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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

 

 

URGENT: Studio Thirty Three Needs You NOW!

October 17, 2010

To the Many individuals who are voting strong every day, THANK YOU! And to the many others who are not, please consider this post carefully.

It is time to make this happen – to join together as a community. We have been wading in and out of winning for too many months. Studio 33  cannot do this alone; we need everyone to do their one small part. Get on line and vote!!! Text message your vote, ask your friends and family to vote. Just do it today and every day remaining in October.

It is October 17. There is less than 2 weeks left to this month which means that we have limited time to regain our position in the lead for the $50K grant that we have been rallying for since May. Yes, since May, it is hard to believe that we have spent nearly 6 months – always being so close and in the lead. It is hard to imagine why we can’t seem to maintain enough voting strength at the end. Perhaps I have not made  it clear what we need to do as a community. This post is exactly that.

We seem to loose ground on weekends. Here are some ideas to guide you.

  • Text message votes are easy, quick and are being done on a large scale, at ball games, in stadiums at all types of events that have many people that will listen to an announcement or pay attention to the flyers being handed out with voting information. Most of the radical shifts in rankings are due to massive “text message voting” at events.
  • TEXT 100505 to Pespsi @ 73774. If you have unlimited text messaging, then please vote for our dedicated team that has helped us reach the top. Do you all realize how many tens of thousands of votes are needed daily to win? Most of these votes come from our Good Dreams Team. All text numbers will follow this post.
  • If there is an event planned, of any kind, a fund  raiser or concert of festival of any kind, volunteers of any of the organizations that will benefit from this grant can be helping to network. I have sent a flyer to everyone that  can be printed and shared on a large scale.
  • Email reminders to vote on line should go out daily at this point.
  • If you are one of the nonprofit organizations that will ultimately benefit from the Studio Earth Initiative once it gets going (with the help of this grant), I would ask you to consider any of these things, and to think outside the realm of the usual to figure out how you can help to promote and increase your votes from your individual networks.

I have been blessed to have a few dedicated volunteers who have worked relentlessly with me to not only maintain, but increase our support. We have been at this for 6 months and would hate to loose again because we could not ante up the vote count. But honestly and ultimately, it is up to the many of you who stand to benefit from this grant. Students who would potentially earn a scholarship should all be voting and spreading the word while also having your friends and families voting. The vision for this project and it’s potential is so huge, I think it would be an absolute waste if everyone wasn’t voting to help us win.

Wake up Haywood County and get on line and vote, text message your vote and tell your friends to vote! $50K here in our county would make a big difference in the lives of many. I hope this becomes your understanding and motivates everyone to help make this happen. Collectively we can do this!

Text Vote #’s: Send each project # as the text message to 73774 (one project# per text)

  1. Studio 33  ::  100505
  2. Skip Program  :: 100847
  3. Casting for Recovery  ::  101715
  4. Tilden Playground  ::  100507
  5. Buss Fitness  ::  100585
  6. Avalon  ::  102340
  7. Redlands Bowl  ::  102320
  8. Tualatin Elementary  ::  100321
  9. St. Joseph School  ::  100242
  10. TwHistory  ::  102066

Thank you!

Diannah Beauregard

Studio Thirty Three and the Studio Earth Initiative

http://big10alliance.org/

http://pep.si/Vote-Big-10

http://studio33jewelry.com

*If you are not familiar with the full potential of what this is about, please explore some earlier posts about the Studio Earth Initiative.

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!

The Big Sept 10

September 5, 2010

Making Every Vote Count in September

Dear Friends,

We are up against some fierce competition and need your help! We have moved from #4 to #6 over the weekend!  We are posting this blog to encourage everyone to vote every way you can and to find 10 more people to do the same. Every vote counts!

Spread the word to your networks. Everyone should be voting. We have all gone out into the community and  carved a path to this grant money. Now it is up to all of you voting to help sustain our positions in the lead so we can get funded and move forward with our plans to impact the world we live in – each in our own unique and creative way. We are the Big Sept 10. And we are going to get the job done because you believe in us.

  1. Vote in Pepsi at bit.ly/big-S10
  2. Also in Facebook VOTES10-FB You need to be signed into your FB profile to access this.
  3. Text messaging to Pepsi at 737-74 Vote daily from your cell phone with  with project #’s listed below.

Thank You!

Please note: If you get a “connection issue detected” message from accessing the Pepsi link for big-S10, using the refresh button or reloading the page usually resolves this.

Here are our mission statements:

STUDIO 33: Text 100505 to 73774

Studio 33 has developed a plan for a creative social enterprise that supports many worthy charities. The Studio Earth Initiative begins with a signature series line of jewelry that is uniquely paired with a nonprofit organization, produced, marketed and sold to offer a generous 30% of retail profit to the charity it supports. The project continues to evolve in phase two and three, unfolding a vision of a production art center that produces yet, another triple bottom line as the creative social enterprise embraces all craft mediums supporting community, artists and charitable causes worldwide.

SKIP PROGRAM: Text 100847 to 73774

The idea of The Skip Program grew out of a family tragedy, and Lisa Johnson knew she had to do something to keep her Uncle’s spirit alive and celebrate his life. Skip was an avid sports fan, and Lisa knew that the inheritance left to her by her Grandmother would be well spent on creating a program that gives underprivileged children the opportunity to play sports and participate in community activities. Lisa is following in her Grandmother’s footsteps, making a positive difference in her community, by helping make the dreams of underprivileged children come true.

GOT BRAGGING RIGHTS: Text 100511 to 73774

GBR is determined to HEAL THE NATION through positive action. Hit by a string of personal tragedies and recognizing the increasing negativity in our lives today, Keala Tyler (GBR founder) became determined to bring back the balance in our lives. To celebrate the great things that people are doing and to promote more positive influence in the world, GBR is creating a rewards & recognition program for student role models who have been inspirational in their efforts to improve themselves, their community or the lives of others.

POP!: Text 100843 to 73774

POP! (Performing Arts Outreach Program) focuses on helping and empowering at-risk children in desperate need.  Using a curriculum that enforces core life lessons through the arts, POP! teachers reinforce respect, self-efficacy, and responsibility.  Dr. Nancy Coppola has been working with at-risk-youth for 5 years, and through the POP! program teaches our younger generation that they have the power to take the future into their own hands.  POP!’s goal is to change the world view of our children into one of HOPE.

LAY A FOUNDATION OF FITNESS: Text 101377 to 73774

Lay a Foundation of Fitness is aiming to stamp out childhood obesity in our community.  So many kids lack physical activity and we want to provide the best opportunities in our community for kids to come and have fun exercising.  More and more fast food joints are going up and our foods are being packed with harmful ingredients to make them convenient so we need to do our part to help kids start healthy and stay that way.  The Pepsi Grant would help fund the ideas we have to give kids a fighting chance at being healthy for a lifetime.

Lynn Munter for Avalon: Text 102340 to 73774

Avalon Educational Institute is a multi-arts school bent on increasing the general credibility and accessibility of the arts to the overall community. As the world’s first Accountabiltiy-Based school, Avalon’s students, teachers, and administrative staff are all responsible for the maintenance and running of it’s completely volunteer-based programming. Lynn Munter, Avalon’s most active student volunteer, put forward this month’s Refresh project for Avalon in her continuing efforts to help the school and enhance her working knowledge of program administration and development.

KIDS’ CO-OP: Text 100216 to 73774

Kids’ Co-op is committed to enriching the lives of Las Vegas children and strengthening their families through its developmentally appropriate Preschool and Kindergarten programs, through parent education, and through community service. Kids’ Co-op is a joint effort of parents who govern the school, and the director and teachers, who oversee the educational programs. Parents at Kids’ Co-op learn to efficiently nurture social, physical, emotional, and intellectual development of their children.

P.A.W.S. OF MICHIGAN: Text 100506 to 73774
P.A.W.S. of Michigan is dedicated to lowering the needless euthanasia of companion animals and to do this has begun efforts to open a low cost, high quality, high volume spay neuter clinic. Daily shelter work with a seemingly endless inflow of animals and a local euthanasia rate as high as 90% made us realize that we needed to take a proactive approach to the problem. These clinics are proven to be successful with over 70 clinics open across the country who have seen decreases in local euthanasia rates as high as 70%. Once open this clinic will save thousands of animal lives every year!

REVHS: Text 102048 to 73774

The REV Wildcat Sculpture Garden & Public Art project will invite students, teachers, and the community to experience artwork up-close on a daily basis around the campus. Neglected outdoor spaces on campus will be cleaned up and assessed for Public Art placement. An annual outdoor Community Festival of Arts will also be established complete with a Chalk Art Competition among area schools. The purchase of easels, awnings, and other reusable art equipment would guarantee art education for all for many more years.

REDLANDS BOWL: Text 102320 to 73774

Redlands Bowl is host to the Summer Music Festival held each summer during the months of July and August. This is a fine arts extravaganza with twice weekly performances of dance, drama, opera, ballet, orchestra and other musical productions. The festival has been continuous for 87 years without an admission charge. The festival is made possible by strong community involvement, patrons, local business sponsors, endowments and grants. The festival brings high quality performances to all in the region without regard to economic, social, ethnic or religious position.

Voting Strong From our New Location

September 2, 2010

And for those of you wondering where Studio 33 is going…..

It is now September 2. We have entered the Pepsi Arena for the fifth month running. It’s hard to believe, but sometimes it takes a lot of effort and time to produce a desired result. I have always said that nothing really good every happens in a hurry. Sometimes it takes being in the right place, as in Feng Shui, the correct placement of things.

I’ve talked about about the significance of the recent move in my last page posted. Being an artist, it is important to feel comfortable and safe in your surroundings, and it is equally important to be in an environment that supports an inspired and creative approach to your craft. Well that is where I now am. Not that the retail – downtown location and darling little stone house wasn’t good. It was great. My business really blossomed there in spite of a crippled economy. I just outgrew the little space and needed to get on with the reason I went to town in the first place. To realize the Studio Earth Initiative .

So here we are headed for the winning of a $50k grant from Pepsi, a grant that will help fund the vision that will eventually develop into a production arts center. This is a win win win plan that fuels our economy, supports nonprofits, employs graduating students from our nationally acclaimed Professional Crafts Curriculums at Haywood Community College, (HCC) all while beautifying the world at large. People  come from all over to buy fine art and craft in western NC.  It’s a 206.5 million dollar industry here. Studio 33 has developed a creative social enterprise that is cutting edge.

That’s the vision in a nutshell. It has been a vision for many years, and the potential for it to unfold is so real to me now. Phase one is a little behind schedule, but we never anticipated five months in Pepsi. And while HCC will build a new Fine Art Center (I am so trusting), I can look into the future of that to clearly see the artists coming out of the programs wanting to stay here because of how important fine art and craft is in our community. With a Studio Earth Production Center, there will be paid internships to produce quality art, not just made in America, but made in Haywood County, North Carolina, USA.

So back to the reason for this post…..

Your votes, your daily, dedicated votes are the ingredient we need this month to sustain our position in the lead. We are excited and honored to be partnered with a group of carefully chosen projects to support a winning team. In Pepsi, you can’t win a grant without a team and Studio 33 is very honored to be part of the best team there is.

So here is your task my friends. You need to vote. We’ve done the hard part. You have ten votes per day, and you need to cast all ten. Here’s how:

  • Vote daily using the multi-project link for our group Sept 10.
  • Vote daily in Facebook, with your profile, go to my page – send a friend request. Find me here in FB.
  • Vote daily text messaging if you have an unlimited text message plan on your cell phone. Here are the numbers you need
  1. Studio 33 – 100505
  2. Skip Program – 100847
  3. Paws of Michigan – 100506
  4. Foundation of Fitness – 101377
  5. POP Arts – 100843
  6. Multi-Arts School – 102340
  7. Got Bragging Rights – 100511
  8. Redlands Bowl – 102320
  9. Redlands E. Valley High – 102048
  10. Kids Co-op – 100216

Thank you all again, from the depths of our hearts, for sharing in our visions by supporting us with your votes. Your votes can help to change the world we live in.

Sincerely and in Service,

Diannah Beauregard, founder

Studio 33 and the Studio Earth Initiative