Crystal Streit-Beetham, 1st Submission

Crystal and her entry
Crystal and her entry

Crystal is the first to submit her design for “The Wall”.

When it was handed to me, Gloria said “I guess its real now.”  The best part of this submission is that even if it was the only one I would love to have it adorn the wall.

Crystal's Entry
Crystal’s Entry

Crystal writes “My proposal is to have a tie dyed background with black outlines of the tree of life and life-sized people of adults and children of all shapes and sizes.  Doing yoga poses under the tree, people can interact with this mural by posing in the outlines.  I wanted to have the grass be hand prints from people who wanted to participate with it.  My mission was to create a mural of unity and calmness to the world.”

Okay, the bar is set, what else can our local artists come up with?

Tuesday’s Hike and adventure

On Tuesday 11/08/2016, Rich took me on a short hike to Indian Wells.  On our way home we stopped at a glass shop in Shelton at 415 Howe Ave.  We ended up meeting several artisans.

First we met the people at The Glass Source where they produce hand made glass items, which are very cool.  They were very nice and informative. We definitely want to go back to make some glass ornaments and hopefully strike a wholesale deal.

Second place we went to was Hoopla, Nichole is the owner, which makes handmade hoola hoops. Nichole also runs some art event throughout the valley. She was a wealth of information and, btw, is married to a member of the band The Alpaca Gnomes.  She let us know about an event being held there on Dec. 3. Rich and I plan on going.  She also is ageeable to wholesaling to us as well as coming out to our shop to help with some events.

The last person we met was Marshall. He is the owner/artisan of Periodic Tableware. He has some very neat glassware made out of beakers and will be at the Dec 3rd event where he will be releasing his new beaker shaker. He also let us know he does wholesale.


Apply for EIN

On Friday November 4th, 2016 around 4pm we faxed form SS-4 to

Internal Revenue Service
Attn: EIN Operation
Cincinnati, OH 45999
Fax: (855) 641-6935

The IRS publication states that it should take 4 business days to process a faxed SS-4. If no EIN received by the 14th or 15th then call 1-800-829-4933 to find out the status.

Getting Started

There is a list of things thought to accomplish at the start.

Things accomplished so far:

  1. Decide on what kind of business to start. We chose a retail business selling bohemian clothing and paraphernalia.
  2. Decide on a business name. We chose “Bohemian High”.
  3. Research to ensure the name is not taken.
  4. Get the web address, and
  5. Start a business plan
  6. Visit a trade show to explore costs, prices and ideas.
  7. Visit shops with similar ideas.  We went to Greenwich Avenue and Milford center to get some ideas.
  8. Design a logo so we can get business cards.
  9. Decide on a business structure, we chose the general partnership.

Things thought to accomplish next:

  1. Get a tax id.
  2. Open a business checking account and get a credit card.
  3. Research next steps.