‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book-Prelude

Another introductory reminder that starting Monday 11-19-18, I will be posting text and images associated with my attempt to publish a book.

The planned book is Titled ’The Journey to Ukazoo’. The origins for this book was an eight month on-line project in 2013/2014, posted to promote a Solo Art Exhibit at Ukazoo Book Store in Towson, MD.

To help fund a portion of this book publishing project I will be hosting a Kickstarter funding campaign during the month of March 2019.

Posted image: ‘Book of Pages’

Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Copyright Craig L Haupt

Ukazoo: Tradmark Ukazoo Books with permission.

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12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- #24 of 24, ‘Post Expiration Date Blues’, The Finished Painting

♪Now all them’s colors have been finalized

The background and them figures with little eyes

Embellishments such as tv’s, bowls and such

Some’s important, some’s don’t matter much ♪

 

♪There’s a lesson contained in this painting

My words I sing, not to keep you waiting

Check that stamped date before you buy

The odor emitted might just make you cry♪

 

♫Chorus

Them’s Post Expiration Date Blues

Checking the month, day, and year should be duly noted

Oh Them’s Post Expiration Date Blues

Aptly suggest that the can might be bloated ♫

 

The final painting of the 12 + 12 Project

Next Monday: The start of the ‘The Journey to Ukazoo Book’ Project.

Text and image: Copyright Craig L Haupt

 

The Journey to Ukazoo Book-Prelude

A prelude to ’The Journey to Ukazoo Book’.

Well, obviously I am not the woman in this painting, but for the introduction of the next upcoming project, her act of driving is used as a metaphor. The metaphor in this case, a Journey. Starting Monday November 19th I will begin a ‘sort-of’ new project. The ’sort-of ’ part is revisiting my first on-line project ’The Journey to Ukazoo’ posted 2013/2014. The new part is I will post the efforts to compile all the necessary ingredients to put that ‘journey’ into book form.

Image: ‘Always Look Both Ways’

Oil on board

Copyright Craig L Haupt

Ukazoo: Tradmark Ukazoo Books with permission.

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- #24 of 24, ‘Post Expiration Date Blues’, The Worksheet

♪ Oh this worksheet I manage to construct,

Arranging shapes with thought and luck

Connecting everything to a can of soup

As awful odors knock you for a loop ♪

 

♪ Even after the paintings first stokes are started

Questions of placement and a few items departed

With an eraser several selections require a tweak

Those final results I will show you next week ♪

 

♫ Chorus

Them’s Post Expiration Date Blues

Checking the month, day, and year should be duly noted

Oh Them’s Post Expiration Date Blues

Aptly suggest that the can might be bloated ♫

 

‘Post Expiration Date Blues’

Words and image: Copyright Craig L Haupt

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- #24 of 24, ‘Post Expiration Date Blues’, The Doodle

‘Post Expiration Date Blues’

♪Oh my, them’s doodles, so many to select

The first one I chose, ended up as a reject

It wouldn’t fit with Two, Three and Four

So I let myself peruse to select even more ♪

 

♪As I flip the pages of this finished sketchbook

My eyes get weary as I continue to look

I finally decide I have more than enough

Now my task is a narrative and to arrange this stuff ♪

 

♫Chorus

Them’s Post Expiration Date Blues

Checking the month, day, and year should be duly noted

Oh Them’s Post Expiration Date Blues

Aptly suggest that the can might be bloated ♫

 

Words and image Copyright Craig L Haupt

Next Monday, ‘The Worksheet’

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- Text Reminder Note for Last Painting #24 of 24

12 + 12 Song/poem reminder note: For those that read the explanation text included with the Monday posts, tomorrow, the last painting in the 12 + 12 project ‘The Post expiration Date Blues’ (Doddle, Worksheet, and Finished painting) will be written in Song/poem format.

Image accompanying this reminder post: Red Lips I, pen & ink, watercolor.

Copyright Craig L Haupt

 

12 + 12, 12 x 12’s- #23 of 24, ‘A Bridge in Time’, The Finished Painting

Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s  #23 of 24

Title-’A Bridge in Time’

Third sequenced post, ‘The Finished Painting’

 

To reference the ‘Doodles’ used, my favorite youngest son’s initial choice was a future city scene. I decided to use another ’Doodle’ he selected as the main subject but I did figure a way of using the ’city’. With his fondest of posting T-Rex/dinosaur memes/videos on FaceBook, I worked in a few dinosaurs, albeit tiny, and thus they and the city spawned the Title.

Next Monday the ‘Doodle’ for the final painting in this project.

 

A Note: The final painting in this project is called ‘Post Expiration Date Blues’ and the descriptive text for the three Monday posts (’Doodle’, Worksheet’, and Painting’) will be done in Song lyric format with verse and chorus.

 

Image copyright Craig L Haupt