My own making has been taking shape lately (you’re soaking in it), which may be why I’m drawn to other manifestations of the creative spirit this week. So let’s begin there:
- Justina Smith finds artistic inspiration on the drive home from Lacombe.
- Brenley Charkow has a great discussion with Andrew Kushnir of The Gay Heritage Project, a play I had the privilege of seeing.
- The Northern Sessions continues to introduce us to wonderful local music. Here’s Kevla with a song called Disclosure.
- If you wanted to convert a doorbell into a push-button starter for a hotwired car, Stephen Robinson of 52Skillz can show you how.
- Karlynn Johnston’s recipe for chewy chocolate puffed wheat squares looks like the perfect mix of simplicity, nostalgia and decadence.
- Sally Neal throws a Good and Cheap dinner party.
- The bean-bag toss set that Maegan Lukian made out of a used door for the Edmonton Renovation Show’s upcycle challenge is pretty darn neat.
- Kendyl Lauzon makes a path towards positivity.
- Kie Shiroma checks in with a couple of winter cyclists on The Local Good.
- Glenn Kubish deconstructs the way TV news talks about winter in Edmonton.
- Randall Talbot captures some February blues with his camera.
- Dave Cournoyer proclaims his love for winter.
- Kelsey at Lovely Littlest Life chats about winter in Alberta with her friend Jeannine.
- Dajana Fabjanovich gave birth to twin boys, and while there are challenges ahead, there is joy now.
- Kelly-Dawn Aulenbach welcomes a nephew into the world amid a flood of memories.
- Lori Godin gives her daughter a taste of independence. She also learns something about parenting from watching teachers in action.
- Trent Wilkie girds his loins for a long flight with a toddler.
- Elizabeth Wilkie learns to let go of perfectly white laundry.
- Cassie Paige gets engaged!
- At last, the photos from Vickie Laliotis’s wedding. Squee!
- David Climenhaga salutes Don Getty for creating the Family Day holiday.
- YEG Date Night determines whether surfing at West Edmonton Mall would be fun for a couple.
- Laura Frey recalls the thrill of back-and-forthing with novelist Nell Zink on Twitter.
- Andrea Beça tortures one friend with trivia, and another with Face Swap Live.
- Beverley Theresa has some straight advice on how to tell if a social media workshop is solid or snake oil.
- If you’re wondering how Snapchat can help your blog, Vickie Laliotis knows.
- Ellie McFarlane of Adster Creative explains why and how to deal with 404 errors on your website.
- I love the ad advertising a future ad in this 1900 edition of Vintage Edmonton.
- Danielle Metcalfe-Chenail has moved to Texas, but she’s still making an connections in Edmonton history circles.
- Lauren Markewicz tells the story of Jemmy Jock Bird, a multilingual interpreter in 19th century Fort Edmonton.
- Mack Male updates the crowded byelection in Ward 12.
- You can find even more coverage of Ward 12 on Troy Pavlek’s YEGVOTES.
- Dave Cournoyer takes issue with the idea that municipal politics should be (or has been) free of partisanship.
- Ryan Batty makes the case for the Oilers to trade Jordan Eberle to get a top defenceman.
- Phil Wilson pits a couple of Oliver restaurants against each other in his brunch odyssey.
- YEG People asks a couple of local chefs where they like to eat on their day off.
- Maria K. salutes the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation’s Top 30 Under 30 (including her own daughter).
- The Edmonton Arts Council’s blog pays tribute to Douglas Haynes, whose large, striking paintings grace City Hall.
- Scott Tougas joins the chorus of praise for Connor McDavid.
- Lowetide wishes the Oilers could love Nail Yakupov as much as he does.
- Little Miss Andrea gives Love Pizza a thorough taste test.
- Life Preloved reviews Plato’s Closet, a clothing resale boutique for teens and twentysomethings.
If making your own roundup like this would help you knit together your community together by shining a light on various members, I could recommend how to do it.
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