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My Favorite Things
These pages include righteous causes, powerful stories, great resources, and many other tasteful and tasty delights.

Watercolor Society of North Carolina
I enjoy being a member of the WSNC and serving on the Board of Directors. This statewide organization is a great resource for watercolor painters. The WSNC website includes links to members, images from the annual WSNC exhibition, links to art supply vendors, and information about arts organizations.

SEEDS Community Garden
I wish I had more time to paint in this lovely garden spot. Amid fruit trees, fragrant herbs, and song birds, the folks at the SEEDS Community Garden are busy nursing seedlings and building community. The garden is also the home of DIG, a youth driven farmer's market business. You can purchase the harvest of these energetic young folks every Saturday at the Durham Farmer's Market.

... igniting our creative SPARK
What is SPARKcon? SPARKcon is a conference and showcase dedicated to connecting the local creative community in the Triangle area of North Carolina. In short, it's a platform for local talent to show their stuff and have a say in our community.

Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina
... so no one goes hungry
The Food Bank distributes food to more than 860 partner agencies including soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and after school programs for children. Food Bank warehouses are located in Raleigh, Wilmington, Sandhills, and Durham right nextdoor to the SEEDS Community Garden.

Hidden Kitchens
These delectable programs, produced by The Kitchen Sisters (Davia Nelson & Nikki Silva) and Jay Allison for National Public Radio, explore how communities come together through food. They were originally broadcast October through December 2004.
My favorite episode is The Club from Nowhere: Cooking for Civil Rights.

The Artist's Palate
This web site for The Artist's Palate, a cookbook that features recipes from renown artists, is truly a work of art. I just cannot resist a site that offers Mark Rothko's apple pie recipe.