Alison Garwood Jones

Weekends in Toronto

Originally published in July 2022 in Blog

Weekends in Toronto are Beach Time. #Friyay Behind the Scenes: This morning’s video set up involves a ring light, tape, and lots of chopsticks.

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Pen Jar Productions is featured in the Toronto Star

Originally published in December 2019 in Blog, Illustration, Toronto Gifts, Toronto Illustrators

A little dance around my drawing desk!   A year and a half into my illustration biz and I have my first serious piece of earned media, as the PR folks like to call “press.” Thank you, writer and artist, Mary Vallis (@maryvallis @canadianstitchery). This means a lot. I will be tabling tonight and tomorrow […]

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Algonquin Island Christmas Boutique

Originally published in November 2019 in Blog, Holiday Gift Ideas, Toronto Illustrators

I love it when I get up early to make art. I especially like imagining the features of my city through line and colour. Reading about Toronto in a novel or seeing its what makes it unique through an illustration is a really good way to step outside of our ourselves and our routines and […]

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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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