‘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: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clhaupt-ukazoobook/the-journey-to-ukazoo?ref=dsg7mv&token=5bde1fb2

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.

 

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‘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.

I have reached the initial goal which will allow me to print the book. The Kickstarter project runs from March 4 to April 3 with a variety for ’rewards’ offered for your help in increasing the amount of books I can order from the publisher.

The artwork accompanying this post is one 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.

 

‘The Canoe Ride’

Copyright: Craig L Haupt

Ukazoo: A Trademark of Ukazoo Bookstore and used with permission.

 

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: http://www.craiglhaupt.com

 

“Whimsy on Paper”-Solo Art Exhibit

Veterinarian Office

“Whimsy on Paper”: May 9th to June 5th Solo Art Exhibit

Featuring the Artwork of Craig L Haupt

 

“The Veterinarian Office” – Pen & Ink/Watercolor

 

“The Veterinarian Office” is another Framed image that is on display at the “Whimsy on Paper” Art Exhibit.

“Whimsy on Paper”

May 9th to June 5th

‘Laughing Pint’ Bar & Grill

3531 Gough St.

Baltimore, MD 21224

 

Art notes:

All images are copyright Craig L Haupt

Monday Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.com

LinkedIn: Craig L Haupt

 

“The House That Jack Built”-Week 20

Fish

“The House That Jack Built”

Week 20-Intermission

 

As I work with detail in the second corner area of the painting “The House That Jack Built” I am posting a past Art image as an “Intermission”.

 

For this intermission, the above Pen & Ink/Watercolor drawing is entitled “Fish”. This drawing was completed in December, 2006.

 

 

The continuing posting schedule for the project is, as laid out:

Today,  Monday, October 27; “Intermission”.

Monday, November 3 and following Monday’s; Post continuing progress images of “The House That Jack Built” painting.

 

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “The House That Jack Built” are every Monday Evening.

Postings are made to:

FaceBook: Craig L Haupt, to follow “Like” the “Home Page”

WordPress Blog: http://www.craiglhaupt.com   Sign up to “Follow”

LinkedIn: Craig L Haupt, “invite to connect” to receive posts

 

Journey to Ukazoo-Slide 31

On the Pier

Journey to Ukazoo

Slide 31-”On the Pier”

After an overnight stop to break up a 13 hour drive, I arrived at Belgrade Lakes, Maine.

Belgrade Lakes is located between two large lakes, Great Pond to the East and, connected by an inlet ending in a narrow spillway, Long Pond to the West. The village of Belgrade Lakes and Wings Hill Inn, the inn I checked into, face Long Pond.

During the morning of my first full day, with sketchbook in hand, I walked from the inn, to a small park on the banks of Long Pond next to the spillway. Opposite the spillway are a grouping of weekly rented cabins, each with their own weathered wood pier extending, like fingers, onto the lake. The cabin closest to the spillway was newly occupied by a family of six, two parents and their four children of various ages.

Relaxing to the gentle lapping of waves I couldn’t help but overhear the parents relaying directions, tips, and mounds of information to the kids regarding the art of fishing. On the pier with lines cast, it wasn’t long before the next to youngest screamed out in excitement that she had one hooked. With minimal parental assistance she reeled the fish in, unhooked it and dropped her catch into the holding bucket. Shortly, the two older boys saw their red and white bobs dip below the surface and following suit, unhooked fish went into the bucket. Over the next hour or so, the same three managed to catch at least one more fish apiece.

Lost in their success, however, was the youngest of the four had not entertained so much as a nibble.

As the long morning of fishing ended, mom and dad offered assurances to the youngest of possibly catching one tomorrow.

Returning each morning to the park over the following four days, I occasionally watched the parents and the three oldest continue to catch varying counts of fish, and each day the youngest was the only one to walk away empty handed. Dejection was evident but anger, crying, feet stamping, “not fair” never was an emotion I detected and each day he was just as willing to quietly try again.

At weeks end, I noticed the beginnings of packing so it was apparent today was the last day the youngest would get a chance to catch a fish.

Sitting at the park, I noticed an unusual scenario unfolding. With the older kids engaged in other activities, the parents of the youngest, as during the preceding days, set up the fishing gear, pole, worms, etc. As mom helped ready the hook for her son and offered words of encouragement as the line was cast in the water, dad quietly slipped away. Making his way to the park side, close to where I sat, using the reeds and cattails at water’s edge to conceal his presence, he sat and waited patiently, relating what I had already deducted. Giving his youngest son as much an opportunity to catch a fish on his own, he would tip the scales for a moment of success if needed.

As morning waned, sensing a need to finally intercede, “Dad” donned rented scuba gear,  readied a fish he had in a water-filled container as his son’s final cast hit the water, and slowly, still out of slight, he eased into the water.

I took this picture as “Dad” made his way to the fishing line and was about to place the fish on the hook.

Completing his task, he gave the line a slight tug. Feeling the bob pull beneath the water, his son, all smiles, reeled in his first ever caught fish.

As mom and son, arm in arm, walked along the pier back to the lawn, he half turned in the parks direction, where dad, still concealed, was slowly climbing out of the water, and said “Thanks mom and (displaying a wink and raising his voice a notch) I don’t see him, but also thank you Dad”.

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of “Journey to Ukazoo” Slides are every Monday Evening.

New arrivals to the “Journey” please see Slide One for a brief synopsis.

Opening Art Reception, Saturday, March 15th, 2014, 5:00 to 8:00 P.M., at Ukazoo Book Store, Towson, MD

Journey to Ukazoo-Slide Six

Blueberry Earrings

Journey to Ukazoo

Slide Six: Blue Berry Earrings

Stopped at a corner market on Canal Street, just off the Turnpike in Yazoo (not to be confused with Ukazoo) City , Mississippi. While standing in line, I met Cynthia Trout and her boyfriend Rod, a real nice couple. In conversation she mentioned that she has a cat, fish, and a parrot named, Porgy, who would perch on her shoulder and loved to eat pumpkin seed and an occasional worm or maybe even a fly, at least when he could snag one. 

Glancing around the market, a rather minuscule place, the walls were orange, rough and cracked and on the floor over by the scale was a well worn carpet, yet this small but quaint place smelt of fresh baked bread with a whiff of fresh herbs. Behind the counter, wearing a leatherjacket, was Woolly Jones, a tall man who could cast a long shadow on a sunny day. Besides running the register, his duties included making sure stock on the shelves seldom ran out. 

While leaving, we saw a little boy named Ray who was skipping, go by us while yelling Wahoo. Woolly, sharply, but with a smile, told him to scat.

Later I hooked up with Cynthia and Rod at the local waterhole and met their friends, John Dory, Molly Miller and Saul Deans, who, besides learning how to skate in their spare time, were part of tonight’s featured band, Stargazer.

I took this picture of Molly, while she was working to tune a piano she would play later in the set. She was taken a little off guard and on impulse covered her face, as she still held a firm belief that each photo takes a little bit of the soul. Saul would play the drums and John was noted for playing a mean bass as long as he didn’t flounder while checking out the ladies.

Wonderful music, wonderful people. Will stay here another day and then it’s back on the road again.

Art notes:

All images and text are copyright Craig L Haupt

Postings of Journey to Ukazoo Slides are every Monday.

As noted in Slide One, the Facebook Slide postings 1 to 6 and this Blog post for Slide Six are now aligned and Slide Seven will post to both on Monday, July 15.