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Life Imitating Art
Several years ago I regularly participated in a Twitter challenge called 'Twoodle Tuesday' created by Venezuelan children's book illustrator Alicia Padrón. (A Twoodle is a doodle based on the combination of two or more words selected at random, and then shared on Twitter.) I drew this twoodle three years ago…
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…so you can imagine my surprise when I ran into this photo…
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…just a few days ago!
"Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting,
Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing, —
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble."

–William Shakespeare
Last year I posted some spooky Halloween drawings on my Facebook page. You can click on the drawing below to view them, and—if you'd like future posts/drawings to show up in your newsfeed—you can 'like' the page while you're there.
"I never get drawer's block—that's just for writers."
–Quentin Blake
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Extreme Carvers
I'm certainly no sculptor, but after writing about master pumpkin carver Ray Villifane several weeks ago, I simply couldn't resist trying my hand at a little extreme carving myself. Here are some of my attempts. This first one reminds me of a cross between Marlon Brando in The Godfather
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and a Shar Pei. Pro tip: After carving, spray the pumpkin with Clorox Clean Up with Bleach to preserve.
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And, attempt number two…
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This one may have a little W.C. Fields in him…
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Something I'm beginning to figure out: I need to start with the bone structure first and then flesh out, as it were, the wrinkles (rather than vice-versa.)
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Anyway, I've learned a lot and acquired some new tools (including some post-pumpkin-season clay for practice.) With a few of these now under my belt, hopefully next year's attempts will be better. 

It's hard physical work, by the way, this pumpkin carving business – but a lot of fun and quite addictive!

Happy Halloween, everyone!
"Creativity is just connecting things."
–Steve Jobs
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Spooky Ghost Stories
(You've been warned!)
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"The farther we've gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we've come to need Halloween."
–Paula Curan

October Print Giveaway

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Ripples of the Kind Heart

  • SIZE: Artwork is 8 x 10 inches, matted to 5 x 7 inches (fits in 8 x 10 inch frame).
  • EDITION: Artist proof.
  • MATERIALS: Hand-signed, limited edition, Giclée fine art print with 8-ply gallery mat board (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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–Christian Boltanski
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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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