Green is where the Heart Is for March 2nd, 2016

By / Green Is Where The Heart Is / Wednesday, 02 March 2016 00:00

“Hunger knows no friend but its feeder.” ~Aristophanes

By Mo Linquist
Contributing Writer

Crackers, cheese and fruit sit on the table in front of me.  The wood burning fireplace sports roaring flames in a cozy cabin by the lake. Chris and Vicky and I have made a trek to Seagrove to look for the work of new potters which we can bring back to Artful Living Group.
Life is good surrounded by friends, in a warm place with food and sundries available and wifi at my fingertips.  Unfortunately, life is not this easy for many people, some who live in our county. 
“Empty Bowls is a fundraiser held in Wilmington every other year,” says Vicky Smith, “to raise money for Good Shepherd and Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard.  The event is designed to replicate a soup line.  Area potters make handmade bowls to donate for the event and area restaurants make soup, also donated.”
The expressed objectives of “Empty Bowls” are ‘to raise money to feed the world’s hungry people, increase awareness of hunger and related issues. Through education, awareness, and action, concerned individuals can change human attitudes that allow hunger to exist and to advocate for arts education. Nurturing the creative process through the arts enhances the possibility of finding new solutions to old problems.’
Guests pre-purchase tickets for $20.  Not only do they get a delicious lunch but they also choose a handmade bowl to take home.  One hundred percent of each meal's proceeds are devoted to local hunger-fighting organizations supplying emergency food to those in need and meals for the hungry and homeless. 
Come to the First Baptist Activity Center on Independence Blvd on Friday March 11 from 11am to 1:30pm.  Tickets are limited as they can only sell as many as the number of bowls the artisans make.  In 2014 they had about 1,500 bowls and raised over $40,000 with the help of sponsors.  This year there will also be a silent auction beginning at 11am.  Contact Artful Living Group at 458-7822 to find out about purchasing tickets.    xo mo
Kure Beach resident Mo Linquist, Master FSIA, Red Ribbon Professional of IFSG and allied ASID is a recognized expert on Pyramid Feng Shui. She is the “ PersonPlace” design consultant specializing in soft goods such as fabrics, window treatments, reupholstery, blinds, shutters, feng shui and green healthy living products.  Her design studio is located in the Artful Living Group building 112 Cape Fear Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC.   Linquist speaks nationally and holds regular workshops and accredited trainings on this ancient form of environmental psychology. Helping clients create home and office spaces designed specifically to support their individual goals and intentions, Linquist uses cutting-edge techniques integrating science, 25 years of interior design experience and Feng Shui to balance, harmonize and create new patterns for success. To learn more about her work or for a consultation, contact her at  FaceBook at Mo Linquist Living Solutions or call 910-216-0366 local or 330-904-3636 mobile. 


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