Inviting Your Personal-Business

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott  |  Founder of Pollinator Support Movement PSM

I am a social activist for the cause of saving and restoring bees and the food supply chain. I am a writer, artist, and entrepreneur with a large network of artist-run creative and professional businesses that have agreed to a collective project to save the bees. We are in the midst of linking assets, in order to launch a public art and educational collective. We will focus on creative storytelling, and sustainable educational systems development. I would like to talk more with other professional services providers about part of a possible crowd funding project. If you’re interested, please contact me at alishatheexplorer.com, or by my E-Mail to doyoulikefood@gmail.com.

Thank You & Sincerely,

Alisha “Bee”

 

Click here to see my creative portfolio at Behance.

Oak Creek in Sedona

Oak Creek in Sedona

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Earning Money To Save The Bees

Written by Alisha “Bee”  |  Alisha is a writer, artist, and social entrepreneur.

Let’s get to it.  

I am an entrepreneur trying to raise money for a bunch of projects.  I create art, music, products, and produce sustainable, community-inspired projects that help to save and restore bees and the food supply chain.  I need your continued support, as I try to build an online and offline-compatible system of doing my own business; which benefits our many ailing communities.  [Read: Social entrepreneurship] #dothework #joybasedcommerce

This post will act as my Spring newsletter.  Here is some progressive news about my Day of Wedding Timeline Organizer Flashcards (“wedding flashcards”) product.  I am giving away half of the net proceeds on this product; to Pollinator Support Movement.  Fifty-percent (50%) of net online sales from this product will benefit (fund) Pollinator Support Movement‘s educational community improvement projects.

Wedding Day Technology (campaign)

My initial “Wedding Flashcards.com” website is being cross-promoted through an ad campaign project that I will be producing.  This ad campaign will aim to widely advertise to North American brides and their wedding team.  All of this ad hoopla will promote sales of my “Day of Wedding Timeline Organizer Flashcards” professional planning tool (product).  Visit weddingflashcards.com to visit the current product website.  Note: sales are not currently being fulfilled.  This website is forever in production and editing.  But, I do plan to update all product web designs as soon as my new start-up budget, or, opportunity allows.

I hope to be able to hire my colleague project partner, Mark Short, as my ad campaign’s creative direction supervisor and designer.  Or, whatever he would want to do.  Mark is one of my favorite creative expert professionals.

Recently, Mark gave me two points on image crop and color for my current (new) wedding flashcards ad campaign concept piece.  I took his easy advice, and then added some conceptual elements to make this image into a sales ad (flyer).  I am already wondering: “If I give this conceptual ad to Mark, how would he interpret it in his own design style?”

Below is the conceptual ad design that I just mentioned:

Wedding Flashcards conceptual ad © 2014 Alisha the Explorer

Wedding Flashcards conceptual ad © 2014 Alisha the Explorer

Re: Ad campaign (Continued):

“My new, promotional ad campaign called, “Wedding Day Technology.com” will feature spacey-sustainable modern art as inspirational themes, and will promote the “wedding flashcards” product.  This campaign will also be cross-promoted at the recently purchased URL, Wedding Planning Forms.com.”  Alisha M. Forrester Scott, CEO of Alisha the Explorer, operator at Alisha Bee.com, founder of Pollinator Support Movement, creator of Wedding Flashcards.com product.

And, in other news:

Personal Business Card Lesson: My belief is that any business card design of mine should be fun and help to tell my story (for an affordable price).  My moo.com cards have arrived.

If you would like to learn more about moo, please click this link, so that Pollinator Support Movement gets my 50% net profit donation!

For this first lot of business cards, I have placed three images from my Pollinator Support Movement work, in Berkeley, CA (sometimes with Don “Bee” Hughes, a.k.a. Dragon Master), on the back of the cards.  On the front of the slightly-oversized business cards (with rounded edges/corners), I have placed a selfie image that I took while on a hike with Mark.  (Notice how I actually look happy.  I actually am a happy person.)  Oh, and there is a lot of exciting save the bees activism news coming from Berkeley, CA, involving Don Bee.  (I will be writing about it, soon.)  But, I digress.

I’ll post a snapshot of the business cards, soon.  For now, this is one of the three images which I’ve used as the other side to my new business cards: “Don Bee and Alisha Bee in Berkeley CA 2012”

© Don Bee and Alisha Bee in Berkeley CA 2012

Don Bee and Alisha Bee in Berkeley CA 2012 © 2014 Alisha the Explorer.com

Happy Spring!  OK + Thanks For Reading.

More updates will continue to come as I get further along in all of my projects.

❤ Bees and Alisha Bee.com. ❤

New Experience: Final Print

The post below was borrowed with permission from Alisha’s Blog.

New Experience: Final Print

Written by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott 

With the upcoming release of my first product, Day of Wedding Timeline Organizer Flashcards, and thanks to the non-profit discounts made available to me by Pinnacle Printing in Tempe, AZ, I will soon have an online retail program that will fund my bees awareness community projects with Pollinator Support Movement (PSM).

“The purpose of the wedding flashcards product is to help anyone planning a wedding to quickly schedule and monitor important wedding day details.  This professional planning tool has many benefits, and may be used with any event coordinator’s existing planning method.” Alisha M. Forrester Scott, product creator

After toiling with typesetting the final product design for the last six months, I recently ordered the first printed version of the market-ready flashcards deck.  There is actually one other printed product version that I am trying out, just to see which version is more user-friendly.  This second flashcards deck version will be printed sometime this week or next.  Unless I can get down to Phoenix in the next two weeks, I will likely have Pinnacle Printing mail both printed sets to my residence.

Additionally, I recently updated the Wedding Flashcards website, adding a link to downloadable the official product guide.  Click here to view the official Day of Wedding Timeline Organizer Flashcards product guide.  At this moment, my final project tasks include: taking product photos, designing final labeling, selecting final packaging, creating the “Master Timeline” online form, design the online promo campaign, and set-up SEO for the website.

Visit my product website at http://weddingflashcards.com.

The wedding flashcards project has been on my plate for over three years!  I am itching to “get this baby birthed” and free-up some energy to develop my other entrepreneurial interests.  With each flashcards deck that is sold online, I am offering 50% of my net profits to PSM.  You know… because the work to save and restore bees and the food supply chain MUST be done, and it isn’t exactly funded by anyone at this point.  Thank You for your support.  I am very interested in seeing this product perform well in the marketplace.  The bees are counting on me.

Wedding Flashcards product cover © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott

Wedding Flashcards product cover © 2014 Alisha Forrester Scott

Milestone: Campaign Update

***** CAMPAIGN UPDATE *****

Written by Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott
Founder, Pollinator Support Movement

❤ The “Bee-Friendly: BeeSWeek 2013” Indiegogo fundraising campaign has been canceled. ❤

Managing an Indiegogo campaign on my own has proven unsuccessful.  Those that have contributed to the campaign will be contacted after 10/31/2013, and will receive the packages which they have so graciously purchased.  But, I’m not giving up!  NEVER!  In fact, the “Bee-Friendly: BeeSWeek 2013” educational DVD will be released and made available for sale online this fall 2013, through a regular sales online and in booths.

❤ Bees and Personal Effort. ❤

Special Thanks

If you’ve helped in any way with the expansion of Pollinator Support Movement, to me you are an Angel.  Thank You to everyone who has made it possible for me and us to “get this far” on such few financial resources.

Those that have previously financially contributed, joined PSM during the summer membership drive, or have offered their special talents and abilities to the process, will be mentioned in the DVD ending credits.

Thank You to Lainie “Sevante” Quirk and Ivan Weiner of Albuquerque Film & Media Experience (AFME) for inviting me to present BeeSWeek 2013 on behalf of PSM during their inaugural film festival event.

Thank You to Cecilia Sadler and Scharles Wilder for providing me with comfortable accommodations during my temporary residence in Albuquerque.

Thank You to Alan Cronick and the team at The Mattress Firm (NM) for providing the capital donation which allowed PSM to afford filming of the BeeSWeek 2013 events at University of New Mexico.

Thank You to the staff at University of New Mexico (UNM) for their support of the BeeSWeek 2013 project.

Thank You to the members of the New Mexico, Hawaii, and Bay Area California public media, for providing me with opportunities to talk about BeeSWeek 2013 in print, television, and radio.

❤ And especially, Thank You to the BeeSWeek 2013 panelists, who contributed their own financial energy to this process. ❤

Learn More

If you are interested in tracking my personal story, progress, and creative adventures, catch me at my “Alisha’s Blog” website.  The URL is www.alishatheexplorer.com.

Contact

You are invited to reach me at (978) 254-7428 is (978) ALISHA-8, or, E-Mail to doyoulikefood@gmail.com.

Alisha says: “You can view the “Alisha Bee (Valley Girl)” promotional Indiegogo campaign video by clicking here.  There was very little response to this video, but I had fun making it, anyway.”

Alisha Bee © 2013

Alisha Bee © 2013

BeeGAP grow bees

Help grow bees + get a discount 

If you are interested in learning how to grow “stingless” solitary bees for personal (your garden) and commercial food pollination (the grocery store’s garden), then please consider purchasing your solitary bee growing products at Crown Bees.

To receive up to a (30%) discount for all products for growing solitary bees on the Crown Bees website, enter the special discount code “psm-beegap” at Crown Bees shopping cart/checkout area.

PSM fully supports the BeeGAP method from Crown Bees (Washington state).  As created by Crown Bees’ CEO, Dave Hunter, the BeeGAP method debuted just prior to BeeSWeek 2013.  BeeSWeek 2013 was held in June, during the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience (AFME).

Click here to learn about BeeGAP and growing native solitary bees.

When you purchase products (equipment) from Crown Bees using the discount code “psm-beegap”, PSM receives an affiliate commission.  This “non-profit” qualified payment to PSM from Crown Bees funds super-important projects to save and restore bees and the food supply chain.

Click here to learn more about PSM’s Restorative Retail (RR) system.

CEO Dave Hunter of Crown Bees

CEO Dave Hunter of Crown Bees

Public Service Message

Click here to download this message in an audio file.

A pollinator is an insect that carries pollen from one flower to another.  Flowers are the seed-bearing part of a plant.  One of every three bites of food that we put into our mouths is grown in fields and orchards by plants that are pollinated by bees.  There are over 20,000 different types of bees.  And in fact, bees are the most effective insect pollinators of the human food supply of fruits, vegetables, nuts, and spices.

Pollinating bees are dying faster than they can repopulate. Reasons for such rapid losses of bees include:

  1. Parasites (Varroa mite, Nosema Cernae)
  2. Viruses (20+)
  3. Bacterial disease (American Foulbrood)
  4. Pesticides
  5. Nutrition and diet
  6. Genetics
  7. Queen quality
  8. Management
  9. Climate and change

Resource: http://www.pollinator.org/beeissues.htm

These issues have profoundly affected all bees, including the beloved honey bee. Since the 1990’s, the planet and humanity has failed to preserve at least one-third of the total number of bees that pollinate our food supply.

While there is not currently a way to save the failing honey bees, there IS a solution; our Nation’s only backyard gardening community action plan, called BeeGAP.  The BeeGAP method is free to learn, and makes your growing of gentle, solitary bees, easy.

Solitary bees do not sting, and live as individuals in tubes that are cut from natural reeds.  Farmers that produce foods that come from trees are in desperate need of solitary bees, or food will not be grown or available for sale.

Your growing of solitary bees requires just several hours of attention per year. While you are growing solitary bees, your garden and the gardens of your immediate neighbors will be beautified.

Once you have grown excess bees, BeeGAP will take them during their cocoon stage.  BeeGAP will deliver your solitary bee cocoons to local and regional orchards, where they will grow and pollinate our Nation’s organic food trees.  BeeGAP works with organic farms that will keep the bees safe and away from chemicals.

If you do not currently grow your own food, then it may be up to you to help keep your local and regional food farms in production.  As it has just happened with almonds, it is estimated that North American famine conditions will affect citizens within just four to ten years.  Famine is a widespread scarcity of food, caused by factors that include crop failure and government policies.

This time on our planet provides an excellent opportunity for each of us to increase personal understanding of the food system, and to build and join a global community that directly impacts health and quality of life.

All over the planet there are many wonderful people, working daily to change the trajectory and results of this genuinely serious challenge.  You are invited and encouraged to be part of your own livelihood by sharing and discussing this information, and supporting the cause by taking action for yourself.  Thank You for your awareness.

A Real Me

Written by Alisha M. Forrester Scott

View the original post at http://alishatheexplorer.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/a-real-me/.

Hi, each and all.  This is Alisha, the helpful, artistic, comedic, offline human that’s typing.  First, Thank You for your interest in my blog productions.

I enjoy furthering my exploration of digital media capture, and the rest of the creative production processes associated with running blogs for non-profit organizations.

Alisha Bee Self Portrait © 2013

Alisha Bee Self Portrait © 2013

Updates and New Truth

Ready, Set, Grow the Non-Profit!  I am nearly ready to launch a SLEW of mega-uber-fabulous “retail fundraising” products and professional services; featuring the amazing people behind the products and professional services.

I am trying to bee brave.  Plainly spoken: I am trying my best not to sabotage ANYTHING because of fear, budget, and past personal experiences.  Forgetting fear, budget, and past personal experiences, I am treating my time with Pollinator Support Movement like a fresh and shiny and whole-sum happy peaceful unity green-friendly sustainable abundant bright orb.  That is to say, I am attempting not to pre-judge anything or anyone, while responding in my own spoken and creatively expressed truth.  I have found that, ultimately, my pre-judgments unnecessarily meddle and influence what my actual final decision is.

YAY! Great News.  100% Net of the “Alisha Bee Presents” online fundraising sales supports the expansion of Pollinator Support Movement (PSM).

In a very personal way, I have uncovered a new personal truth.  Which is that:  I want to use my own voice sometimes, too.  Typically, I blog in limited personal narrative or photojournalistic style.  This type of writing is fun for me, and I get to practice “sticking with the facts”.  Sometimes, I write under the name, “Alisha the Explorer” to sensually explore and feature my personal education and growth experiences in a more narrative creative writing style.  And so, I am going to include posts using the “me style”, which feels more comfortable and authentic to me, because I feel happy to. 🙂 🙂

❤ Bees and Creative Whole-sum Sustainable Lifestyles. ❤

Stay Tuned

LOTS more to share, but for now, thanks for reading, and check back often, and tell your everyone about my quest to save and restore bees and the food supply chain!  And, If you have not yet visited me at my Alisha’s Blog blog website, you are soooo invited to do that.

Reach Me

in other online realms I am also known as:

  1. Alisha Bee Valley Girl (My sustainably-conscious Alter-Ego and NEW brand name)
  2. Alisha “Bee” Forrester Scott (Me, the person)
  3. Alisha M. Forrester Scott (My legal name, professional career, and artist copyright names)
  4. Alisha Forrester Scott (seen in public media releases and mentions)
  5. AFS (My monogram)
  6. Alisha the Explorer of Alisha’s Blog (My sassy-pants nickname)
  7. MC Queen B (My “grass rap” performance artist name), and who can forget
  8. Bee Lady (Founder, Pollinator Support Movement)