Alison Garwood Jones

When process smothers stories

Originally published in November 2017 in Blog

At some point, anguish over process overtook the focus on stories in the online world. Tina Brown made this observation this week on Alec Baldwin’s podcast, Here’s The Thing. Tina Brown. Watercolor sketch by Alison Garwood-Jones What Brown said was, “It’s no longer about stories and pictures and captions and words, which is what I […]

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Why video?

Originally published in September 2016 in Blog

Observation is my primary occupation. It takes on many forms: writing, drawing, and now videos. While most people have been video DIY’ers since 2005, when YouTube launched, I only took to the form when the story I wanted to tell needed video effects to lift it off the ground. I prefer to be led by […]

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Productivity is not creativity

Originally published in May 2016 in Blog

It’s easy to confuse productivity with creativity. In my latest animated video, I “asked” Maria Popova and Pearl Buck to explain the difference.   Sources Maria Popova, “Creatively Juiced,” The New York Times Book Review (April 10, 2016). Pearl Buck, 1938 Nobel Prize Speech. Music: “Layback” by Alan Jones (purchased on Shutterstock.com) Built on the awesome […]

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Stand-up desk

Originally published in September 2015 in Blog

Follow my blog with Bloglovin My solution for a stand-up desk. #standupdesk A video posted by AlisonGJ (@alisongj) on Sep 1, 2015 at 9:13am PDT

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