Alison Garwood Jones

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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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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