Well folks, coming down the home stretch for a March Kickstarter Campaign Launch.
First a wonderful Thank you to those Sharing this project.
Completion of the video editing for the Kickstarter Home Page and submission approval will determine the March Launch date.
I will be adding a posting day besides Monday. On Wednesdays I will be posting the first few stories of ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ to let on-line viewers get a glimpse of the Story portion of this project.
On future Sunday evenings there will be a post listing the ‘rewards’ to be offered for donations to help with the publishing of this Ukazoo Book project.
From the ‘Snapshots and Memorabilia’ section of ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ book project. The eight images and notations in this section had direct connections to eight of the 37 stories/art in the journey portion. This one had a direct tie to Story number Ten, ‘Spilled Milk’.
Concerning the books progress, the filming for the Kickstarter submission video was done Friday evening. Now all the different shots will need to be edited to fit within 2-minute format.
Border artwork continues to be worked on. Also completed marking out a red line route on a pen & ink U.S. map. This mapped out journey page is to be inserted on the page opposite the contents page of the book.
Finished the Kickstarter ’Profile’ worksheet page.
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
As I mentioned, for this 2013/14 ‘The Journey to Ukazoo’ Art/Story project, I chose places to stop based on odd names of places, places I was familiar with, and art images that matched up with specific names of places. There were a few places that the Artwork I chose to include in this fictitious journey required I find a certain location to match the art image narrative and build the story from that.
This image is one. Having the narrative set on a planet in space I had to seek out a location that contained an observatory so that I could look through a telescope. For this story, the place I chose was the Mount Wilson Observatory located in the Angeles National Forest, California. This place, image, and story is #15 of the 37 stories.
As for the present Art Exhibit Book project and the ‘Frontmatter’ potion of the book, this past week I revisited the Preface for one of numerous proof reads I will indulge in over the next few months. I also picked up the digital scan for the location and route based Map and inserted it into the Map/locations page.
Continuing to work on the Front cover design. A bit slow going but this ‘snails pace’ has worked to my flavor by allowing me to make several item additions and a few adjustments to others before inking and watercolor is applied to those areas.
There is now a gathering of items to be used as props for photographs to be used in the back cover design.
Spent an evening brainstorming with several members of an Art group I participate in regarding the different reward levels to be used in the Kickstarter Crowdfunding Campaign come March.
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.
“The Christmas Tree”
Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Color Pencil
For all the different “Friends/Followers” both here in America and around the world, to my FaceBook, Blog, Linkedin, Google+ Art Posts it is difficult to quite know which holiday season, if any, that you adhere to.
For my part and tradition I would like to say Merry Christmas, have a wonderful Holiday season, and a very Happy New Year.