Alison Garwood Jones

Why did I start drawing again?

Originally published in April 2017 in Blog

It’s simple. I started drawing again because I needed a reason to look up that felt more powerful than the urge to look down at my phone. Drawing from life forces you to feel edges, to see light, and to experience life. It’s  been clear to me, for quite some time, that mobile newsfeeds have eroded […]

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Manly Man

Originally published in April 2017 in Blog

I called this one, Manly Man. As soon as I put my brush down, I heard the expression: “I’m not a doctor. I just play one on TV.” My friend Nichola asked how I made this drawing. It came about thusly: I went to a cafe (Tampered Press) with my cheap watercolour notebook and a […]

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Soul food

Originally published in April 2017 in Blog

Chicken shawarma + an array of delicious sides.

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Sunday sketchbook

Originally published in March 2017 in Blog

Challenging yourself to do more with less is the best recipe for growth. #ThreePrimaries #IllustrateThe6ix

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Lake Ontario

Originally published in March 2017 in Blog

Lake Huron rolls, Superior sings In the rooms of her ice-water mansion Old Michigan steams like a young man’s dreams The islands and bays are for sportsmen And farther below Lake Ontario Takes in what Lake Erie can send her And the iron boats go as the mariners all know With the gales of November […]

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We the people

Originally published in February 2017 in Blog

Drawing is more satisfying to me right now than writing. Writing requires a fuller understanding of people. Drawing lets you get away with suggestion. Weekend side projects. #TombowUSA #BlindContourDrawing

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Willful web series

Originally published in January 2017 in Blog

This is me talking with my pal, Andrew Dobson, creator of the food and travel media empire, DobberNationLoves. Andrew is one of dozens of creative entrepreneurs and artists I’ll be interviewing in Willful, a new web series I co-created with my friend, Yann Yap, a producer, photographer and videographer currently working at TFO. A selfie of the […]

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Mrs. H.T. Miller

Originally published in December 2016 in Blog

Mrs. H.T. Miller, widow: iron-gray clipped hair (lightly waved). No makeup. Smokes occasionally. Eats peppermints. Keeps them in the right pocket of her full-length beaver coat. #CapoteCharacters, 1945.

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Marilyn

Originally published in December 2016 in Blog

“Please don’t make me a joke. End the interview with what I believe.” — Marilyn Monroe to reporter Patricia Newcomb, 1962.

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Poets

Originally published in December 2016 in Blog

So says Eileen Myles on Design Matters podcast with  Debbie Millman. #Auden #Cohen #Whitman #Kunitz #Neruda #Collins #Dickinson #poetry

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