Hello IntoWishin’ Arts supporters,
We started off with a little inspiration and an idea for a business start-up. We crowdfunded to see if anyone cared, and you came through with flying colors! In 60 short days we raised over $18,000…enough to start the business we first envisioned. A business that will help us fulfill our mission to give adults living with disabilities the opportunity to practice and explore their creative "possABILITIES" and increase personal independence through the arts.
Well now its a new year and thanks to you, we have a new business to start up. It’s still very much a “kitchen table” business. We raised enough for a start-up, but we have a way to go before we build our first gleaming headquarters on the hill. This coming year, we’ll do our best to reach out to as many creative adults with disabilities, develop some great products to sell, and we hope you follow our progress. We’ve already decided to dedicate the entire crowdfunding revenue to artist outreach, creative workshops for adults with disabilities, and building our online store. We have made contacts and plans to conduct workshops in at least six cities throughout the United States and our store plan is already in progress.
After that, we’re on our way to building our eCommerce web site featuring new designs every month! Starting later this month, our goal is to feature 3-5 new artists’ designs each month for our retail audience to purchase. Our annual goal is to feature 35-60 new designers on products ranging from t-shirts, caps, beanies, home goods, wall art, and greeting cards. Please stick with us and cheer us on, give us feedback and share our products with your social circles.
We can’t say “thank you” enough to all of the wonderful people who contacted us to support our mission during the last two months. We heard from adult artists living with disabilities, art and special education teachers, caregivers, police officers, non-profit and business leaders, news reporters, international bloggers, and most of all, over 100 financial backers. During the process, we gained 611 friends on Facebook from 23 countries, and dozens of states. Honestly, its been overwhelming and we’re grateful for each and every one of you. You’ll be hearing from us soon as we organize this business and begin to reach out to those who requested more information, or involvement.
The IntoWishin’ Arts Team
“It’s a Great Day for Anything!”
Jim Weidert is an Entrepreneur, Product Developer, & Marketer who has spent almost thirty years getting results for Fortune 500 and his own companies. In 2008, Jim helped grow a media entertainment start-up called “delight!” magazine to a national circulation of 1.3 Million homes. Along with his wife Linda, Jim enjoys parenting his three boys, one of which is the inspiration for his most recent start-up... IntoWishin’ Arts.