Alison Garwood Jones

Bill Cunningham, you are missed

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog

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

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Jann Wenner

Originally published in October 2017 in Blog

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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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Insights with Nargis

Originally published in May 2017 in Blog

While Yann Yap and I finish editing our first batch of Willful videos and gear up for the next spate of interviews, it was so gratifying to participate in Nargiz Mammadova’s thoughtful interview series, Insights with Nargiz. We talked about creativity, work, life, and constant adaptation. Thank you, Nargiz! Photo: Gary Chen, White Clover.

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Baratunde Thurston

Originally published in May 2017 in Blog

A man with something to say. This drawing was inspired by Baratunde Thurston‘s searching interview with Sarah Jones on her podcast, Play Date.

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Carolyn, poetry editor

Originally published in April 2017 in Blog

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Originally published in February 2017 in Blog

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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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We work for society

Originally published in October 2016 in Blog

“We work for society.” This is how my dad, Trevor Garwood-Jones (1928-2011), described an architect’s responsibilities to the communities they build in. Buildings house our existing emotions, but also create new ones — some drab, some inspired depending on the quality of the design. Beauty was key, in Trevor’s mind, to building empathy and a sense […]

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Gord’s triumph of narrative

Originally published in August 2016 in Blog

 Gord Downie in his last concert by Alison Garwood-Jones When I was a student at Queen’s University in the late 1980s and early nineties, my tape collection alternated between love anthems (Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey), girl bands with matte lips and cool hair cuts (Wilson Phillips) and duos with no hair cuts (Indigo Girls). […]

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