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” Kickstarter Anniversary

Today is the one year anniversary of completing a successful Kickstarter campaign to self-publish “The Journey to Ukazoo” ArtStory book. To all those who supported, Shared, donated, helped, and became a part of the book, I thank you, thank you, thank you all!!

“The Journey to Ukazoo” book signing

“The Journey to Ukazoo” book signing has been rescheduled for Sat. Jan. 25, 1 to 3 pm at Highlandtown Gallery Baltimore MD.
Both artwork and the book, a unique and whimsical ArtStory book that contains 37 stories with companion full color images plus another 113 full color images. There is a sample book to view. Shown is an image from the book.
Artwork, stories, design and published by yours truly.
“Island of Spheres surrounded by Sea Serpents’” copyright Craig L Haupt
Book signing hosted by Gallery owner Felicia Zannino-Baker.
#island #sphere #watercolor #dots #penandink #serpent #book #publisher #whimsical #design #artist #writer #stories

“The Journey to Ukazoo” book

Sold! A wonderful evening at the Highlandtown Gallery First Friday exhibit. For those in the Baltimore, MD area, I hope that anyone unable to make the opening will make the time to join me for a book signing Saturday Jan 18 and if you haven’t done so already, purchase a copy of this unique ArtStory book, “The Journey to Ukazoo” 1 to 3 p.m. “The Journey to Ukazoo” 1 to 3 p.m. Hosted by gallery owner Felicia Zannino-Baker.

Highlights of the book include 37 short stories matched up to 37 art images plus 74 border artwork strips and other artworks, a total of 153 art images in this 9.5 x 12.5 inch 142 page book.

Video highlighting the making of the book can be found on my website under the ‘TJTU book’ tab.

Creating ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book project

‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book project: Kickstarter Link: Craig L Haupt

Now for the next phase of this journey. The Kickstarter Campaign to help fund the publishing of ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book has been launched. The campaign lasts 30 days, March 4 to April 2. During that time I must reach a set monetary goal or I receive nothing. All monies donated are kept in escrow to either be released if  funding the goal for publishing of the book is met or will be returned to the donors.

Over the next 30 days I will continue to post samples of stories included in the book, provide updates on the Ukazoo book campaign progress, special deals on prints, and, at the very least, ask for your help in spreading the word of this Kickstarter project.

At the very least visit the site and watch the video introduction.

If anyone pledges, your name is not visible, I just get a tracking number so I’m not able to thank anyone personally till this is over.

The Link to Kickstarter is: Craig L Haupt


‘The Journey’ Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Text and Image: Copyright Craig L Haupt

Ukazoo: Trademark Ukazoo Books with permission.


Creating ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book-‘The Exhibit’

‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book project:

Following ‘Journey’s’ 37 text and image portion and the 8 images and notations of the ‘Snapshots and Memorabilia’ section of ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ book project, there was the Ukazoo Art Exhibit itself. The primary focal point of the exhibit were 9 oil paintings. Five of the 9 were 16 x 20 inch, oil on board. This was one of those paintings.

To the book project, a bout of sickness put some of the artwork items on delay but I did continue progress on the computer with a few Kickstarter worksheets. Completed the Profile page. Adding or revising items in the Rewards section and same can be said for the Story page, adding text and selected images.

Made appointment to get three border art strips digitally scanned so I can finalize the Story page.

Image: ‘The Couple’ in Private collection

Oil of board,  20” x 16”

Text and Image: Copyright Craig L Haupt

Ukazoo: Trademark Ukazoo Books with permission.


Creating ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book

Welcome to ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book project.

Over the next 12 Mondays (excluding the Holiday season) I will post a diary of the trails, & tribulations of my efforts to publish a Book, culminating with a 30 day Kickstarter Funding Campaign in March 2019.  These Monday postings will also be formatted to highlight the different sections of the books content/layout.

I am asking for help, if you are interested, in Sharing these posts to expand this projects social media presence and with that enhance my chances of achieving the funding goals for publishing the book.

If you are able to Share these Monday posts on a continuous basis I will include your name in the Social Media Acknowledgement section of ’The Journey to Ukazoo’ Book.

A note: the crowdfunding part gives everyone a chance to acquire different items of my artwork as well as the book for your donations. It’s not monetary donations for nothing in return.

Image: ‘The Journey’ This image will be used on the Front cover of the Book.

Watercolor, Pen & Ink

Copyright Craig L Haupt

Ukazoo: Tradmark Ukazoo Books used with permission.


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


‘October Tales’ 1448 Gallery Exhibit #2

‘October Tales’ A Gallery 1448 Group Art Exhibit

Featuring Craig Haupt, Leslie Schwing, Ruth Channing, Terri Slack Hardwicke, and Laura Vernon Russell.

As a pause from the Project: 12 + 12, 12 x 12’s, Monday Posts will be Artworks destined for inclusion in the upcoming group Art exhibit.


Title-‘Bing Cherry’

Oil on board

12” x 12”


Gallery 1448 East Baltimore Street

Baltimore, MD 21231

Opening Reception:

Saturday, October 6th, 5-8:00pm