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A Rose Revealed

I've always believed artistic ability has more to do with the way a person 'sees' rather than a particular skill of the hand. As Michelangelo once said, "A man paints with his brains and not with his hands." It explains why paralyzed artists like Joni Eareckson Tada, Henry Fraser, and Chuck Close are able to create incredible works of art without the use of their hands. 

Sometimes the 'seeing' happens after the fact. I often use small pieces of scrap paper to dab paint from my brush while painting. The cumulative effect of multiple, random 'splotches' always looks interesting to me, and I'll occasionally scan them in and combine them with a pen stroke or two to create something new. They typically trend toward the ridiculous…
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I 'found' the rose illustration at the beginning of this email in a similar fashion: by combining some random dabs…
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…with a few 'splotches'…
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…and adding some quick pen lines…
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…and Voilà: A Rose Revealed…
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Of course, I could have just as easily ended up with this little creature…
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"When the rose is blown and the petals part, they fill, as if fueling for the journey, with inner space, finally overflowing into the August days, until summer becomes ein Zimmer in einem Traum – a room in a dream."
–William H. Gass
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"Some people grumble that roses have thorns; I am grateful that thorns have roses."
–Alphonse Karr, A Tour Round My Garden
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"The best thing to hold onto in life is each other."
–Audrey Hepburn

June Print Giveaway

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Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind.

(Four winners will be selected this month.)
 
This print started out as many do — a gift for one of my children.
  • SIZE: Artwork is 5 x 5 inches, matted to 3 x 3 inches (fits in 5 x 5 inch frame).
  • EDITION: Artist proof.
  • MATERIALS: Hand-signed, limited edition, Giclée fine art print with 8-ply gallery board mat (the print is matted but unframed.)
  • PAPER: Printed on Premium Giclée Paper — a thick, 310g, natural-white, matte finish paper with a textured, watercolor feel.
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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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