Sunday, 25 December 2016

My visit to Victoria Beckham Dover Street shop written on Christmas Day 2016

My visit to Victoria Beckham Dover Street shop by Jane Air written on Christmas Day ( my only day off )
It was a cold rainy grey October day and I had an hour to kill before collecting my boyfriend from work on the next parallel street to Dover street somewhere overlooking the back end of Victoria Beckham's flagship store. 
Dover street has a calm and quiet feel to it compared to the bustling thoroughfare of Mayfair's main road despite being an offshoot from it.
I needed to get out of the heavy rain and when I arrived at Victoria Beckham's shop the door didn't open. Then the doorman / security guard spotted me and stepped onto a button on the floor. The huge looming grey door sprung open to the side and I jumped into the shop before the door sprung back again in 'panic room' style.
The shop itself is cavernous and airy. I was the only customer in the shop. The staff were friendly and attentive towards me. I asked to see if there were any ostrich, alligator or crocodile bags on sale as I could only see python skinned bags on display.
I was told that 'exotic skins and furs' were not all out on display because of trouble with Peta. The staff informed me that Peta were an animal rights organization.
I saunted upstairs on my own, past the only piece of furniture in the shop that is similar in shape to a coffin, had a look around the spaciousness that was in between the rails of clothes that are hanging on what look like giant meat hooks, a rather unusual style statement from Victoria Beckham, came back downstairs, past a huge candle placed on a step delivering smells of deliciousness and rejoined the staff who were now ready to take me seriously and sell me an exotic skin bag.
Anyway, long story cut short, there is a black ostrich skin bag called 'Victoria' for sale for around £ 9, 000, an black alligator bucket style bag for around £8, 000 and a crocodile hexagonal bag on a chain for around £9, 000. These bags were under the counter or hidden away from the main room.
There was a giant amethyst rock crystal to the back of the shop which could rival the size of crystals that I had seen that morning at the Natural History museum. Amethyst promotes peace and balance and increases psychic abilities and it is a stone that I need to use alot of.
Back outside and the rain was still coming down in bucket loads, nothing changes.

Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Saturday, 26 November 2016

Robin and holly bookmark created 26 November

Robin and holly bookmark created 26 November. I will be putting a collection of my latest bookmarks together to sell at
Bookmarks can also be purchase at The Crispy Biscuit tearoom in Louth, near the bus station.

Sunday, 20 November 2016

Buckingham Palace renovations cartoon 2016

Buckingham Palace £ 369 million pound renovations cartoon. 
Early version. Created 20 November. Click on pic to enlarge.

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

London Oxford Street Xmas photo taken by Jane Air

Taken on Saturday night 5th November on Oxford Street.
I will be creating a London themed cartoon shortly.

Saturday, 29 October 2016

Theresa May 'homelessness and spending cuts' cartoon ; Homelessness 2016

Homelessness 2016 cartoon ; Church night shelter cartoon
Click on pic to enlarge.
Cartoon is based on the documentary 'No Place To Call Home' on BBC 2 which featured St Elisabeth's church in the Barking and Dagenham borough of London which is due to open its night shelter for the homeless this November according to their website. 
Published in the Barking and Dagenham Post 2-9 November page 29. Can be found in the e-edition. 

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Jane Air performs 'yellow bellies' poem at the Wolds Words festival 2016 / T.E.D event

My first poetry performance in front of an audience of about 60. I read 'The Yellow Bellies of Lincolnshire' which is currently up on the wall of the award winning 'The Crispy Biscuit' tearoom and I also read 'Invasion of the Pumpkins' which has twice been published by the Louth Leader.

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Hare bookmark created 12 October

Bookmarks will be available for free from my presentation table at the Trinity Centre, Louth on the 18th October. At this event I will be reading some of my own poetry to celebrate National Poetry Day and as part of the Wolds Words festival. My You Tube account is at

Friday, 7 October 2016

Tennyson Talk Wolds Words festival

Jane Air outside the Tennyson rectory 
Is this the brook that Tennyson writes about ? 
Jane Air among the yew trees of St Mary's church
Jane Air inside one of the woods near Somersby
I enjoyed the talk on Tennyson given by the Tennyson Research Centre yesterday as part of the Wolds Words festival. I feel inspired to get to know his poetry further. I particularly enjoyed the satiric take on Tennyson's poem, 'Marianna' by Stella Sharpe - 'Marianna in War-Time'.
I will be doing a public reading of my poem, 'The Yellow Bellies of Lincolnshire' as featured in the Wolds Words programme. I would love to create a custom made dress to wear for the occasion but I am not sure that I will get it created in time for the event. If not a yellow dress will do !

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Louth Victorian market fayre 2016 slideshow

Penny farthing photo is photo of the week in this week's Louth Leader. Victorian market slideshow is at
Photos are also up at the Lincolnshire Echo website and in the East Lindsey Target newspaper. 

Sunday, 4 September 2016

Sunday, 31 July 2016

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

Jane Air bookmark collection

Sunflowers bookmark created 18th July. Am growing some giant sunflowers this year. Will post pic up here when they flower. I will be creating a selection of my latest bookmarks for sale from my Etsy account at shortly.

Sunday, 26 June 2016

Yulin festival solstice sun sheds tears of sorrow...

Yulin festival 2016 protest art. Created 25th June from a photograph that I shared on my facebook of a dog with its nose and legs tied up lying next to a boiling pot of water. 

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Jane Air selling bookmarks, vintage clothing and accessories
This is a link to my new Etsy account where I will be selling vintage clothing, accessories and shortly a collection of my latest wildlife bookmarks.