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Happy Earth Day!
Today is Earth Day! To help you celebrate, I've resized the illustration above and made it available on my Facebook page so you can use it as a profile pic.

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And don't forget to…
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"We don't inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children."
–David Brower
Also, remember that April 25th is World Penguin Day. Penguins are cool… and fun to draw!
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"It's Earth Day. I wonder if we can plant more trees than people for a change."
–Stanley Victor Paskavich
Happy Passover!
Passover begins this evening, Friday, April 22nd, and ends the evening of Saturday, April 30th. For those of you celebrating Passover, may you and your families be blessed with peace and happiness. Happy Passover!
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Bits, Bytes & Nybbles,
culled from the depths of the Internet…
UPDATE: 'Boaty McBoatface' wins naming poll in a landslide! (Click my illustration above to see the real ship.) • A single drop of seawater, magnified 25 times, reminds me of a Ralph Steadman drawing • Speaking of Ralph, here's a video of him drawing a portrait, as only he could, and here's the finished version. • NASA Captures "EPIC" earth image. • A penguin swims 5,000 miles every year to visit a man who nursed it back to life after he found it covered in oil and dying on a beach • Walt Disney's advice to artists, featuring four of his Disney animators who draw the same tree. • Relevant: Edward Lear draws a tree. • April 23rd is National Talk Like Shakespeare Day. What did Shakespeare sound like? Like this. • RIP Prince: Click here to see my tribute to this unique and talented musician. (Once there, click to enlarge.)
"Earth provides enough to satisfy every man's needs, but not every man's greed."
–Mahatma Gandhi
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"Earth's crammed with heaven… but only he who sees, takes off his shoes." 
–Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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"It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. I didn't feel like a giant. I felt very, very small."
–Neil Armstrong

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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   Until next week…
"Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there–on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam." 
–Carl Sagan, Pale Blue Dot

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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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