‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ project was the consequence of the need to find a space to host a solo art exhibit of recently completed artwork in 2013. Judy, a friend and fellow artist suggested the Ukazoo Bookstore which allowed artists to show their works in one of two reading rooms.
Signing the commitment form to exhibit, the locked in date was February 2014, nine months away. It was the desire to promote the forthcoming solo exhibit that ’The Journey to Ukazoo’ project was conceived.
Shown with this post is one of nine oil paintings I created for the 2014 solo exhibit.
As for the present Art Exhibit Book project, I will address the components for the book. The first of three components I need to work with is called the ’Frontmatter’. This consists of the Cover, Half title and Title pages. Also included is the Copyright page, Dedication, Preface and Table of Contents.
The first paragraph above is a portion of the Books Preface.
On the drafting table is the pencil layout for the cover of the book.
In the mix with juggling all these book components is meeting with a publisher to fix the size of the book, select paper weight/opacity, and correct off-white paper for the book pages.
The finished size will be 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches and the paper, after discussions, will be an 80 lb. off-white.
While close to an acceptable shade of white, there may be a few more samples to select from.
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.
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.
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.
Featuring , Leslie Schwing, Ruth Channing, Terri Slack Hardwicke, Laura Vernon Russell and Craig Haupt.
Baltimore’s Open Studio tour is this weekend. Gallery 1448 and it’s October Tales Exhibit is one of the numerous Art Galleries and Artists Studio’s opening their doors to show off some wonderful local Art.
Please join us for the opening.
October 13th and 14th from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Gallery 1448 East Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21231
Show here, one of several my artworks that will be included at the ‘October Tales’ group exhibit.