Alison Garwood Jones

Destiny

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog

The candidates said what they said and the vendors went back to selling flowers. #life #hope #beauty #fate I drew this with Tombow Brush Pens and a waterbrush.

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Tuesday sketchbook

Originally published in August 2016 in Blog

She looked to the horizon and thought, …

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Far and away

Originally published in October 2012 in Blog

y last big trip was two years ago. I did Holland, Germany, Austria and Hungry with my 82-year-old dad. We stayed in a hotel in Amsterdam, just down the street from Anne Frank’s hideout. I listened to the same church bell Anne used to mark time. I even recorded the tolling on my iPhone. In […]

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Frenchiness

Originally published in August 2011 in Blog

As markets tumble and future nest eggs go “splat!” many of you are probably turning to your favourite crutches. For some, it’s beer and the boys. For others, it’s the sound of a golf ball bouncing at the bottom of the cup. For me, it’s good writing about places I love. I lived in Paris […]

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New York, New Yor-r-r-k!

Originally published in April 2011 in Blog

©AGJ on SketchBook & Zen Brush Off to Manhattan for a meeting, then a hike in Central Park and dinner at a Sesame Street-style brownstone with a big back garden. Who knows, we may decide to sit on the front steps and balance our plates on our knees? Thanks @MartinWaxman! Thanks Keith!

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Current state of mind

Originally published in April 2011 in Blog

Gratitude is always my strongest emotion on Sundays. Here’s a reprint of a blog post from last fall. With my “head full of brains and my shoes full of feet,” good God I’ve travelled to some great places. A hat tip and a deep bow to my employers, my friends and, above all, my family. Because […]

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Mailbag

Originally published in January 2011 in Blog

I got a flurry of e-mails (I define flurry as “more than five,” and I got six), asking about a photo I posted last fall showing a lineup of shoes and overturned boots along a river promenade. “What is it?” they asked. It’s the Holocaust Memorial in Budapest, Hungary. I got down on my belly […]

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Around the world

Originally published in September 2010 in Blog

With my “head full of brains and my shoes full of feet,” good God I’ve travelled to some great places. A hat tip and a deep bow to my employers, my friends and, above all, my family. Because of you, meus mirus prosapia, I’ve … Crossed the same meadows as Yeats Looked out the same […]

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Moon river

Originally published in September 2010 in Blog

The history of Europe unfolds like a novel along the rivers. The landmarks along German and Austrian highways aren’t so breathtaking. McDonalds and The Home Depot share the same architects whether you’re in Toronto, Bonn or Salzburg. Also, you don’t have to leave home to see a Mercedes zoom past. So avoid the roads, if […]

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Achooo

Originally published in September 2010 in Blog

A Mozart concert in Vienna followed a few days later by a tour of the Nazi Party rally grounds in Nuremberg, including an inspection of the raised dais where Hitler stood (see the shots below). Too many swinging emotions for my heart and body to process. I went and caught a wretched cold. God help […]

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