Alison Garwood Jones

TEDx

Originally published in May 2015 in Blog, Doodling, Graphic Facilitation, Graphic Recording, Graphic Visualizer, Illustration, Visual Notetaking, Visual Storytelling

TEDxWomen 2015 is a one-day event showcasing women’s voices and perspectives from around the world. While TEDxTheAnnexWomen highlights local voices in Toronto, it is part of an intercontinental network of inspiring storytelling. Here’s how I saw what I heard.

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Using my voice

Originally published in May 2015 in Blog

This week I unwittingly joined the ranks of Robert Redford and Pierce Brosnan¬†when I lent my voice to a PSA on monarch butterflies for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The NRDC is an American environmental organization, but Canadian farmers, especially corn and soybean growers,¬†have permission to use the same glyphosate-containing chemical mentioned in the […]

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Mothers

Originally published in May 2015 in Blog

Photo from the Melissa Rivers Collection Joan Rivers was by turns vicious, smart, snarky and deeply caring. Back when when I watched more TV I occasionally landed on one of her fashion rants, but never stayed long. Most of the time, I don’t find that kind of aggression entertaining. But I felt her talent, so […]

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Printemps

Originally published in May 2015 in Blog

Orange tulips smell like oranges. In a loud way. Purple tulips … you guessed it. They smell like grape! Not real grape, grape popsicles. I have no idea why this is so. But it’s marvellous.

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A good read

Originally published in May 2015 in Blog

I don’t want Auden chopped up And sprinkled in my Twitter stream. Or van Gogh’s letters reimagined by A ginger beard mugging for YouTube. Keep Khayyam on the pages of the World War I chapbooks, Complete with my grandmother’s soft pencil annotations. What presence! And Yeats? If you get that fucking gadget anywhere near him […]

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