Border Art from “The Journey to Ukazoo” book #2b

Story Two: Image page Border Art (2b)

The Border art from 2019 “The Journey to Ukazoo” book. These Border art strips are at the bottom of each of the 37 stories and 37 art images contained in “The Journey to Ukazoo” book. Actual size of each of the 74 border strips is 2.5 x 8 inches.

This is from Slide Two, Image page: Ocracoke, North Carolina

Copyright: Craig L Haupt

Border Art from “The Journey to Ukazoo” book #1a

Story One: text page (1a)

On June 3rd, 2013, 7 years ago, I started the initial postings of “The Journey to Ukazoo” for the 2014 Ukazoo Solo art exhibit. For this anniversary I would like to post in order, the Border Artwork from the 2019 book. This will be best seen if you are using a computer and click on the image to see it as full size: 2.5 x 8 inches. One a day/ 4 per week M,T,W, & Th. This is Slide one, text page Leaving Baltimore
#art #book #Border #journey #watercolor #pen #ink 

“The Journey to Ukazoo” book signing

“The Journey to Ukazoo” book signing Sat. Jan. 18, 1 to 3pm at Highlandtown Gallery, Balto. MD.
If you are in the Baltimore, Maryland area please stop in to say hi and if you haven’t already purchase a copy of this unique and whimsical ArtStory book. A 9.5 x 12.5 inch 142 page book that contains 37 stories and over 150 full color images. There is a sample book to view at the Gallery. Shown is the book’s 33th image of the Journey.
Artwork, stories, design and published by yours truly.
“For You My Love, Flowers”
copyright Craig L Haupt

‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book project on Kickstarter

Continuing to post updates and general information regarding the current ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Kickstarter book project.
The Kickstarter project runs to April 3 with a variety of ’rewards’ offered for your help in increasing the amount of books I can order from the publisher as well as opportunities to have your name in the book.
The artwork accompanying this post is the second of three 5 x 7 prints offered at one reward level.
This artwork is also included in ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book.
My hope is that, at the very least, you are able to take a few minutes to visit this unique ArtStory project and Share it.
Kickstarter Link:

Thanks to supporters of this book: Susan and Sherry.

‘On the Pier’ (in Story 31 of 37)
Copyright: Craig L Haupt
Ukazoo: A Trademark of Ukazoo Bookstore and used with permission.


‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book project on Kickstarter

What a week!! ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book is now 100% funded on Kickstarter. But, the set monetary goal was a barebones goal with a small publishing run. Besides increasing the amount of books to be ordered, I would like to add additional design embellishments to the book and any monies invested helps enrich the content of the final product (the book). With 22 days to go, I still need all the help I can receive by ‘Sharing’ to make this Ukazoo book project as successful as possible. A final note: This book will not, I repeat, will not be available on Amazon, in bookstores, or as extra copies stacked in my closet once the Kickstarter project has ended. This is your only chance to own this unique one of a kind book.

The video posted is only 2+ mins long and helps explain a little of what the project is. Visiting the kickstarter site will elaborate more fully on the project and of course an provide the opportunity to purchase the book, etc.

Below is the Link to ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ ArtStory book project.

Craig L Haupt


Creating ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book

Continuing to address the three components for creation of this book. After the First, the ’Frontmatter’ which I wrote about in the previous Ukazoo Book Posts, the second component of this book is the ’Body’.

The ‘Body’ is divided into three parts – The Journey, Snapshots & Memorabilia, and the Art Exhibit.

The first part, ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ consists of 37 images matched to 37 one page stories/vignettes.

The 2013 on-line posting goal was to create one story each week corresponding with a selected art image and journey location.

I chose Niagara Falls for the location using this image.


As for the present Art Exhibit Book project, my past holiday weeks have been working on email/mailing lists and designing/ordering a postcard to make friends and family, who are infrequent or have no social media presence, aware of this project. They are being send today.

Also had to break out the carpenter tools to work on a backdrop to the drafting table for staging the video used for the introduction on the ’Kickstarter’ site.


If you have not done so, please ‘Like’ the Craig L Haupt Art page and by helping with this Ukazoo Book project by ‘Sharing’ these Monday Posts, you will secure a place in the Ukazoo Book acknowledgement section.


Image: ‘But the May Says….’ in Private Collection

Oil on Board, 18” x 18”

Text and Image: Copyright Craig L Haupt

Ukazoo: Trademark Ukazoo Books with permission.


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-“Taking Flight”, The Doodle


Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s #7 by Craig L Haupt

Title-“Taking Flight”  First sequenced post.


Posted is ‘The Doodle’, from Sketch Book Four, 2009. This selection is from the +12 portion of the project-Doodles selected by friends. This one was selected by Lee. As individuals were chosen to look through the Sketch Books for this project, I asked that they select one to four ‘Doodles’ and in turn I would chose which one or ones I would use. Lee selected four and the one circled with a number One was the one I chose to work with. The more I glanced at Lee’s other chosen ‘Doodles’, it seemed like two others, number Two and number Three, had similar elements/shapes that whispered in soft tones “Please consider me, please consider me”. So I did.

Next Monday’s ‘Worksheet’ post shows the resolution.



The project will be posted in the following sequence, 1st Monday-the sketch/doodle or related source from whence the painting has originated.

The second Monday-the 12”x 12” pencil worksheet showing the intended painting.

The third Monday-a progress post of the painting.

The fourth Monday-the finished painting.

Then repeat.


Art notes:

All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

WordPress Blog:


Upcoming Group Art Exhibit

Picking Flowers

“Picking Flowers”

Oil on Canvas


Happy New Year Everyone!

To Start off the New Year I will be part of a Group Art Exhibition with an opening scheduled for this Saturday, January 9th. All the details are below.


Group Exhibit
5 Years of Awesomeness

            Laughing Pint Bar & Grill 2010-2015

Featuring the Artwork of Artists that have

Exhibited over the last Five years

January 9 to March 5, 2016
3531 Gough Street

Baltimore, MD 21224

Opening Reception Saturday, January 9,

6:00 to 8:00 pm


The Weekly postings for the new project entitled “12 + 12, 12 x 12’s”  will start Monday February 1st.


Art notes:

All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

WordPress Blog:


It’s the Little Things

Fish Dinner

“Fish Dinner” 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ (9 x 9 cm)

Pen & Ink, Watercolor


This evenings post is one of three images that will be displayed in the HIVE artspace “It’s the Little Things….” group exhibit of ’small works’.


HIVE artspace

126 E. King Street

York, PA 17401

Exhibit dates: November 6 to November 28, 2015

Opening reception is November 6th, 5 to 9 p.m


Art notes:

All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

Monday Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

WordPress Blog: