Alison Garwood Jones

Making art

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog

Don’t plan to make art (writing, painting, photography). Just fill in the cracks with it. @danielsmithartistsmaterials#illustration #watercolorpainting (h/t @gwartzmans, my fav art depot)

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Social Media Week Toronto #SMWTO

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog, Social Media Week

This post was first published on the Applied Arts Blog during Social Media Week Toronto 2017. Michelle Pinchev is the executive director of Social Media Week Toronto, an independently organized event that is part of a global network of Social Media Week conferences. Pinchev is also the founder of Pinch Social, a boutique social media […]

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Beard Farmer

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog, Illustration

What’s going on in there? The full report.  

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When process smothers stories

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog, Social Media Instructor

At some point, anguish over process overtook the focus on stories in the online world. Tina Brown made this observation this week on Alec Baldwin’s podcast, Here’s The Thing. Tina Brown. Watercolor sketch by Alison Garwood-Jones What Brown said was, “It’s no longer about stories and pictures and captions and words, which is what I […]

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Food art

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog, Food Art

Today’s artistic challenge was pizza. I wanted to capture the effect of baked crust, and I think watercolour does it better than any other medium. Can you smell the warm carbs in this picture? I used rubber cement like masking fluid to preserve the layers as I loaded on each of the colours. I like […]

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Bill Cunningham, you are missed

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

Crossing the heavens to capture the stars. #BillCunningham #WatercolorPencil @nytimes

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Canada takes the lead

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog

What the world needs now is Canada — and some love, sweet love. Last night I got the best history lesson I’ve had in years when I watched former PM, Joe Clark, Barbara McDougall, Bill Graham, Lloyd Axworthy and Chrystia Freeland get up and talk about Canada’s impressive record of speaking truth to power. From […]

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An apple a day

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog

        Yesterday, as I thought more deeply about the loony collapse of the United States (see Kurt Andersen), and all the people down there who appear to be cheering on the destablization of entire systems of meaning (see Stephen Marche), I picked up a makeup brush I’ve never used on my face […]

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