Alison Garwood Jones

Morning memories

Originally published in January 2019 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

Shell hunting on the Isle of Guernsey, 1951.

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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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Women and burnout: a comic

Originally published in December 2018 in Blog, Comic, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

My newest comic: an update on women’s progress through the current shit storm. Always remember: “Art should not be about impressing others. Art is about engaging in a candid dialogue with yourself.” ~ Dan Rather

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Dog love

Originally published in December 2018 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

Our house guest this Christmas is a beast named Henry. He does all the things that endear dogs to humans. We love him.

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Studio Tour of Pen Jar Productions

Originally published in November 2018 in Blog, Gift Ideas, Graphic Recorder, Graphic Visualizer, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

 Click on image to play my video greeting, or click here. An email I sent my contact list on November 1st:  Top of the morning to my friends, family and work colleagues: For those of you who haven’t heard from me since high school, here’s what’s new:  I cut my hair, became an art historian, unbecame […]

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The human race

Originally published in October 2018 in Blog, Graphic Recorder, Graphic Visualizer, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

Self-pity and entitlement lead us down more wrong paths than I can count. Diversity is our natural state of being. We should be celebrating.     SaveSave SaveSave

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Your dream job after 50?

Originally published in July 2018 in Blog, Custom Portraits, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

PEN JAR PRODUCTIONS, TORONTO: Lately, I’ve noticed a lot of folks on Instagram and Facebook expressing a resistance to certain persistent social markers: #MarriedBy25 has been revised to #MarriedBy35, and beyond. #DreamJobBy30 is also getting plenty of pushback.   That’s why I thought I’d do a cartoon for you describing a recent episode in my […]

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Milton Glaser

Originally published in June 2018 in Blog, Doodling, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators, Visual Storytelling

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Celebrity Body Parts

Originally published in May 2018 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Illustrators

  Inspired by back issues of Rolling Stone Magazine. #GoldenAgeOfMagazines #PopCulture #Illustration #SocialChange #WatercolorArt SaveSave

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An LA Sense of Time

Originally published in May 2018 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

How humans deal with time in Los Angeles. My latest Instagram book.

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