THE HARDCOVER BOOK IS HERE; IT'S AWESOME; AND IT'S FOR SALE ON AMAZON
I am kvelling, which means "brimming with pride".
Yesterday I learned that two palates of IMAGES ... From the Ashes have arrived in the Port of Los Angeles. My customs broker says I should have the books in about a week and I'll be fulfilling backer orders immediately. (I have already received a couple of hardcover copies that were air-shipped, and - the book came out awesome! Thus - the kvelling.)
I obtained an ISDN number for the book, it's up for sale on Amazon.com, and I've even sold a few copies. In order to find it among the billions of items on Amazon, search "Billy Blake Ashes".
With the arrival of the books, I feel like things have come full circle. The Malibu fire still seems like it was yesterday, and it took a lot away from me, but it didn't beat me. I beat it. And I have all of you to thank.
In other news, I have applied to several large juried fine arts shows in CA and FLA, hoping to exhibit my photography in early 2015.
And - stay tuned for another update soon on the launch of my new website.
It also goes to show ... you CAN teach an old dog new tricks.
With great appreciation,
PS - Woof!