Alison Garwood Jones

Sakura in High Park

Originally published in May 2019 in Blog, Pen Jar Productions, Toronto Illustrators

This weekend Toronto is heading to High Park to take in the cherry blossom trees (“Sakura” in Japanese) at their peak. I painted this delicate pattern last spring while I was sitting on a streetcar in downtown traffic. The design is available in my Shopify store, Just search the term “cherry” and you’ll see […]

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Jane’s Walk Toronto

Originally published in April 2019 in Blog, Illustration, Jane Jacobs Enamel Pin, Pen Jar Productions, Toronto Illustrators

In time for Jane’s Walk Toronto (May 3-5, 2019), Pen Jar Productions has teamed up with Another Story Bookshop.

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7 things my customers taught me in 2018

Originally published in December 2018 in Blog, Gift Ideas, Illustration, Pen Jar Productions, Toronto Illustrators

Last summer, the initial delight I felt in seeing my sketchbook drawings on a digital pillow template inspired a new design business in 2018 called Pen Jar Productions. Now my quirky line drawings are on totes, tees, scarves, and, coming next month, enamel pins! (In these politically-charged times, more of us are wearing our values […]

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