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As anyone who's visited my studio in the Crossroads can attest…
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…I like vintage picture frames.
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I bought the one above at an estate sale in Lawrence a few years ago. (You can read about it here.) In addition to estate sales, I find old frames at online auctions, flea markets…
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…vintage boutiques, antique malls, and Ebay.
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One of my all time favorite frames was given to me by an old friend. (It's the large gold one in the photo above.)
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I also have friends who own frame shops. They give me deals on old frames they find.
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The frame above is actually a brand new 'vintage' frame I purchased from a source on Ebay.
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Sometimes I'll select a frame before I begin painting — and work backwards!
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I particularly like the juxtaposition of 'new' art…
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…with an old frame.
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Anyway, frames and art supplies may eventually be my downfall. Although I get most of my frames second-hand at significant discounts, art supplies are—like everything else these days it seems—getting prohibitively expensive.
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But there are certainly worse vices!
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These Artists Are Making Picture Frames Part of Their Work.
“The frame is the reward
of the artist.”

― Edward Degas
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— The real reason we can't find the lost mural of The Battle of Anghiari by Leonardo da Vinci. Read more here.

— The most dangerous place on earth.
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— Charles Darwin’s Stolen Notebooks Are Mysteriously Returned to Library. Watch a short video on the subject here.

— New Data Shows Why Van Gogh Changed His Color Palette.
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— For many decades it was assumed that artist Vincent van Gogh took his own life. But in their 2011 book, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith offered a far more plausible scenario—that Van Gogh was killed—only to find themselves under attack. Now, with the help of a leading forensic expert, the authors take their case a step further.
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— Here's an Instagram page devoted exclusively to showing Venetian floor tiles.

— Have a rest from all the bad news with some laundry art.
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— Making a Guitar | Handcrafted Woodworking
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Russia Is Pulling Off a Massive Art Heist in Ukraine.
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— Thanks, I hate it: Mark Zuckerberg has been designing clothes for you to wear in the metaverse.

— Line Goes Up – The Problem With NFTs.
“It's much better to do good in a way
that no one knows anything about it.”

—Leo Tolstoy
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I'm switching it up a bit today and recommending some synth-oriented musical selections to paint by. Enjoy!
“I’m not crazy about reality,
but it’s still the only place
to get a decent meal.”

—Groucho Marx
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Enjoy! (And be sure to follow me when you get there!)
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My therapist says I have a
preoccupation with vengeance.

We'll see about that.
   Until next time…
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About Me

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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