Alison Garwood Jones

Freelance life

Originally published in August 2017 in Blog

When there’s no watercooler, just silence, you have to rely on discipline and humor to beat back the latest news on #genderwars, #Trump and our pooched #environment. Did I miss anything? Another freelance achievement sticker to add to Jeremy Nguyen’s fun series for the The New Yorker. (Bushwick Daily) #DailyShouts I’ve rolled these into my […]

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Freelance Achievement Stickers

Originally published in August 2017 in Blog

  My addition to Jeremy Nguyen’s brilliantly spot-on series of #FreelanceAchievementStickers for the The New Yorker. (Bushwick Daily) #DailyShouts

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A star is born

Originally published in July 2017 in Blog

TORONTO, JULY 2017: Filmmaker Maureen Judge‘s next documentary, Girls on the Bus, in development with TVO Docs, explores the challenges faced by teenage girls whose expectations of success and sexual equality are not being met. Maureen will follow four to five subjects during their final year of high school, and look at how the perception of […]

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Coney Island

Originally published in July 2017 in Blog

In the summer of 1927, New Yorkers flooded to The Cyclone, Coney Island’s newest ride engineered by inventor Harry C. Baker. “Let’s go for a wild ride,” they told their friends and family members. A giant chain slowly pulled the three-car train up the wooden tracks to the zenith — it was a rattly, herky […]

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We eat with our eyes

Originally published in July 2017 in Blog

For some gigs, I will make hyper-realist prep sketches to help establish the colours and boundaries for my final illustration.  To wit:   I prefer the suggestiveness of gestural sketches, but I think for this job — menu illustrations for The Merchant Tavern) — realism helps. We eat with our eyes. This is The Merchant’s popular Eggplant […]

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Things dogs do

Originally published in June 2017 in Blog

He found something.

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Rush hour

Originally published in June 2017 in Blog

A good public transit system is critical. Let’s get it right and borrow from the best examples around the world. The ultimate goal: politicians who are efficient and proficient with time, space and money. I know, it’s a tall order.

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Chalk art tips

Originally published in June 2017 in Blog, Surface Design

Photo: Alison Garwood-Jones The Merchant Tavern, TORONTO (@TheMerchantTo): Colouring on the back of a window makes the shaded areas appear more solid from the front. This is especially true on double-pane glass. This is my latest #ChalkArt discovery using Molotow acrylic markers. Some other things I’ve learned since I started drawing on windows two summers ago: […]

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How I use watercolour pencils

Originally published in May 2017 in Blog

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Spring Florals

Originally published in May 2017 in Blog

Nothing beats the new greens and watery blues of Spring. Watercolour is, hands-down, the best medium for capturing this season.  

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