Alison Garwood Jones

Sunrise, sunset

Originally published in June 2016 in Blog, Uncategorized

Sunrise, sunset. Then sunrise again. In a roundabout way, this art project involving paint, foam board and a my new butcher block desk as a background, was inspired by an essay by the writer-turned-broadcaster, Hanna Rosin. Her resonant piece talks about giving up mastery and dropping back down to zero. But, really, it’s about a skills […]

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Winter’s last blast

Originally published in April 2014 in Blog

I hope …

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Summer favourites (past and present)

Originally published in July 2010 in Blog

First book: Fun At The Beach (author unknown, A Whitman Tiny TotTale). Spoiler alert: Johnny and his brother swim past a crab, scarf down some peanut butter sandwiches, and make sand pies and cakes. Mom sits under an umbrella and claps from a distance. Shoes: The classic Sperry Topsider. They’re back! … kind of. Love the […]

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Manhattan transfer

Originally published in July 2010 in Blog

NEW YORK, 100ºF —“Philip, do you think anyone would care if I left my hat and gloves in the hotel?” *I used the “Inkling” app to draw this. It creates Japanese brush painting strokes, but also mimics a butcher’s grease pencil and looks a lot like the magazine  illustration techniques of the 1950s. I added […]

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Summer in the city

Originally published in July 2010 in Blog

Popsicle music courtesy of the Lovin’ Spoonful

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