Alison Garwood Jones

Why did I start drawing again?

April 20, 2017

Collage of drawings by Alison Garwood-Jones

It’s simple. I started drawing again because I needed a reason to look up that felt more powerful than the urge to look down at my phone.

Drawing from life forces you to feel edges, to see light, and to experience life.

It’s  been clear to me, for quite some time, that mobile newsfeeds have eroded my ability to notice the world around me.

I’ve zoned out.

Even when I’m phoneless, I still feel trapped in the memory of refreshing my news feed and constantly waiting for notifications.

By replacing my phone with a sketchbook, I’m giving the world a chance to flood my senses again.






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