Creating ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book

Continuing to highlight the ‘Journey’ text & art in the Body portion of the Book, all the stops along my trek across the country and back again route were in the U.S except one. With my previous stop, Dec.16/22, 2013, being in upstate New York, I choose to venture into Canada. With passbook in hand, Stop  #30 of the 37 stories/image took me to Saguenay, Quebec during the Christmas holidays. Considering the season and the image, the story became a tongue and cheek version of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

As for the present Journey to Ukazoo Book project, my focus has been on getting the video storyboard worked out for filming my submission video to Kickstarter. At the same time I am combining the 2 minute descriptive dialog of the video with additional text to flesh out the more informative portion of the ‘Kickstarter’ ‘Story’ profile worksheet. Both of these descriptions will be visible on the Kickstarter site once the funding campaign is launched in March.

 

Image: ‘Strolling Lawn Vases’ – in Private Collection

Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Text and Image: Copyright Craig L Haupt

Ukazoo: Trademark 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

 

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

 

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

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

Title-’A Bridge in Time’

Second sequenced post, ‘The Worksheet’.

 

Using ‘Doodle’ #3 (you can scroll back to the Oct. 8 post to see the ’Doodles’ used for the worksheet) for the main design, I was faced with three downward projections/columns. As the worksheet design developed, each downward column became a wide block that screamed for some type of design to fill it. To the left-added the rectangles, triangles filtered into the right one, and for the center I chose a grouping of random hieroglyphics type shapes.

Now time for transfer to a board and paint.

 

Next Monday the ‘Finished Painting’

 

Image copyright Craig L Haupt