Alison Garwood Jones

Online Learning during Covid-19

April 14, 2020

Join me online starting May 20th 🌸 and learn to be a more effective Digital Strategist 👩‍💻 👨‍💻 — from content marketing to reaching your target audience through paid, earned, shared and owned tactics. Course Link


#OnlineLearning 📚 #LearnFromHome 🏡 #GiveawayAlert

Learn Digital Strategy online this spring with Alison Garwood-Jones, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
Learn Digital Strategy online this spring with Alison Garwood-Jones, University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies

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Reflections during Covid-19

April 9, 2020

Woman smoking - illustration by Alison Garwood-Jones

There’s time to think.

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Humans in the Balance during Covid-19: A Comic

April 7, 2020

How can I not draw what’s happening? I’m cheering for Team Humanity. ~ Love, Alison

Where is humanity going during Covid-19? A Comic by Alison Garwood-Jones
Where is humanity going during Covid-19? A Comic by Alison Garwood-Jones
Where is humanity going during Covid-19? A Comic by Alison Garwood-Jones
Where is humanity going during Covid-19? A Comic by Alison Garwood-Jones

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Exercise during #Covid-19

April 6, 2020

All of us are feeling this. Nothing is so simultaneously easy and hard as moving. #JustDoIt

Exercise is key for our mental health during Covid-19.

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Conversations on Zoom during Covid-19

April 2, 2020

Zoom Conversation during Covid-19: comic Alison Garwood-Jones

Zoom Conversation during Covid-19: comic Alison Garwood-Jones

Zoom Conversation during Covid-19: comic Alison Garwood-Jones

Zoom Conversation during Covid-19: comic Alison Garwood-JonesZoom Conversation during Covid-19: comic Alison Garwood-Jones

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Advice from an astronaut

March 23, 2020

It helps to understand your place in the world right now. 🌎

Thank you, astronaut Chris Hadfield, for giving us some perspective. 🚀

Source: YouTube – “An Astronaut’s Guide to Self-Isolation”

Comic by Alison Garwood-Jones inspired by Chris Hadfield

Comic by Alison Garwood-Jones inspired by Chris Hadfield

 

Comic by Alison Garwood-Jones inspired by Chris Hadfield
Comic by Alison Garwood-Jones inspired by Chris Hadfield
Comic by Alison Garwood-Jones inspired by Chris Hadfield

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I’m looking for a new printing partner

March 14, 2020

Graphic Illustrator Alison Garwood-Jones

Graphic Recorder Alison Garwood-Jones

Graphic Recorder Alison Garwood-Jones

Graphic Recorder Alison Garwood-Jones

Graphic Recorder Alison Garwood-Jones

Some of you are asking how I’m faring in my search for a new business partner to print and ship my pillows, totes, scarves, and tees at Pen Jar Productions. 👚 👕

First, THANK YOU! 😘

The answer is: I’m doing my due diligence, researching my options online, talking to friends, drinking tea ☕️, and building a chart in Excel. 💻

I put said chart in the cloud ☁️ so I can share it with other creatives who are also looking for the same thing. We are building it together!

In a perfect world this printing partner would:

Be in Canada 🇨🇦

• Use fabrics Made In Canada ✂ (ethical/sustainable)

• Utilize POD and DTG technology 🖨

• Integrate with Shopify 🛒

• Take shipping off my hands 📬

• Be committed to sustainability 🌎

• Have no minimum spend (my loft is cute, but it’s not big enough to take on inventory)

If anyone has any ideas, I’m all ears. 👂

My chart includes the pros and cons on:

Art of Where

Spoonflower

Contrado

Printify

Printful

Supply & Demand

Pigeons & Thread

TeeHatch

Printeez

Raincoast Digital

Tentree

SugarBomb

(and several more …)

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Beauty Geeks features my “Spring Branches” pillow for Valentine’s Day

February 10, 2020

Beauty Geeks Valentine's Gift Guide

Beauty Geeks Valentine's Gift Guide featuring Spring Branches PillowThe magazine editor in me still appreciates round-ups of pretty things.🎀

Just like in the movies, the packages arrive at your office. 🛍 📦

You unbox them with glee and line up the object on your desk looking for patterns in ingredients, colours and textures. 💄🌺

Then you pull them together to tell a story. It’s all very Diana Vreeland! 👩🏻

To quote the great Diana: “My dream in life is to come home and think of absolutely nothing. After all, you can’t think all the time.”

The soft textures and scents in this Galantine’s and Valentine’s Day round-up by Liza Herz for Beautygeeks is like 10 minutes with the Calm app, but not 10 minutes with Diana. 💗

Liza’s keen eye saw what I never imagined: she paired my “Spring Branches” pillow with soft cashmere throws, Viva Scandinavian mugs filled with white tea, Gucci perfumes, and amber potpourri nuggets.🍵

All of these things will help you think of nothing but your breath.

Thank you for the story mention, Liza, and Janine Falcon! 💋

My “Spring Branches” Throw Pillow is available at @PenJarProductions until February 28th

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Sketching at the mall

February 2, 2020

Nordstrom Canada Winter Boots by Alison Garwood-Jones

There’s a hightop table facing the shoe department at Nordstrom Canada’s Toronto location. 👢

It’s for people to stop, sit, play with their phones, or wait while they get a clothing item repaired at a nearby sewing station. 🧥

It’s also great if you’re an urban sketcher. 🎨

There’s always something to see and sketch.

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Saturday at the AGO

January 18, 2020

The Marchesa Casati, AGO - Illustration by Alison Garwood-JonesI asked the Marchesa to tell me about her life, while Calder bent in to listen.

#snowday❄️ at the @agotoronto

#agoannualpass

Saturday sketching at the AGO – Illustrations by Alison Garwood-Jones

The Marchesa Casati, AGO - Illustration by Alison Garwood-Jones

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