Monday, 25 June 2012

My Kickstarter Project is a Sucess! Hooray!

And thanks to the 52 backers, I stand at 136% funded, which is great news! So am able to publish another 100 books, bringing my kickstarter campaign to:

print 30 16x24 exhibitions prints

and hopefully be able to print more books to a successful close. Now, once the funds have cleared, I will start putting together all the rewards and the exhibition preparation will commence. And I will be able to order more books to get printed!

And as for two more backers, the honour goes to:

Brian Beedham
 and lastly, drum roll please,
Marc Owen!

Thank you all very much!


Saturday, 23 June 2012

Forty more hours, Third Update and Maaaassive Thank You's!!

Roughly forty hours to go until the Kickstarter  deadline! And am very very pleased and happy dancing to say that I have thus 131% Funded!!

So here are the massive great big bear hugs Thank You's to:

Wendy Artman, her son and her husband
Mimi Tse
Pippa Krishnan
Gunnar Thalwitz
Ursula Heintz
Keith and Leanna Richardson
Mozella Ademiluyi




 

Friday, 15 June 2012

Second Update Kickstarter NPR News and Massive Thank Yous!

Just a couple of days ago,very randomly put on the radio and what do I hear... the lady speaking of the Salton Sea and none other than Al Kalin and Mike Cohen speaking out - two individuals who portrait and interviews are featured in my book and whose portraits will be up in the exhibitions. With quite a few radio programmes and newspaper articles, seems as though the media (nationally and internationally are starting to take notice of the disaster that will be!

Here is the link to the programme.
http://www.npr.org/2012/06/12/154860717/californias-salton-sea-slowly-fading-away
And here is a link to other recent articles that I posted about on my blog:

http://thesaltonseaspeaks.blogspot.com/2012/04/recent-articles-on-salton-sea.html
 
Now for a massive THANK YOU and a huge massive Big Bear hug for the following people who have pledged for this project:



barbara
Evie Ruymbeke
Nayiri POOCHIKIAN
Kevin Gardner
Margaret Zeigler
LUIS LUZURIAGA
Doug Weeks
kendel ratley
Peyvand Sadeghian
c
Donna Fleming
Enrique Domenge
Veronica Luzuriaga
Gerd Lange
traudel lange
Traude Knauer
Dirk Woebking
Lynda Lou True
Lucy orr
William Stappen
Marjorie Dick Stuart
Heraldo Laguzzi
Paul Maconochie
Dagmar Tolonen
kathryn Abdul-baki

Every little helps!!! And every penny that goes over the $2400 will go towards printing more of the book. The first of the two exhibitions this fall will also be the launch of my book under the same name. At the moment I have a grant that covers the cost to print 100 books. Any amount that goes over the $2400 will go towards the printing of more books!


A preview of the cover: