Alison Garwood Jones

Splishy colours and Squiggles

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

I’m feeling abstract today.

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

In 1967, she was thinking: air hostess (for the glamour), nurse and office girl with oodles of charm and personality. In 2019, she is thinking of algorithms, black holes, oncology, Odyssey translations, and true crime. She is still being instructed to improve her hair, her voice, her figure, her walk, but the joy of applying […]

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Happy Easter

Originally published in April 2019 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

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Brassieres

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

Och, this thing’s itchy. #SaidEveryWomanEver .

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Hand Drawings

Originally published in April 2019 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

The push and pull of being vs doing. To me, hands are the ultimate doers, storytellers, get-shit-done human power tools. Not so for the copywriters at Elle magazine in 1967. Boy is it fun and weird leafing through back issues. Women’s magazines are the supreme handbooks on how to be, not do. There are times […]

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When your students draw you

Originally published in April 2019 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

Drawing of Alison Garwood-Jones by Sugandha Gaur.

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Teaming up with Jane’s Walk Toronto

Originally published in April 2019 in Blog, Graphic Facilitation, Graphic Recorder, Graphic Visualizer, Jane Jacobs Enamel Pin, Toronto Illustrators, Visual Notetaking

Pen Jar Productions is an official partner of Jane’s Walk Toronto (May 3-5, 2019). I will be outfitting all 130 Walk Leaders with my Jane Jacobs’s Enamel Pin.

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Process Junkie

Originally published in March 2019 in Blog, Surface Design, Toronto Illustrators

Who doesn’t love process, and art supplies!

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Virginia Woolf and Alice Munro in conversation

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

Finding time to focus on creativity is tough for everyone, but it’s especially hard for women given the demands on their time at work and at home.

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Morning memories

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

Shell hunting on the Isle of Guernsey, 1951.

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