

18 Nov - Got my letter sent to Manby Tedder Hall outlining my objections to the proposal to build 49 houses off Eastfield Road, coming out of Louth. More to follow...

Sunday, 3 November 2013

St Hallows Hospital Halloween Pics in the Grimsby Telegraph 4 Nov

St Hallows Hospital on Halloween - a white nun and an Edwardian nurse.
Pics in the Grimsby Telegraph 4 Nov.
Click on pics to enlarge or read the article.

Saturday, 26 October 2013

Virtual jobseekers, virtual jobsearch cartoon ; Big Brother 2013 Jobwatch

Notes : Story behind the workman's boot - a classmate of mine had asked the secretary of Job Club for a pair of steel capped workman's boots for his bin man induction day and ended up being given soft plastic shoes instead. My experience of Job Club was one of overcrowding, of computer wires dangling from a hole in the corner of the room and of not enough seats for bums. Click on pic to enlarge.

Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Trevor Harries mermaid sculpture in stone

Trevor Harries mermaid sculpture in stone. 
Will soon be up for sale on Gumtree. 
Trevor Harries is the sculptor of the Grimsby Fishermen's Memorial Stature.

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Big Brother 2013 cartoon ; George Orwell's Big Brother inspired cartoon ; Octopus pic

Big Brother 2013 cartoon posted online on 15 Sept 2013. This cartoon is inspired by the Big Brother of George Orwell's novel, 1984, rather than the Channel 4 reality tv show, Big Brother ( although the Big Brother eye jewellery ring on Cyber Mermaid's finger comes from the Big Brother eye earrings, rings and wrist warmers as worn by Lauren Harries in the reality TV show of 2013 ).
My notes for this cartoon and all the cartoons are to remain offline for now.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Jobseeker and welfare benefit cartoon strip in progress here...

24 August 2013 : the cartoon strip is number one in 'google images' for 'jobseeker cartoons' and 'welfare benefit reform cartoons'. Cartoons to be posted throughout this autumn from this blog.

Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Skill Conditionality training cartoon ; Jobseeker cartoon ; Certificates

It appears that you can print out a certificate for every thing you do on the 'Skills Conditionality' training - an 8 week course that the Jobcentre Plus refer new jobseeker claimants onto.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Crisis Loan Cartoon ; Death of the Crisis Loan ; Living off the meat off me bones...

Drawn on 8th May. Part of the jobseeker cartoon strip.
1st post for 'crisis loan cartoon' in google web search and google image search.
Crisis loans are no longer available.

Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Day of Margaret Thatcher's funeral...cartoon to follow

Jobseekers cartoon number 3 to follow - got the ideas for it today - 17th April while attending job club in the afternoon. Will post in about one week.

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Jobseeker Cartoon 2 ; Tick Box Exercise ; On The Government Work Programme

Drawn on 27 March 2013. I prefer the old terminology ie, 'job club' to the new stuff, ie, 'skills conditionallity' and 'The Government Work Programme'. The Cyber Mermaid is attending a college for 8 weeks since the first week of signing on. There is alot of ticking of boxes and the signing and dating of every sheet of paper used.

Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Jobsearch cartoon ; Jobseekers cartoon ; Welfare benefit reform cartoon ; On the rock n roll...

Jukebox Jobsearch ; On the Rock n Roll...
Not quite finished this cartoon but I might as well launch it into the cybersphere. I am currently working on a cartoon strip of jobseeker cartoons that will chart some of the changes being implicated by the government.
I will be providing more notes for this cartoon. Part of the The Cyber Mermaid cartoon blog.
New version posted - have removed the debt clock that featured in this cartoon as I haven't yet seen this cartoon appear in any of the Google image galleries - very strange !

Monday, 25 February 2013

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Virtual Valentine's Dating Cartoon - The Cyber Mermaid Cartoon Blog

Abit of nonsense - perfect for cyberspace ! Drawn on the 16 Feb 2013. 
Also, welfare benefit system cartoons in progress.

Monday, 21 January 2013

Andy Warhol Campbell's soup can inspired cartoon ;The Cyber Mermaid cartoon blog ; Food Bank cartoon ; Austerity cartoon

In contrast to the theme of abundance in Andy Warhol's Campbell's soup cans artwork, here is a tomato soup and food bank cartoon from The Cyber Mermaid cartoon blog. Click on pic to enlarge. Drawn on the 31 Jan 13.

Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Marilyn Monroe collection of clothes at Christie's auction house, London 1999

I was looking through old photos recently and came across a wallet of pics that I had taken of the Marilyn Monroe collection of clothes, toys and other memorabilia displayed and / or sold at Christie's auction house in London September 1999.  Seeing that I am currently selling vintage clothes online I thought I might as well post these as they may be of interest to either Marilyn Monroe fans or vintage clothes lovers.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Janeairvintage current bookmarks with my ebay items

2 bookmarks free with my individual ebay items currently posted ( Janeairvintage ) 
* 1 Shaggy ink cap mushroom bookmark with purple border
* 1 Iconic cyber mermaid bookmark
Printed onto textured white card at a printing shop and hand cut.