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Collection by Alison Garwood-Jones

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Alison Garwood-Jones
Jane Jacobs deep in thought. Jane Jacobs, Greenwich Village, Toronto, Writer, Deep, Drawings, Illustration, Writers, Sketches

Alison Garwood-Jones - freelance writer and illustrator

Jane Jacobs deep in thought.

Inspired by back issues of Rolling Stone Magazine. Rolling Stones, Golden Age, Watercolor Art, Pop Culture, Magazine, Inspired, Illustration, Watercolor Painting, The Rolling Stones

Alison Garwood-Jones - freelance writer and illustrator

freelance writer and illustrator

Robbie Robertson's book, Testimony, is full of nostalgia. By 1970, he was having a hard time writing new material for The Band. “We no longer had our old clubhouse/private street gang mentality. The songs at this time had a strong theme about things becoming extinct: railroads (“how can you get to sleep when the whistle don’t blow?”), blacksmiths, traveling carnivals, the old ways of the North American Indians. There was a despair to it, and a reflection of the world shifting inside the… Robbie Robertson, Blog Categories, Carnivals, How To Get Sleep, Extinct, Scribble, Blacksmithing, American Indians, Reflection

Blog Archives - Alison Garwood-Jones

Robbie Robertson's book, Testimony, is full of nostalgia. By 1970, he was having a hard time writing new material for The Band. “We no longer had our old clubhouse/private street gang mentality. The songs at this time had a strong theme about things becoming extinct: railroads (“how can you get to sleep when the whistle don’t blow?”), blacksmiths, traveling carnivals, the old ways of the North American Indians. There was a despair to it, and a reflection of the world shifting inside the…

People I admire who happen to be female: June Callwood. She lived and breathed social justice and civil liberty. June was also one of the first journalists in Canada to write about the physical and emotional toll AIDS was taking on a generation of gay men in Toronto in the early 1980s. Her book, Jim: A Life With AIDS (1988, Lester & Orpen Dennys), still pops up occasionally in used bookstores around the city as a reminder of how we need to listen to and take care of each other. Gay Men, Bookstores, Social Justice, 1980s, Liberty, Toronto, June, Canada, Shit Happens

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People I admire who happen to be female: June Callwood. She lived and breathed social justice and civil liberty. June was also one of the first journalists in Canada to write about the physical and emotional toll AIDS was taking on a generation of gay men in Toronto in the early 1980s. Her book, Jim: A Life With AIDS (1988, Lester & Orpen Dennys), still pops up occasionally in used bookstores around the city as a reminder of how we need to listen to and take care of each other.

People I admire, who happen to be women: film director Deepa Mehta. I remember coming back from a press trip in Stuttgart and waiting forever at YYZ for a taxi. Deepa was waiting too and we gave each other the nod. Fierce Women, Film Director, Taxi, Waiting, Princess Zelda, Shit Happens, People, Fictional Characters, Stuttgart

Blog Archives - Alison Garwood-Jones

People I admire, who happen to be women: film director Deepa Mehta. I remember coming back from a press trip in Stuttgart and waiting forever at YYZ for a taxi. Deepa was waiting too and we gave each other the nod. #IndoCanadianFilm #elementstrilogy #CanadianFilm #TIFF #fiercewomen

  Neil Young, New York Times, Writer, David, Profile, Quote, Sign, Drawings, Illustration

Alison Garwood-Jones - freelance writer and illustrator

freelance writer and illustrator

Hands are so hard to draw, but you soldier on and end up with something curious and interesting. Scribble, Anatomy, Writer, Hands, Watercolor, Drawings, Illustration, Pen And Wash, Watercolor Painting

Alison Garwood-Jones - freelance writer and illustrator

Hands are so hard to draw, but you soldier on and end up with something curious and interesting. #Illustration #watercolor #PracticeMakesBetter #hands #anatomy

Some of my friends. Friends Illustration, Scribble, My Friend, Watercolor Paintings, Writer, Portraits, Drawings, Movies, Movie Posters

Alison Garwood-Jones - freelance writer and illustrator

Some of my friends. #Illustration #watercolorpainting #portraits

Harrumph. Uncle Stanford. #pentelbrushpen Pentel Brush Pen, Scribble, Writer, Drawings, Illustration, Writers, Doodles, Sketches, Illustrations

Alison Garwood-Jones - freelance writer and illustrator

Harrumph. Uncle Stanford. #pentelbrushpen

"His sheer tenacity and desire to learn made him pretty well a one-in-a-million bird." — Jonathan Livingston Seagull soaring over Jonathan Livingston Seagull, Toronto, Bird, Abstract, Drawings, Illustration, Pretty, Artwork, Summary

"His sheer tenacity and desire to learn made him pretty well a one-in-a-million bird." — Jonathan Livingston Seagull soaring over #the6 #illustration #toronto

 Yesterday's Autumn leaves are today's fashion. Autumn Leaves, Tie Dye, Tops, Women, Fashion, Moda, Fall Leaves, Fashion Styles, Autumn Leaf Color

Lupita. Yesterday's Autumn leaves are today's fashion. @sakuraofamerica @tombowusa @pentelofamerica

I drew this with Tombow Brush Pens and dropped water on the lines with a Pentel WaterBrush. Tombow Brush Pen, Water Brush, Scribble, Pens, Drawings, Painting, Art, Art Background, Painting Art

Tonal effects. Painted with Tombow Brush Pens and a water brush.