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Well, hopefully everyone successfully navigated the fair-to-partly-cloudy blahs of Blue Monday earlier this week.
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As I wrote a while back, I submitted several designs for Kansas City's Parade of Hearts last fall, but unfortunately—the ideas I developed for the project weren't chosen. (It's too bad, I was really looking forward to actually getting to paint one!)
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But I’m grateful for the opportunity to have participated in this truly wonderful art project, and very happy to see Kansas City’s public art scene growing stronger by the day. Congratulations to the winning artists—I look forward to seeing the finished pieces around town. 
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The Parade of Hearts is only one in a long list of projects I've been working on.
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And though I suppose some people wouldn't choose to broadcast their rejections in a public forum, I don't really mind because I'd at least like to be able to show everyone what I've been up to.
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So here are some of the outtakes from my proposal to design a streetcar for Art in the Loop.
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And as anyone who lives in Kansas City knows, construction of the new Kansas City International Airport is well under way. So like many local artists, I submitted artwork for consideration.
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I actually created two large paintings for the project.
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At six feet in length, they're the largest canvases I've worked on.
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And because I was under deadline pressure to get them done, I knocked them out in record time. So for me, the project was a success, even though—spoiler alert…
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My work wasn't chosen. (It's okay, rejection comes with the territory.)
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In all, over 1900 total applications were recieved. 28 artists were commissioned for new works to become part of the permanent collection at KCI. 78% of the chosen artists are women or artists of color; 53% are artists of color. 75% of all new art at KCI is by local artists or those with significant ties to Kansas City. Click here to see the winners.
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Don't worry about me, I'll keep plugging along because…how does the old saying go…
“You miss 100% of the shots
you don't take.”

—Michael Jordan
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Why the Venus de Milo Has Extra-Long Second Toes. (It’s a condition called 'Greek foot' or 'Morton’s toe', and 15-20 percent of us have it.) Related: What happened to the Venus de Milo's arms?
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— Want to make your own custom playing cards? Check this out.

— In 1973, artist Salvador Dalí was commissioned to create a set of tarot cards for the James Bond film Live and Let Die. The cards never made it in the movie, but they were later released as a limited edition. Now, for the first time in more than 30 years, the 78-card set is back on the market.
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— The great figurative painter Lucian Freud was also the grandson of the famous Austrian neurologist and founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud.
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— Japanese artist Akie Nakata turns stones into adorable animals.
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— The museum that hid art banned by Stalin: The lost Louvre of Uzbekistan. This museum in a bleak outpost has one of the world’s greatest collections of avant-garde art, rescued from Stalin’s clutches by an electrician. Related: The Savitsky Collection.
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The Strange Literary Puzzle Only Four People Have Ever Solved.
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CyberKAT Is A Cybertruck-Inspired Remote Controlled Snowcat That’ll Soon Come With A Snowblower.
“The foundation stones
for a balanced success are
honesty, character, integrity,
faith, love and loyalty.”

—Zig Ziglar
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Enjoy! (And be sure to follow me when you get there!)
“I bear the wounds of
all the battles I avoided.”

—Fernando Pessoa
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What do you call a Frenchman
wearing sandals?
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Philippe Flop.

(Can you tell I'm already looking forward to summer?)
   Until next time…
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Hi. I’m D.E.Uhlig. (I also go by Dave or David, and often sign my work 'Davado' — a nickname my dad gave me when I was young.) I’m an artist, author, husband and father, and 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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