Hi everybody. I've heard Dan talk about Kickstarter and the potential it has. After researching it I decided to give it a whirl. I'm putting together a painting project that will run for two months. Sixty watercolors will be produced and at the end I intend to put on a couple exhibitions of all the paintings.
It's quite a process preparing for it. I think (or at least hope) the key to success will be quality marketing of a quality project. When it gets up and running I'll post it here. Hope everyone can check it out. If it's approved should be out in a month or so. For now here are a few paintings so you know what to expect.
You can see more of my work at www.spencermeagher.com. Drop me an email and let me know what you think.
Well, I submitted my Kickstarter Project tonight. 60 paintings over 60 days. We'll see if they accept it.
Great News! Kickstarter approved my project. I am presently reviewing and making adjustments for maximum effectiveness. After I'm satisfied I will launch. Hopefully, it takes off like a rocket. No pun intended...well, maybe just a little. I am looking for anyway that I can promote this. That will be the key to it's success. I'm going to use my artists newsletter, twitter, facebook, posts on 48 days.
Anyone got any other ideas?
I was introduced to Kickstarter last summer. I actually made a video for a guy that was trying to sell christian comics. It was a success and he raised enough money for the project. I hope you have success with your venture. Good Luck! Nice work!
Thanks Dixie. Started off strong with a $1000 pledge. That's 10% of my goal. Nothing in the last 24 hours.
I am and have been spreading the word for two or three weeks trying to build excitement. All my FB friends, Twitter, 48 Days, even through my art newsletter. It's hard to get people excited. Makes you feel vulnerable when people don't respond to your idea. Not unlike the rejection a guy risks when he asks the pretty girl out for a date. Time will tell. I look at it as just another step in the process, even if it doesn't make, I will still learn valuable lessons from it.
Sorry Spencer... I left for the day.
It's hard to get excited about other people's passions sometimes. Our own? Easier. I'm proud of your for taking the risk to do this. Especially when you put it like that above. And your attitude about it being a learning experience and valuable lesson is great! Keep it up! Time will tell, as you said. I do know it takes time. Don't give up on YOUR passions and dreams!
I figure God put these talents in me for a reason and that reason is to use them. I live for painting, but sales validate my passion and make me want to paint more. I've been at it on and off for years, but started seriously pursuing it two years ago. I've come such a long way since then, but still have a long way to go.
Agree with all our comments! And...... we ALL have a LONG way to go! :o)
"If you build it ~ they will come". LOL
Have a great rest of the day. Passion filled of course! :o)