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Recapping The Vision of Studio Earth

November 22, 2010

Extending Gratitude to Everyone Supporting Our Continued Efforts to Manifest The Dream of Studio Earth

Our Mission Statement:

Studio Thirty Three is bridging the world of art and social needs, with a triple bottom line that supports the arts, social services, small business, emerging artists and the community.

How?

  • Supporting the local economy with a creative enterprise that sells finely handcrafted jewelry that is uniquely paired with nonprofit organizations. A generous 30% of retail profit will be given to the charity once the product line is produced, marketed and sold.

Who Wins?

  • EVERYBODY, ultimately
  • Jobs will  be created
  • Nonprofit agencies will establish a revenue stream from funds sourced from sales
  • Emerging artists from HCC Professional Crafts Curriculums will have access to well paid internships
  • Local economy will be further supported by an already art-driven economy

In phase one we are creating an affordable line of unique handcrafted jewelry that supports local nonprofits, some of which include:

  • HCC Foundation (scholarships for students in art related curriculums)
  • Haywood County Arts Council
  • Haywood Animal Welfare Association
  • Haywood Habitat for Humanity
  • Friends of the Great Smoky Mountains
  • REACH of Haywood County
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • North Carolina Creative Autistic Living and Learning
  • Big Brother Big Sister of Western North Carolina
  • Manna Food Bank  (supporting Haywood County)
  • Neighbor to Family
  • Veterans  Organizations

See Who Loves Studio Thirty Three

Studio 33 has a dynamic plan to bridge the world of art and social needs.

Vote to be a part of the community that will make this happen!

Watch this four minute slide show for an overview of the project.  http://www.studio33jewelry.com/studioearth/project.html

In phase two and three we begin seeing the bigger picture. It is the motivating force. The establishment of a Studio Earth Production Center, right here in Haywood County is the long range plan that holds great promise through the potential in it. Haywood County has all the right ingredients to see through to this end. Studio Thirty Three will continue its transparency of this business model and work towards realizing this goal.

  • More and more will win as this business model grows to embrace all fine art and craft mediums:
  • These jobs will be offered as well paid internships to graduating students of HCC Professional Crafts Curriculums.
  • Non-profits nation-wide will benefit from the annual revenue stream that is generated by the sales of the product line
  • Local economy will be further supported by being the hub of this enterprise.
  • Satellite outlets can pop up in any town USA.

Help and support from the very community it supports is critical.

This one-time vote on line is so easy. Please vote today.

You can text also;:
  • Text to 244326, with Studio33 as message (no space), SEND
  • Reply with your name, SEND.
  • Reply with a brief reason why you like Studio 33.
  • You will get a response, thanking you for the vote. If you don’t, chances are the text vote didn’t go through and you’ll need to try again.

Please support this vision of creatively funding nonprofits in the community.
Thank you!
Diannah Beauregard
Studio Thirty Three
822 Balsam RIdge Rd.
Waynesbille, NC  28786
828-452-4264

studio33jewelry.com
http://gooddreams.org/
https://studio33diannah.wordpress.com/

Studio Thirty Three cannot do this alone! We are not just thinking outside the box, we are creating a new dimensional form – realizing the paradigm laid before us and we are hoping everyone will soon realize what it is we are doing. It’s a beautiful thing!

Open the box and step outside for a refreshing look at how to move through a crippled economy. Try it. Go ahead. Try something new!

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and creates a vision for tomorrow.”

Melodie Beattie – motivational author

 

 

 

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The Studio Earth Initiative in Review

November 15, 2010

In this post I’ll write about how Studio Earth was first conceptualized, contemplated, then planned and put into action. A lot of time has spanned from the inception, so this writing will be as much for me as it is for all of those interested in the Studio Earth Initiative. I  openly invite anyone to comment or ask questions if they come up. The doors of communication are open and Studio Thirty Three is the threshold of this endeavor.

I remember when I first had the idea to establish Studio Thirty Three which was destined to become a retail business with a creative twist to selling. It was in the winter (Feb of 2006) that I launched a business supporting my vision of a better world that began in my own community. It began at 33 Pigeon St. in downtown Waynesville,  enough off the beaten path for a working jewelry design studio and gallery which served as the incubator for a business plan that was awarded the Small Business Start-up grant of $10,000. Selling retail was not the primary focus as I have carved a niche in designing and creating unique handcrafted, custom jewelry for any occasion; especially engagement rings and wedding sets. This and the scheduled shows  constitute the majority of business. Studio Thirty Three is also in the process of expanding into a wholesale market which prompted our move to a new location.

What happened in the 4 years at 33 Pigeon St. was a blessing, but also a compromise. I stayed very busy, often working very late just to make sure the work was done, especially around Christmas. One year, it was in 2008 I worked 460 hours for the month. That’s crazy. I promised I would never do that again. It was a great season no doubt, especially in the midst of an economic challenge, but at what price was I willing to continue to work with my main objective just simmering on the back burner. The following year I began to devise a strategy that would allow me to  create the Studio Earth Signature Series – a line of affordable jewelry that will assist many non profit organizations with  a sustainable source of revenue. I already had some of the pieces in production and everywhere I turned, I seemed to be doing something for a charitable organization. This new production line has so much potential!

The passion to enlist this  was fueled with the support of the organizations as well as the colleagues and confidants with whom the vision was shared. In December of 2009 I would spend the last Christmas working into the wee hours. I began to actively develop the Studio Earth body of work. It is now a year later and I am ready to hire the assistant I need to get this work done.

In February of 2010, the Pepsi Refresh project came about, In April, a grant proposal was submitted and accepted, and in May I began the quest for Pepsi funding. That is also how this blog began. Keeping people informed is important and blogs are a great way to acomplish that.

Our first month in Pepsi, we moved into the top 100 where the projects who make it that far automatically are rolled over into the next months competition. After 6 months of toggling on the border of winning and not winning, it was time to move on and leave Pepsi behind. Not all was lost however. Partnerships were forged, friendships gained and alliances created out of the Pepsi fizz and for these very things I am extremely grateful. I also experienced the connectivity of my local community and how much support poured into the Studio Earth Initiative. Just on that note alone, it is cause to continue.

November begins a busy season for Studio 33. Christmas is coming, custom orders are being taken and much work has gone into getting the new location set up to provide ample working space for two assistants. The new location also has a comfortable sitting area and gallery space which offers a unique experience to those coming to visit. Appointments here are very necessary. Currently we have a studio tour going on through next weekend, November 19 through the 21, from 11:00 AM to 7 PM.  All are invited to attend, but please RSVP email or phone. diannah.studio33@gmail.com  or 828-452-4264.

Meanwhile, there is still much work to do. Studio Thirty Three has been nominated for another grant; is actively involved in the Good Dreams Group; (our Facebook presence); a website; http://www.gooddreams.org/ and a soon to be published blog. We are inviting all of you who dream and dare to act on your dreams, to join us. This is a great group of dedicated people that has been one of the more obvious reasons Studio Thirty Three stayed so long in the Pepsi Challenge. This month you can still support the November active Good Dreams Projects in Pepsi, as your votes for them are most welcomed.

I have shared our mission statement with you and again extend an open invitation to all to join in and be inspired. It is because of this group that Studio Thirty Three has another chance for a different grant that could ultimately be worth $50K! Here are the details:

Studio Thirty Three nominated for a $25,000 small business grant from Intuit!

Go to this link:  http://bit.ly/Studio33WNC to vote and leave a comment to increase the chances of Studio 33 winning.

If the previous link fails: http://lovealocalbusiness.intuit.com/pages/fan?b_id=22836&cid=ad120x60&format=html

You may also do the following:

  1. Text # 244-326 with Studio33 (no spaces) in message box.
  2. Send.
  3. Reply to response #1 with your name.
  4. Send.
  5. Reply to response #2 with the reason you like Studio33.
  6. Send.

You will get a reply thanking you for the vote.

Please share this – it only takes a minute. Each vote is like a lottery ticket and the more votes earned the greater the chances. The comments are also an integral part of the voting, so please tell Intuit what you love about Studio Thrity Three. This Intuit grant is geared for businesses looking to expand.

Thank you so much for your support!

Diannah Beauregard

Studio Thirty Three
Waynesville, NC
828-452-4264

 

 

 

Studio Thirty Three Has A New Look!

November 4, 2010

From August until now, much time has been spent moving and restructuring the business of Studio 33. After four years of being located in downtown Waynesville, this change is as good as it is exciting. The location of my new studio and gallery space is perfect for the new developments going on for Studio 33. Not only am I now able to focus my attention on my work, but I am also able to enjoy the beautiful place that I live. Not that downtown Waynesville isn’t beautiful, it is a great town. But here just outside of town at the foot of Plott Balsam, I am totally surrounded by nature, a national forest, streams, hiking trails, hummingbirds, (you get the picture). The environment in which one creates is important for any artist. As a visionalry artist I am driven by the natural world, inspired by ancient cultures and traditions and I thrive on peace and quiet.

Here in my new digs I am ready to invite you all to come and see for yourself, the expansion of Studio 33 (yes, I finally have more studio space)! It is in this location that I will be more effective in designing, creating and producing the new lines of jewelry that I have been thinking about and talking about for the past few years. I want you all to see the breath of fresh air that rides on the wind here in my Balsam location.

For those of you (and I hope that has been everyone) that have been voting for us, Studio 33 has also taken a break from doing the Pepsi shuffle, hoping to coast in the top 100 and return after the holidays with a renewed sense of self, of community and enlivened passions from everyone that has been supporting the Studio Earth Initiative over the last 6 months. I know we can achieve this goal, but for now, we have stepped aside to support others, while holding on to the threads of hopes and dreams in the Alliance we have formed with some very special people. You will hear more about our Good Dreams team, but meanwhile, I invite you all to check out our website at GoodDreams.org and become inspired by our dreams and visions and share some of yours with us.

“Good Dreams is a nesting ground for charitable visions, passionate acts of giving, and the people who bring good dreams to life. Good Dreams is powered by the synergy of human kindness and people’s desire to guide and lead each other to a higher level of community and teamwork”.

Our site is an open forum. We invite all to share their message of caring and community. We are also on Facebook! Everyone is welcome to join our ever expanding network of friends in this unified field of dreams and dreamers! Right now, you can support Good Dreams across America, by voting for the group that will inspire you! Here is the link: http://pep.si/b15kpO Vote for this team to win in November! Studio 33 is taking a break, but will be back to win!

After you have visited our Good Dreams site (hopefully you voted), please look at your calendars and mark the day you want to come through the studio tour that is planned for Nov. 12 through the Nov. 14 and the following weekend also, Nov. 19 through Nov. 21. That will be all day Friday through Sunday, from 10 AM to 7 PM on both weekends. RSVP please if you plan on attending. There will be refreshments, music and door prizes, so be sure not to miss this event! I’m excited to see everyone again.

 

Mandelbrot fractal

Here is a sneak preview of something new, and more surprises in the works!

Oh, and please contact me by email or phone to let me know when you plan on coming. It will be good to know how many people to prepare  for!  See you all soon I hope!

 

Blessings to All.

Diannah Beauregard

Studio Thirty Three

studio33jewelry.com

diannah.studio33@gmail.com

 

 

Supporting the Path of Good Dreams

October 6, 2010

Have you ever had a theme song that has run through your life, appearing at random in the most unusual or most auspicious times? In my generation of baby boomer’s there was a genre of music produced that will never fall away, like “the Beatles”. In this particular case, it was a different band, but apparently still listened to because a google search awarded the find of a Youtube for your listening pleasure.  For those of you in a younger generation , you might not remember “TenYears After”, but there is a song I just can’t shake. Here it is,  light years later….  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzrUqAtUcpU

Why now, do I have this song in the forefront of my mind? I’ll tell you.

“I’d love to change the world……but I don’t know what to do”…….So I’ll leave it up to you……

There are many of us who have come together to create change in a challenged world where the “law of increasing entropy needs organizing power”. I am borrowing that line from my friend Michael Mamas, a spiritual guide and teacher to many. I heard him say that during a meditation retreat at Mt. Soma, and it stuck, like the Ten Years After Song. The time is now. Now is the Time. We have organized our Dreams.

The organizing power for me, is the joining of all  good dreams; awakened of individuals vying for a better world. It is interesting to me that we have found each other, our field of dreams, in a “Pepsi contest“. By now, I think everyone has become aware of the 20 million dollars that Pepsi is transferring to community minded projects all across America. What most people don’t realize is that we all have that song running through our hearts, We all want to change the world, and we have a dream to realize that will manifest the change, and ultimately, here in this Pepsi playground, it is being “left up to you”.

We have made the dream real by believing in it. We have worked hard to get our voices heard to be competing in Pepsi. We have made it to the leading spots to realize that our dreams are possible. But ultimately it is all up to you. A simple vote. All you have to do is vote. It seems so little to ask. People are busy. I get that. What I don’t get is why someone wouldn’t take a few minutes out of their time on the computer or cell phones, to cast a vote in our favor – We are destined to win by your votes; votes that will enable these dreams of a better world to awaken into realization.

Our 250K partners – Skip Program and Casting for Recovery are my first examples;

Skip Program was developed on June 5, 2009, in memory of George “Skip” McKeone Jr. On June 5, 1966, Skip was killed at the age of 9 while crossing the street in Mount Gretna, PA. Skip was a member of the Cornwall Baseball Team.

The Skip Program was started with money donated in the memory of Alice V. McKeone.

Shared qualities run through the lives of Mt. Gretnans who come to be regarded as legends. Quietly and without fanfare, they add to the lives of their neighbors — with gifts of laughter, friendship, faith, comfort and compassion. 

Alice McKeone, who lived out the last 64 years of her life in a cottage on First Street in the Campmeeting, knew both joys and tragedy. She and her husband raised five children there, three of whom survive. An eight-year-old son was killed while crossing Route 117. Another son, Thomas, a pastor, passed away last year. Her husband, George McKeone Sr., had died in the living room of the cottage she cherished, the cottage where she herself passed away last Saturday. 

Yet she filled up her 86 years in joyful service to others. A few weeks before she died she was busy assembling prayer shawls to comfort others in times of stress. For more years than anybody can count, she devoted her life to the volunteer fire company, serving for over a decade as the ladies auxiliary president. She became known for her famous ham and bean soup, flavored with the Pennsylvania Dutch delicacy known as rivels and based on a recipe passed down by her grandmother. It was the essential ingredient in nearly 30 years of successful fire company fundraisers.

Alice left memories that several generations will honor. Such are the qualities of those who make a difference in the communities where they live.

Skip Program believes all children should be given the opportunity to play sports and participate in community activities.  Sports and community activities are a large part of childhood.  Skip Program wants to provide assistance to underprivileged children whom, without donations, would not be able to participate. This Pepsi grant of $250K for Skip Program would go far and wide to have a positive impact on the lives of many children. It deserves everyones votes.

For more information visit the Skip Program website at http://www.skipprogram.com/

Casting for Recovery is dedicated to supporting women on their journey with breast cancer.  Since 1996, CFR has offered unique healing retreat programs featuring fly-fishing in the curriculum.  The gentle casting motion is therapeutic and the natural environments are healing in themselves. Our focus is on survivorship. CFR offers 43 programs in 30 states,at no cost to the participants.  The $250,000 grant from Pepsi Refresh would enable Casting for Recovery to add seven new retreats and reach more women in need. It too, deserves everyones votes.

Everywhere we look and in the eyes of everyone we know, there is a loss or a victory to the battle of breast cancer. The goal of Casting for Recovery is to be a preeminent breast cancer support organization addressing quality of life issues as they;

  • Expand current successful retreat programs such as the “Casting for Recovery”
  • Develop alumni services
  • Incorporate information forums
  • Provide breast cancer symposiums for medical and psychosocial professionals working with breast cancer survivors.

Partnering with The Big 10 Alliance means that Casting for Recovery can create a ripple effect and reach and educate more people about their mission.  It also means becoming engaged with a dedicated team of like-minded groups committed to the public good through education and comradarie.  The Big 10 Alliance reaches out across America to create a connected TEAM whose strength and determination is stronger together than any one program.

For more information visit the Casting for Recovery website at: http://www.castingforrecovery.org

Please feel free to sign up to receive updates to this blog in your email. I will continue to post more info about the great projects you are voting for in the BIG 10 Alliance. We are the good dreams you want to see opening to a wakened world.

Thanks for your interest in what we are doing, but more importantly, Thank You for Voting, for voting daily and for encouraging everyone you know to vote any way they can!

Sincerely and in service I remain.

Diannah Beauregard

Studio Thirty Three

http://Big10alliance.org/

studio33jewelry.com

http://www.refresheverything.com/creativefundingthroughart

VOTING FOR OUR ALLIANCE IN PEPSI REFRESH:


  1. Vote online at http://pep.si/Vote-Big-10
  2. Text message your vote to 73774 with 100505 as your message.
  3. Vote in Facebook on our page using the voting app. Text Vote for Studio 33:
  4. Visit my blog site and sign up to receive updates in your email.
  5. We  have a new voting page that lists all text #’s and allows you to vote online and then go to facebook and vote. 3X voting!

October Muses: Success for the Big 10 Alliance

October 2, 2010

Ten for Ten in 2010

These last few days I have been musing over the experience of the last 5 months.  Always in the foremost of my mind is a strategy to create win win situations. Getting all the pieces to fit requires evaluating what works and what doesn’t. The one thing interesting to me is that generally I’m able to come up with a plan and move forward in the direction of realizing the goal. In the past when I took this approach there were not so many people involved in the outcome.

The intention of the Studio Earth Initiative now is to engage the community in the process of this creative social enterprise. Everyone’s efforts in helping to achieve the goal are necessary. I’m not alone anymore. I am teamed with a number of local nonprofits to assist them with a source of funding that is sustainable and consistent. I am also teamed with a group of dedicated partners in the Big 10 Alliance that gives us the collective strength we need to win these grants – allowing us to carry out our plans of having a positive impact on our communities. True grassroots efforts are the hands spinning this wheel of fortune; fortunes of opportunities in a challenged world where you the voters are being given a chance to support the altruistic visions of some really great causes. All you have to do is vote!

That is my musing. Somehow, the Pepsi prize, the $50K grant that we have been competing for has slipped from our grasp yet one more time, and I hope for the last time. While there are so many elements to this contest for funding that seem unfair, the one redeemer that keeps Studio 33 participating is the collective effort of others all doing great things to enrich communities all across America. It makes sense to me that I have found a place amongst this group The Big 10 Alliance – and this month it will be 10 for 10, or even better yet, all of our group including our soft partners. It will be a win for us all because everyone took a little bit of time each day to vote.

Everyone is being asked to make a contribution of time to support our Alliance. Voting for all ten partners is like casting 10 votes for Studio 33. We could not be in a winning position without them. Our request is simply a few moments out of your day, every day, to vote. Now while that seems like a lot to ask in a very busy world, consider for a moment the widespread impact this will have on many communities across America.

  • Studio 33 will make a $50K grant replenish itself, year after year.  Text vote 100505 to Pepsi @ 73774
  • Skip Program, our long time partner in Pepsi will enable every child in their community access to their dream of playing sports.  Text vote 100847 to 73774
  • Casting for Recovery  will provide hope and healing retreats for women breast cancer survivors.  Text vote 101715 to 73774
  • Associates of Redlands Bowl will bring free quality performing arts to the community.  Text vote 102320 to 73774
  • Buss Fitness will open a free community health and wellness facility.  Text vote 100585 to 73774
  • TwHistory for Social media, will create virtual reenactments via Twitter.  Text vote  102066 to 73774
  • Lynn Munter for Avalon will develop programming and curriculum for a free multi-arts school.  Text vote 102340 to 73774
  • Tilden will construct a safe, modern city playground in rural Tilden, Nebraska.  Text vote 100507 to 73774
  • Tualatin Elementary will run an after school arts program at Tualatin Elementary in Oregon.  Text vote 100321 to 73774
  • St Joseph School will provide teachers with computers which will benefit their students.  Text vote 100242 to 73774

And our soft allies supporting our causes:

  • Strong women organizing outrageous projects (SWOOP) will build wheelchair ramps for people in need. This is an organization that has done so many other incredible things over the last 14 years!  Text vote 102191 to 73774
  • Healthy Habits Nutrition empowering healthier choices: text 100214 to 73774
  • Mokena School District bringing back extracurricular programs in Mokena, Il. Text 100518 to 73774
  • The Gateway Playhouse creating access for patrons with disabilities.  Text 102255 to 73774
  • Read To Me providing books to low-income newborn babies in hospitals.  Text 102348 to 73774
  • RAINN expanding live online help for victims of sexual violence. Text 102552 to 73774
  • Unity Project: Launch 1,000 youth service projects in America
  • 87 Plays: Help save the youth sports programs in Las Vegas
  • POP!: Open POP! Performing Arts Outreach Camp for underserved kids
  • World Virtual School:  Create World Virtual School to provide free courses to global students

Friends, this is by far the easiest no-cost way to help shape communities across America. Only a number of mouse clicks away, your  10 votes cast daily all 3 ways possible will help us make the difference you want to see in the world. But we need your commitment to voting daily and sharing this with others to encourage support to make it happen. Please remember to vote on weekends too!  If you need a reminder please send us an email and we will put you on our list of people to remind.  Send email to studio33earth@gmail.com.

Try our new link for 3x voting http://big10alliance.org/

This link will take you to a page where you sign in and have the ability to toggle into facebook to vote after voting the list of projects in Pepsi – while also giving you all text numbers if you have unlimited text messaging and would like to text your votes as well. We have tried to make voting fun and simple for everyone that has been supporting us.

Thank you all – I speak for the Big 10 when I say this. So that would be THANK YOU! by the power of TEN!

Diannah Beauregard

Studio33jewelry.com

http://www.refresheverything.com/creativefundingthroughart

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1490041551

https://twitter.com/studio33earth

The Big September 10 and the Last 10 Days

September 20, 2010

If there was ever a time in Pepsi Refresh to be proactive, it is now. Studio 33 and all partners in the Big September 10 Alliance are counting on everyone to step up to the plate and participate in the winning process. We cannot do this without you. This creative social enterprise, Studio Earth, is all about community as we proceed to bridge the worlds of art and social needs.

I am speaking to my community, to all of the friends and supporters of Studio 33 and the Studio Earth Initiative. I am speaking especially to all of the nonprofit organizations that Studio 33 has partnered with in this plan to raise tens of thousands of dollars annually for our community. We will all win by receiving this grant. Each of the organizations that are a part of phase one of this journey will benefit – not just this once, but continually. And it doesn’t stop there.

Everyone is being asked to make a contribution of time to support this project. The request is simply a few moments out of your day, every day, to vote. Now while that seems like a lot to ask in a very busy world, consider for a moment the widespread impact this will have on a community. We will make a $50K grant replenish itself, year after year. But we need your unwavering support to make it happen. Our team, the  Big September 10 needs your unwavering support.

The Studio Earth Initiative began with a plan to assist local and regional non-profits in fund-raising, while supporting the vital arts community right here in Haywood County. Partnerships have formed out of the efforts of art related fund-raising events. This avenue opened into yet another community with bigger opportunities.

Along the way our project became part of a group of people making a difference for thousands all across the country.

So far this group of dedicated people has helped to raise Pepsi monies for 14 worthy causes, with more to come every month for at least the next year. And one of those causes must be our own which gives everyone an opportunity to participate creatively in widespread social change. It’s time for everyone to vote vote vote. It is time to enlist your networks full force to support our efforts.

Become part of the most influential organization in this new cybergrant industry by taking a few minutes a day to vote and tell your friends to do the same. This is now and this is very important. You are making a difference. Every day  just by voting.

There are 3 ways to VOTE and all votes count!

  1. Pepsi Refresh for Studio33 & The BIG-S10
  2. Facebook http://bit.ly/studio33FB
  3. Txt message your votes:

Send text messages to Pepsi @ 737-74

  • 100505 for Studio 33
  • 100847 for Skip Program
  • 100843 for POP! Arts
  • 100511 for Got Bragging Rights
  • 101377 for Foundation of Fitness
  • 102340 for Lynn Munter for Avalon
  • 100216 for Kids’ Co-Op
  • 102048 for REVHS
  • 102320 for Redlands Bowl
  • 100506 for P.A.W.S. of Michigan

For complete list of projects mission statements please see blog https://studio33diannah.wordpress.com/

For a list of nonprofit organizations aligned with the Studio Earth Initiative, visit the website: http://www.studio33jewelry.com/studioearth/index.html

To vote using the Facebook app: Once you’re logged in and at the Facebook app, copy and paste the entire search string (in green) into the FB appsearch window to find and vote for all our partners.

coppola munter Diannah got.brag karrie skip.program Redlands.bowl paws.michigan massimiano kids.coop

Thank you everyone for believing in our efforts to impact our communities in positive ways, by supporting us with your daily votes!


Sharing and Growing the Vision

September 9, 2010

Positioning 10 Great Projects to Make Positive Change In America

We have reached out into our personal communities and you have heard our call to support our causes. All 10 of them. We are the Big September 10, (bit.ly/big-S10) and we have joined together in purpose with our strength and intentions to win some of Pepsi’s money. For those who still don’t know, Pepsi is giving away their Superbowl advertising dollars to community minded people with great ideas of impacting communities in positive ways. 32 grants are given each month, totaling 20 million annually. You get to vote on the winners! Everyone gets to vote, from your computer and your cell phone!

We are asking everyone to take the little bit of time each day to exercise your ability to vote every way you can. We appreciate that. If you are not voting – please consider to support us all so that all 10 in our coalition can take these grants and do something really good in our communities. 9 out of 10 are in winning spots, let’s get POP Arts into position and we’ll all be there!

This is what Studio 33 will do with the $50k:

Complete Phase one of the Studio Earth Signature Series that assists 11 local charities with an annual revenue stream. For details of our project, visit our Page, http://www.refresheverything.com/creativefundingthroughart

This is just the beginning of a much bigger vision for the Studio Earth Initiative. I’d like to share that vision with you now, but first, here are the 3 ways you can vote to support the charitable mission that reflects a true, creative social enterprise – potentially supporting the community with a consistent and sustainable revenue stream.

There are 3 ways to VOTE and all votes count!
  1. Txt message 100505 to 737-74 (for Studio 33 and listed below all 10 if you have unlimited texting).
  2. Facebook http://bit.ly/studio33FB
  3. Pepsi Refresh for Studio33 & The BIG-S10

STUDIO 33: Text 100505 to 73774

SKIP PROGRAM: Text 100847 to 73774

POP!: Text 100843 to 73774

GOT BRAGGING RIGHTS: Text 100511 to 73774

LAY A FOUNDATION OF FITNESS: Text 101377 to 73774

LYNN MUNTER FOR AVALON: Text 102340 to 73774

KIDS’ CO-OP: Text 100216 to 73774

REVHS: Text 102048 to 73774

REDLANDS BOWL: Text 102320 to 73774

P.A.W.S. OF MICHIGAN: Text 100506 to 73774

For complete list of projects mission statements please see blog https://studio33diannah.wordpress.com/

Once  Phase One of  Studio Earth is complete:

We move on to phase two, in 2011 we will start on the next 11 pieces that support regional and national charitable causes that need critical funding assistance. These organizations can be sisters to the organizations already being supported, so that the process of development can and should go rather quickly and smoothly. It’s mostly about the marketing strategies that will be used to implement this. Moving on to the next phase in 2012, phase 3 will then support international organizations. Our vision for Studio Earth is global my friends. We want to see the end of all suffering in the world and this is our attempt to do our part to make the world a better place.

Now while we are developing phase 3, we are also planning on incorporating all craft mediums to expand our market while supporting local artists and craftspersons. That is where the Studio Earth Production Center comes in and what we are really working towards. When I had this vision (many years ago), I was being guided to get started by making a difference in my own back yard, which I think I’ve done at least in some small way with Studio 33. My community knows I am sincere in my efforts to support community. The Haywood County Chamber of Commerce gave me an award in 2006  for $10,000, when Studio 33 began. I’ve put that money to good use and have grown my business to now support this vision. I have many followers. You are all voting for Studio 33 and hopefully our partners too, so that this vision will one day be realized.

It is appropriate now to say, that the Studio Earth Production Center seeks to nurture the partnership that is has with Haywood Community College, (HCC) and their Professional Crafts Curriculums. Here the Studio Earth Production Center then becomes a landing pad for the students graduating from these programs, which by the way, are internationally known and highly regarded for the quality of education that is given. These paid internships will be available to graduating students who seek to stay in Haywood County to further develop their skills. When I graduated from the program in 1987, I waited on tables for a long enough time to purchase necessary tools and equipment. I did what I had to, but honestly, would have jumped at an opportunity like the one that exists in our vision. Now, as HCC begins construction on the new Fine Art and Craft Education Center, it is a confirmation that the vision of Studio Earth may be realized, and the visionary in me is both excited and inspired. What is more exciting is that we have found national partners to join in with – to seek grants to help us realize our goals. All we are asking for from those of you reading this, is for you to vote, every and any way that you can, as often as you can. By dedicating your votes to help us change our world, you are being a part of the change we all want to see, a very important part, because without your votes, this might not be possible. So Thank you , I mean really, THANK YOU!  Everyone!!! For believing in us all and taking the time to vote. Together we can do this.

Thanks for reading! I know this was long, but it was time to tell you all where Studio 33 has gone. We have walked into the future by manifesting a path we all can walk together on.

Bless you all and THANK YOU for voting!

Diannah Beauregard and The Big Sept. 10.