39 DAYS LEFT to reach my funding goal of $10,143. Unfortunately, pledges are not just rolling in. In fact, I only have six backers, two of which are family. Am I disappointed? Hell yes! Am I whining and feeling sorry for myself? Probably. Don't take me wrong, I am very thankful for my six backers. Thank you backers. You are listed in my blog www.UrbanAbstractExperience.blogspot.com. I also am thankful for my two sponsors, Art at the Main and Intermountain Financial Advisers, Inc. who are also listed on the blog.
At this point, what can I do? I've used Facebook, Twitter, Google+, personal emails, and postcards to announce the launch of my project. I have sent press releases to the Salt Lake Tribune and City Weekly. According to Kickstarter's guidelines, I cannot reduce my funding goal; I cannot change the awards for the various levels. I have probably been too aggressive with both the budget and the awards. My wife and I had fun making a good video. I have an unusual project. I believe in me and my work.
In spite of the current status of the project, I continue to paint and create my urban abstracts. I'm working on four paintings to add to the nineteen I've already completed. I plan to have a show of these works even if I don't receive all the funding (remember, if all the funding is not received, the project dies). I will not be deterred however. I stubbornly press on.
If you can, I welcome your pledges. If you cannot, please spread the word; your support is welcome.
Thank you, Jerry