New Products! New Art! New!



I love phone cases and skins. For as long as it’s been possible to decorate a mobile phone or a laptop I have done. I have a variety of hard cases available on RedBubble but I was hugely excited when GelaSkins rebranded as Nuvango and announced that their amazing range of skins were available for print-on-demand artists. There are literally skins for every bit of electronics you can think of, not just iPhones and Blackberrys, there are Playstation skins! DS skins! Nook and Kindle skins! Wii skins! They do hard cases for the major phones too, but these skins are ideal for anything you want to protect, without adding extra weight or bulk. I’ve used this brand of skin for years (I have a 7 year old iPod classic in one of these skins and its still perfect) so I’m very excited to finally be able to offer them with my art on them!

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It’s currently 15% off all hoodies and sweatshirts over at RedBubble! Use code HOODIE15

There are also new products available on RedBubble- tote bags, throw pillows and bedding!



Last bit of news for today- the latest novella in Nico Murray’s excellent vampire series “Winterblood” is out now, and the next full length novel “Stealing Sunlight” will be available in November!


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CoffeeMania Design Project

It’s been a long time since I last updated this blog. But now I’m back, and I hope that the project I’m going to show you will help you to forgive my absence. 

In New York State (on the other side of the Atlantic to me) there’s a marvellous coffee company called CoffeeMania. They have drive-throughs and cafes as well as selling their delicious coffee online (I can testify to it’s deliciousness cos I’ve tried all their blends, you should try them too). I was commissioned to design a series of steampunk labels for their ten special coffee blends, and here they are-


There are two decaf blends and eight blends to suit any taste from mellow and soothing to deep, rich and dark, including a special holiday blend that’s perfect for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

If you’re in the area you can buy the whole beans in various sized jars directly from the stores, as well as the bags that are also available online.



Please visit to find out about each blend and how to order them.


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Click the “Commissions” link on the left to make an enquiry.

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November 17, 2013 · 4:04 PM

Steampunk Star Trek

here are a couple of steampunk Star Trek portraits I was commissioned to draw a while ago, the main aim was to show off the models amazing costumes. These were a huge amount of fun to do!



Please note commissions are still closed for the time being.


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Good News, Everyone! Baby!

IMG_4892That’s right. As you may or may not know, I am expecting. We no longer need to keep putting diapers on the cat and trying to enroll her in nursery; we will have an actual human child which we may happily spoil and raise in the dark arts, as polite society intends.

The bad news is that being pregnant is a physically taxing experience. For all the rewards, it comes with the drawbacks of physical discomfort, to put it mildly, and my condition does not leave me in the position to adopt many positions. Say, for instance, the position of sitting in front of the drafting table, slaving lovingly over your highly prized commissions. So, with some regret, I must announce that I am putting a hold on accepting any future commissions until my body’s tenant has packed up and moved into the outside world. Not to worry, at some point in the future, commissions will resume but I hope that you will understand that I would like to care for my poor baby-filled body (and the baby therein) for the time being. Just the time being, though! I want to stress that once the baby is out here, instead of rattling a little tin cup against my insides, that I will take up commissions once more!

Now, what does this mean for those of you who have currently negotiated commissions and projects with me? You need not worry! I still fully intend to honour those commitments. In fact, if you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to contact me and I will set the record straight. Your work will be done!

So, long story short: Have baby. Mind happy. Body angry. New work paused. Current work on track.

Thank you!

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Happy Holidays Have Some New Art!

Lady Loki
by =phantoms-siren on deviantART

Yule 2013
by =phantoms-siren on deviantART

As you know I got married at Halloween, as a result I recently wrote an article for OffBeat Bride on the subject of disability friendly weddings. Please take a look.

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Holiday Shipping Deadlines!

It’s not yet December, and no doubt the holidays still seem a long way off, but really it’s not that long at all! Best to get your shopping done now, no one likes running around shopping centres at 6pm on Christmas Eve. Plus you can’t buy awesome things from online retailers at the last minute! Why not? Because of shipping.

If you’d like to buy something from one of my stores – Etsy or Folksy – then time is running out. Below are the very last deadlines for standard shipping as recommended by Royal Mail.

  • USA & Canada – 10th December
  • Western Europe – 12th December
  • UK – 13th December
  • Everywhere Else – 5th December

Please note that in the UK I maybe able to offer signed for delivery after the 13th but it will cost more, and I advise you to contact me first.

Please also note that if there is a massive snow storm and your town (on another continent to me) is cut off there isn’t very much I can do about it, though if I had super powers I would.

Any orders made from the DeviantArt store or Spoonflower are shipping from their facilities in the US, unfortunately I cannot find details of their last shipping dates, however since items are printed on demand there may be a delay so order ASAP if you need anything from there.

Last Order dates for the RedBubble store are available here.

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Another Exciting New Product From Spoonflower!

So they just added the awesome vinyl decals and lovely wallpaper, and now they’ve added WRAPPING PAPER as well!!! These guys are pushing the boundaries of awesomeness I swear! The wrapping paper is for a limited time only for the holidays so get over there!

Here’s the example graphics for a couple of my designs-



You can order as wrapping paper by clicking on the button to the bottom right of your chosen design.

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Wordless Wedded Wednesday

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The Lyrics of Abney Park

For more then twenty years “Captain” Robert of Abney Park has been creating a world. Each song he’s written is like a tiny window revealing a new detail or character in this lush UNIVERSE. This book is a collection of all the lyrics to all the songs that shape the World of Abney Park. It also contains hundreds of full color illustrations by –

Artists: Juan Pablo Valdecantos Anfuso
Rachel Esmeralda Schwarting
Delucienne Maekerr
Desiree Kern
Miles Graves
Alex Thomas
Myke Amend
Bethalynn Bajema
Phantoms Siren
Model Maker: Matthew Slater
Photographer: Jonathan Happs

Copies are available for purchase in the Abney Park Marketplace.

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