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Alex Ann Allen
Where to find artistic inspiration
A year ago, I left my job installing windows to become a full-time artist in South Bend. Here are some resources I use to get my creative juices flowing.
How to get started with coding
As cofounder of the South Bend Code School, I love to see the excitement that comes when those with no technical background begin to program their own websites, games and projects.
Getting started as a gardener
I began to garden as a hobby. Now, it’s my profession. But I’ve never lost sight of what it takes for a new gardener to get started successfully, whether you're looking to grow your own food, enhance your surroundings or both.
How to start making films on a budget
I spent some time in California, but then I came back to South Bend to make films—and you can learn to make them, too.
Working through stress with dance and movement
I began to practice ballet over 15 years ago, sparking a lifelong passion for dance, fitness and teaching. Here are some great ways for you to get moving yourself.
How to build your own gaming PC
After falling in love with personal computers, I built my first one in 2013. Now, working on PCs is my career. With this resource list, you can learn to build your own PC.
Discovering a love of Mexican cooking
Food is my passion, in no small part because it is a great way to connect with my own history. No matter where your family comes from, I bet you’ll enjoy making many of the same wonderful dishes that I do.
Staying fit at home
If COVID-19 has made you uncomfortable going to the gym, it doesn’t mean you can’t get a great workout. And that’s true whether you’re just starting to exercise or are a former professional athlete, like me.
How to start your houseplant collection
I thought my friend’s plants were wonderful, and so I started to grow my own.
Learn how to fix your bike—and then where to ride it
With these tips, you’ll not only be able to get your bike in gear, you’ll also discover some of the best places around South Bend to go for a spin.