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"My psychiatrist told me I was crazy. I said 'I want a second opinion.' He said, 'Okay, you're ugly, too!'" 
–Rodney Dangerfield
Everyone knows April 1st is for fools, but did you know April 2nd is National Ferret Day? Or that April 16th is National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day? (Hey, that’s why I'm here: to know this stuff so you don’t have to.) So in honor of International Guitar Month, National Welding Month and National Poetry Month, here’s a ferret in a welding mask reciting a haiku in his pajamas…
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Okay, that may be the worst haiku ever written. I should probably read how to write a haiku. By the way, if you're ever unsure how many syllables a word has, you can look it up here. (I just spent the last five minutes saying the word "fool" over and over to myself—out loud—trying to figure out if it had one syllable, or two. Yes… I know.) And if you have trouble coming up with words that rhyme when you write poetry, harness the power of RhymeZone.
 
Don't just celebrate April One
Remember these and have some fun:
Eat peanut butter, April Two
And April 4th, have Cordon Bleu
On April 3rd, eat chocolate mousse
(Were you expecting Dr. Seuss?)
For more fun dates, please click these links
So I don’t have to think more thinks!

(It ain't called April Fools for nothin'!) And now I'm hungry. Moving on…
"I went out and bought an Apple computer; it had a worm in it."
–Rodney Dangerfield
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The Eye of My Apple

Did you know Apple Computer was created exactly 40 years ago… TODAY? Here's their recently released 40 years in 40 seconds video, annotated. (Here are some more famous Apple commercials.) • Everyone knows Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple Computer, but did you know they had a third partner, named Ronald Wayne, who sold his shares for $800? • Wow: The first ever logo for Apple Computer • 50 facts you didn't know about Steve Jobs and Apple • Meet the 12 most generous tech leaders. . . and 6 of the least • Comedian Garry Shandling passed away last week at the age of 66. In 1977, the comic "had a vivid near-death experience that involved a voice" after being involved in a serious car accident. • Recommended: Garry Shandling and Jerry Seinfeld in Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. • Here's Rodney Dangerfield explaining how he got his name. • TinEye: The best reverse image search engine on the web today.
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"Nice guys finish first. If you don't know that, then you don't know where the finish line is."
–Garry Shandling
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The winner of the March print giveaway will be notified via email today, so be sure to check your inbox. A matted, limited edition print like the one pictured below will be shipped when I hear back. Congratulations!
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Copyright © 2016 by D.E.Uhlig. All rights reserved.
"Yeah, I know I'm ugly… I said to a bartender, 'Make me a zombie.' He said, 'God beat me to it.'"
–Rodney Dangerfield

April Print Giveaway

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A Mother's Heart by D.E.Uhlig

This print started out as a gift for my wife.

  • SIZE: Artwork is matted to 8 x 10 inches (fits in 11 x 14 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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Happy April Fools' Day!
By the way, be careful with that whole "National Wear Your Pajamas to Work Day" thing on April 16th, okay? Don't take my word for it, and double check the date with someone else. That's the type of thing that could go horribly wrong!

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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.

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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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