I’m really sorry for being absent these past few days, i know i still owe you a part II of the Paradise on Earth post. Truth is i’ve been so busy running the Art Sale and trying to find new ways to promote it, networking, meeting new people on Twitter, Facebook and DeviantArt. I’m exhausted but also going crazy from all the happiness!!! Did you know, we have already reached 88%??? THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
Thank you all for getting on board and joining me on this adventure. I cannot wait to start sharing my updates from Austria and just imagine all the new photos i could take there 😀 And snow!!! I’ll finally take photos with SNOW!!! Aaaah, i’m already too excited!!! I want to get up and dance!!! (I already did actually, several times 😀 ) Well, maybe if we reach 100% i’ll make a happy dance video…hehehe… I really hope you are all excited about this too cause it’s with your help that i managed to get so far 😉
Oh and i’ve already received the hardboard envelopes i ordered so i can safely ship out your lovely signed prints 😀 Did you claim your print yet? If not, what are you waiting for? Less than 3 days are left my friends!!! If you would like a print or my e-book or both, act now 😀 Even 1$ is more than welcome! Get yourself the Artist Supporter perk, join the official V-Light supporter team and see your name displayed in a unique artwork featuring the names of all the contributors! That way i’ll always have you with me and you’ll always have a place in my heart and in my home 😀
Well, since the campaign was ending in less than 2 days and i have already reached 75% of my goal, which makes me incredibly happy, i have decided to extend the campaign for one more week and do some special offers.
I genuinely want to share my art with people and i think this is a great opportunity for you to get a signed print from me. I lowered the prices to hopefully make them more affordable to all of you. I really do want you to have a nice print in your hands, something that will remind you your participation in this adventure with me 🙂
Please spread the news about this special offer! Tell your friends about it, maybe if they were thinking to get a print, they will be more motivated to do so now.
This is a final offer, the campaign will end in August 21st. There won’t be any more extensions.
It is an offer that will not be repeated! So act NOW! 😀
Only 4 days left for the campaign to end and we have reached 72%! I couldn’t be happier and i feel so grateful for all your support! 😀 I think it’s still possible to reach 100%, so that IndieGogo doesn’t keep 9%. If the goal is reached the fee is only 4%. Sharing and contributing even 1$ is still very much appreciated. The number of contributors is more important than what they contribute for the campaign to stay high in the trending list. And i do need a lot of names so i can make a cool artwork as promised, featuring the names of all the contributors. So please do not hesitate to contribute even 1$ and get the Artist Supporter perk 🙂
I’m also editing the photos for the Paradise on Earth – Part II post…If you haven’t seen Part I, check it out now: Paradise on Earth – Part I
We just passed the mid point of the campaign and we are currently at 61% of the funding goal. Say what? 🙂 I know, i’m amazed and feeling truly blessed for actually achieving so much in a little more than 2 weeks. I couldn’t make it without your help and I want you to know that i’ll forever be grateful for that.
With 14 days to go and still 39% to cover, i’m positive it can be done. They say, if it doesn’t happen it was because you didn’t want it bad enough. I want it bad enough, i never wanted something so bad and with your support we can make it happen.
Please share the campaign with your friends, let’s use the power of social media, if you have a blog and think my campaign deserves a shoutout please do so 🙂 Add your personal touch when you share the campaign link, it’s more likely that people will respond to it if you tell them why this might be worth their precious time…
Also if you have an IndieGogo account or wouldn’t mind creating one, your comments on the campaign page can significantly help for two reasons. Strangers are most likely to contribute when they can read the opinion of other contributors and Indiegogo ranks campaigns with comments higher on the trending list, making them easier to be discovered.
Until now all the contributors should have received a personal e-mail with a link to download my e-book and for those who claimed a print perk as well, a question about which print they want. Some of you have not responded yet, in case you didn’t get that e-mail please let me know. The sooner you tell me your choices, i can make a list and go to print all the photos together after the campaign ends so you can get your prints faster.
Thank you once more for supporting my dream and showing me that anything is possible 🙂
Today we reached day 8 of my Art Sale! One full week has gone by! Damn, time flies by so fast! At the moment we are almoooost at 30% of the funding goal, with the campaign ending in 14 August, can we make it? I know we can!
If you haven’t seen the campaign yet, please do so. It’s all for a good cause and if you contribute in any way that you can, even if it’s just sharing it with your friends, you are really helping a dream come true! 😀
If you have any questions or do not know how to contribute using the IndieGogo platform, do not hesitate to ask me. I would really like to send out as many prints as possible, all over the world! 🙂 If you want a signed print of your favorite V-Light photo, there could not be a better time than now! 😉
All the money i will get will go towards making my move to Austria smoother and creating a faster and dynamic start. I only want a chance for a creative and productive life, having a job and finally feeling appreciated for my work, so i promise i won’t waste your money on Apfelstrudels, even though i’m very tempted…hahaha 😀
The OTE Tower is the second most recognizable building in Thessaloniki after the famous landmark the “White Tower”. At 70 meters height, it’s certainly a unique building with a very modern design considering that it was build in 1965. It was designed by Greek architect A. Anastasiadis and was opened in 1966. It was mainly used for broadcasts on a Greek Television network. Today it is used by the Cosmote cellular mobile telephone network.
It’s has 4 compartments and each was designed for a specific use. There is an elevator in the center of the structure that makes it easy to access each floor. Of course there are stairs too but you must be feeling really brave to take them. There’s not much info about the usage of each level, so i’ll quote what i remember. The lower level is used as storage space, the second level was supposed to be used for exhibitions but that rarely happens, the third level was the broadcast studio and the fourth level was always the most appealing one.
On the fourth and highest level there’s a cafe/restaurant that has a rotating floor offering a 360 degree view of the city. It completes a full rotation in about 45 minutes if i remember correctly. While the view is really amazing and everyone should experience it at least once, there’s a big debate about the quality and the prices of the cafe/restaurant. The place seems to be dirty and is in a serious need for renovation. When it comes to prices paying 11 dollars for a cappuccino will certainly make you think twice about coming again. Most people won’t even think about it again…
It’s a shame to see such a beautiful and unique building lose the charm it should have. But then again…It’s not the only building in Greece that is not treated as deserved…We have so much beauty and we let it fade away… People need to change and realize what they are wasting…Wasting a bright future is not something we should take lightly and i’m not only talking about buildings here. Wake up people…