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My Candidate

I've got a solution for those of you unable to choose a candidate this election: I've created my own (and just in time for Super Tuesday.) And though my candidate may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, just remember: a vote for this little bucktooth bird with a silly name is a vote for, well… everyone!
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"Humanity takes itself too seriously. It is the world's original sin. If the cave-man had known how to laugh, History would have been different." 
–Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

Live Drawing Update

I had a wonderful time drawing last Friday at Art by Avis & Others in Downtown Overland Park. Here's my setup…
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I like to make digital copies of my drawings before I hand them out, so I can publish them later…
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I drew quite a few cartoons during the event…
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Dogs and puppies seemed to be in demand…
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I had a special request for "a spaghetti-eating King Charles Spaniel with ears longer than her legs"…
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I did some watercolor demonstrations…
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…and tried not to make a mess. (I splatter a lot when I'm painting.)
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I drew more cartoons…
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Richard Nixon even made a brief appearance…
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(My Uncle Jim taught me how to draw Nixon's face when I was about 10-years-old. I can trace my interest in political cartooning to that singular lesson, all those years ago. Thanks, Uncle Jim!)
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It was great meeting so many interesting people.
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And yes, this is another dog driving a car (because you can never have too many dogs driving cars—everyone knows this.) Here's a doctor (drawn for a doctor)…
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…and I'm not sure… a dinosaur, perhaps?
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And the whole time I was drawing in back, a ukulele group called "The 5 Meatballs" played in the front of the gallery. It doesn't get any better than that!
I'd like to thank Dr. Avis Garrett-Baptist and Sandy & Greg Tugman for the wonderful opportunity to hang out with a really nice bunch of creative souls. I'd also like to thank Hannelore Brown for volunteering to take photos and help with email signups.
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What a wonderful night. Thanks, everyone!
"The crowning fortune of a man is to be born to some pursuit which finds him employment and happiness, whether it be to make baskets, or broadswords, or canals, or statues, or songs." 
–Ralph Waldo Emerson
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Bits, Bytes & Nybbles,
culled from the depths of the Internet…

Kansas City booksellers Pete Cowdin and Deb Pettid plan to close The Reading Reptile and launch the 'World's First Explorastorium' • Starting your own company? Check out this incredibly useful list of tools and resources for startups and entrepreneurs. • A new show highlights the work of 100 women making comics • The artist who painted Facebook's first office took stock instead of cash — and now he is worth $200 million which makes him one of the Top 5 World's Wealthiest Artists. (Actually, he's probably worth even more now.)
"Here's the thing about luck… you don't know if it's good or bad until you have some perspective." 
–Alice Hoffman
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"Never underestimate the healing power of silliness and absurdity." 
–Steve Maraboli

February Print Giveaway

My Garden Fine Art Print

The Girl in the Moon™

This print started out as many do — a gift for one of my children.

  • SIZE: Artwork is 7 x 9.75 inches, double matted to 4.75 x 6.5 inches (fits in standard 8 x 10 inch frame).
  • EDITION: Artist proof.
  • MATERIALS: Hand-signed, limited edition, Giclée fine art print, matted but unframed.
  • PAPER: Printed on Hahnemuhle William Turner — a 310g, acid-free, natural white, mould-made paper with 100% rag content (highly archival).
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   Oh, and this happened Monday…

Apparently, it's a thing. (Who am I to argue?)
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And here's the world's largest margarita. And yes, there's video.
"Art is the only serious thing in the world. And the artist is the only person who is never serious." 
–Oscar Wilde
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   Until Next Week…

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About Me

Hi. I’m D.E.Uhlig. I’m an artist, author, husband and father.

For as long as I can remember, I have loved to draw. Years ago I gave my wife a hand-drawn card for our anniversary, and she loved it so much she made me promise to ALWAYS hand-draw her cards. Then our three kids made me promise to do the same with their birthday cards. And when I posted some of my drawings online, people began asking how they could purchase my work—so I created this newsletter. I believe in something I like to call “The Happiness of Art” and I hope it makes you smile.

Official Bio

D.E.Uhlig is an award-winning illustrator whose work has appeared in numerous publications including the Kansas City Star, Christian Science Monitor, University Daily Kansan, Editorial Humor Magazine, and World Policy Journal. Commercial illustration and design clients over the years have included Samsung, Sprint, and the Los Angeles Times Syndicate, among others—and his Starbucks RedCup illustrations have been featured on the company's Pinterest and Facebook pages. In 1989, Mr. Uhlig co-founded Uhlig LLC, a leading provider of cross-media publishing and communication services in industries ranging from residential housing to book publishing to cancer care. Mr. Uhlig is married with three children and resides in Kansas City. He is currently working on children’s books, ebooks and apps.

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