Alison Garwood Jones

30 Gift Ideas For The Month of November

Originally published in November 2019 in Blog, Toronto Illustrators

HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Every day for the month of November, my store¬†Pen Jar Productions¬†will be posting a different Holiday Gift Idea. I like coming up with designs that make people smile or sit up. It makes me feel like I’ve just looked you in the eye and found a way to turn down the volume […]

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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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Holiday Gift Guide: For The Writer In Your Life

Originally published in November 2018 in Blog

A while back, I made a bunch of ink and watercolour drawings with a film noir feel. I couldn’t decide if I was growing a cartoon strip, or just testing out a new sketchbook and pen? I still don’t know. This is as far as I got: I couldn’t let go of what I had […]

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The Toronto Island Ferry Tote Bag is here

Originally published in August 2018 in Blog

My thanks to Dani of the Ward’s Island Trust for this shot. Pen Jar Productions, Toronto: When you convince the gruff and sunburned ferry workers to hang a poster of your ferry-themed merch in their common room at the Jack Layton Ferry Terminal. I’ll be selling these babies (via Shopify) at the Craft Fair during […]

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Creative Entrepreneurs: a mutual support society

Originally published in June 2018 in Blog

The nice thing about being a creative entrepreneur, other than the creative freedom, the distance from office politics, and the casual wardrobe (I also like to randomly drop and do sit-ups, which I wouldn’t do in an office setting) is the sense of camaraderie with fellow freelancers. We hire each other, and pay with cash […]

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