Designing an Artbook, ‘Fictitious Letter’

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Last Dream
Updated version of the future house I drew at age 14

The ‘Fictitious Letters’ in my Youtube video chronicles my history of becoming an artist.

Ep. 13 highlights me at 7 years old, Ep. 14 posted this past Monday, me at 8 to14.

The video continues to focus on my forthcoming second ArtStory book as well as featuring musical artists for the ending scrolling credits.

Featured in the video is Frank Lloyd Wright’s ‘last dream’ which had an influence on me at that age and a future home I used to draw.

The ‘city’ of Frank Lloyd Wright shown is from a 1961 Sunday newspaper foldout which I have kept all these years.

YouTube: Craig L Haupt

Ep 14 Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPGdMPdChUI

Designing an Artbook, Ep. 14

How to Design an Artbook, Episode 14

How to Design an Artbook, Ep 14

New Ten minute video featuring two of the 48 art images to be in the book.

Also another ‘Fictitious Letter’ with Fictitious question from a Fictitious person.

Ending credits music by long time friend Lee Steelwright recorded on location with his first attempts on newly acquired bongos. YouTube: Craig L Haupt

Episode 14: Not just new computer but switched from the Hitfilm Express Editing App. to the DaVinci Resolve 17 editing app. Similar but with upgraded features and new bells and whistles still quite a learning curve. This episode features two more paintings of the 48 primary paintings, #3 & #4, included in the in-progress design of my second ArtStory book. The goal is to play catch-up as to align the Video Episodes postings of the 48 paintings to match my social media platform (FaceBook, Blog, etc.) postings.

Also included in this Episode is another ’fictitious Letter’. A fictitious letter from a fictitious person with a fictitious question. The introduction of the ‘fictitious Letter’ aspect will also give me a chance to integrate my artistic history/autobiography into the episodes. The ‘Fictitious Letters’ chronicle my history of becoming an artist. Ep. 13’s Fictitious Letter highlighted my beginnings at age 7. Ep. 14 Highlights age 8 to 13.

Overall view of the “24 Album Cover” book Episode series project is Highlighting the artistic design, writing stories, creating art images, computer applications including InDesign & Photoshop, layout for conversion to PDF, and a crowdfunding campaign to convert the self-published ArtStory project to printed form. The ArtStory book will feature 48 full color images, 77 supporting images, and 24 short story/vignettes within a 9.5 x 9.5, 100 plus page self-published book.

Links: Website: http://www.clhaupt.com

Musical guest for Episode 14 ‘End of Video Credits’ background music:

Lee Steelwright (longtime friend) First attempts on his newly acquired Bongos “Habanera Beginnings”© Used with permission

Musical guests for past Episodes: Jen Pruitt & Shannon Cassidy “Ukazoo!!” © http://www.cancelledstampsmusic.com Used with permission

Episode 12: Charles Roe “16 Kittens 12 Monkies”© Www.reverbnation.com/ceroe

Episode 11: Ryan Simmons “Why Not Now”© Www.magnoliabluestudio.com

Episode 10: Paul W. Greenbeck “Abandoned Symphony for Chamber Ensemble” Music and Orchestral Mockup© 2020

Episode 9: Charles Roe “Made it Easy”© Www.reverbnation.com/ceroeSHOW LESS

A Wednesday Post

Catch a Fallin’ Star and Glue it Back Up

A Wednesday post.

“Catch a Fallin’ Star and Glue it Back Up”

12 x 9 inches

Pen & Ink, watercolor, color pencil

Copyright: Craig L Haupt

Needed a snack!!

Well, I needed a snack!! So last night I made some cookies! One of two favorites, Chocolate Chip cookies with added walnuts. The bag of walnut halves was on sale, too good a sale to pass up so I had to do a little chopping. Oh, and the other favorite but more labor intensive are Pinwheel cookies.

Designing an Artbook, image 6 of 48

This is the sixth of the 48 full color images to be included in my ‘in-progress’ second ArtStory book, “24 Album Covers”.

I am posting on YouTube an Episode series of creating this artbook.

Episode 13 posted this past Monday and also includes the introduction of my Autobiography of becoming an artist. Age 7, second grade is featured.

Each Episode also has a guest musician contributing a music background track to the ending Credits. This weeks music guest is Jen Pruitt & Shannon Cassidy

“Stickman” 12 x 12 inches, oil on canvas

YouTube Craig L Haupt Ep 13 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzSr1Pa08nM&t=4s

Image Copyright: Craig L Haupt

Designing an Artbook, Ep. 13

With a New Year and a new upgraded computer, it was time to make adjustments to the Video Episodes.

This episode features the first two paintings of the 48 primary paintings included in the in-progress design of my second ArtStroy book. The goal is to play catch-up as to align the Video Episodes postings of the 48 paintings to match my social media platform (FaceBook, Blog, etc.) postings. Also included in this Episode is a ’fictitious Letter’. Since I have posted 12 episodes I have received few comments and no questions about the designing an Artbook content. Because my previous ArtStory book and recent online art projects have included various levels of audience participation I would like the videos to have that element of involvement also. With no audience questions to date, I decided to create my own questions in the form of a ’fictitious Letter’. The introduction of the ‘fictitious Letter’ aspect will also give me a chance to integrate my artistic history/autobiography into the episodes.

The video ArtStory book episodes continue to feature guest musicians that have contributed music tracks for the episode ending credits

This Episodes guests musicians are:

Jen Pruitt & Shannon Cassidy “Ukazoo!!” © http://www.cancelledstampsmusic.com Used with permission

Overall view of the “24 Album Cover” book Episode series project is Highlighting the artistic design, writing stories, creating art images, computer applications including InDesign & Photoshop, layout for conversion to PDF, and a crowdfunding campaign to convert the self-published ArtStory project to printed form.

The ArtStory book will feature 48 full color images, 77 supporting images, and 24 short story/vignettes within a 9.5 x 9.5, 100 plus page self-published book.

Art Exhibits, A Sale

Marble Hitting the Forest Floor

Sold! One of my paintings on display at Highlandtown Gallery, Highlandtown, Baltimore. Thank you!


“Marble Hitting the Forest Floor” 16 x 20 inches, Oil on board.


This is also one of the 150 color images in “The Journey to Ukazoo” ArtStory book.

Copyright: Craig L Haupt

http://www.clhaupt.com

Facebook: Craig L Haupt

YouTube: Craig L Haupt

Designing an Artbook, Ep 12

How to Design an Artbook, Episode 12

A belated Happy New Year!

With Episode 12 filmed and edited during the last week of 2020, all that remained was exporting the video for a YouTube format. Alas, computer issues in the form of an older computer that didn’t have the ‘memory’ capacity to complete the exporting portion of the video. Thus began a 6 week adventure of how to address the ’GPU memory’ problem.

A new computer of specific Processor and Graphic Card specifications was the end result but even obtaining that was not an easy road given the demand for computers and computer parts during this ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Since the filming was completed I decided to keep the initial video intact but with a newly inserted prologue introduction of the belated Happy New Year video. With the Holiday greeting, this Episode highlights the completion of the first two ‘in-progress’ paintings discussed over the past few episodes with a view of both from start to finish.

Overall view of the “24 Album Cover” book Episode series project is Highlighting the artistic design, writing stories, creating art images, computer applications including InDesign & Photoshop, layout for conversion to PDF, and a crowdfunding campaign to convert the self-published ArtStory project to printed form.

The ArtStory book will feature 48 full color images, 77 supporting images (of which include these 5), and 24 short story/vignettes within a 9.5 x 9.5, 100 plus page self-published book.

The future Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign to fund the digital scanning and printing costs will afford the viewing audience the opportunity to have their name included within the text of the 24 short story/vignettes and in the Acknowledgement section of the ArtStory book as well as being able to own the book itself.


YouTube video: Created: 12-28-20 Published: 2-15-21

Links: Website: http://www.clhaupt.com

Musical guest for Episode 12 ‘End of Video Credits’ background music:

Episode 12: Charles Roe “16 Kittens 20 Monkies”© Www.reverbnation.com/ceroe

Musical guests for past Episodes:

Episode 11: Ryan Simmons “Why Not Now”© Www.magnoliabluestudio.com

Episode 10: Paul W. Greenbeck “Abandoned Symphony for Chamber Ensemble” Music and Orchestral Mockup© 2020

Episode 9: Charles Roe “Made it Easy”© Www.reverbnation.com/ceroe

Episode 8: Bob Williams “Go Figure”© http://www.cynergymusic.net

Episode 7: Bob and Judy Williams w/guest, Venetia Butler on flute “Tideline”© http://www.cynergymusic.net