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As you may have guessed by now, I love quotes. I don't have an 'official' motto for my little art company, but if I did, I'd probably use the Ralph Waldo Emerson quote above. I made the illustration as a birthday card for one of my children a few years ago; I thought it was pretty solid advice.

The piece above is an example of a new product line I've been working on called CircleQuotes™ which will feature prominently in my print and greeting card offerings going forward. This one is small: it's matted to 3" x 3" and will fit in a 5" x 5" frame (frame not included). I'm giving away FOUR of them this month (see details below) to increase everyone's chances of winning. In return, I only ask that you share this email with a friend. It's super easy: just click the blue button below. (Don't worry, sharing is not required for you to be included in the drawing; the whole thing is on the honor system. But if you do—thank you in advance!)
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"Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind."
–Henry James
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I built my watercolor palette almost exactly two years ago and it's beginning to show a little wear and tear (but in a good, worn-in sort of way, like Willie Nelson's guitar). That said, I've got two short-term issues to deal with: I need to a) reorder and replace the half pans showing the most use (I sure go through a lot of Cerulean Blue and Naples Yellow); and b) duplicate the palette so I have a matching version in my home studio, RedSneaker–2.
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"She knew that this day, this feeling, couldn't last forever. Everything passed; that was partly why it was so beautiful."
–Lauren Oliver
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Culled from the depths
of the Internet
In psychology, the term jamais vu (French for "never seen") is often described as being "the opposite of déjà vu". • There are now over 30 million dead people on Facebook, so what happens when we leave that digital representation of ourselves behind? • Mark Cuban: The big mistake you don't know you're making on social media. • Hire a professional session musician to record your song… for $5! • Apple CEO Tim Cook saw an iPhone in a 350-year-old painting. (See the painting up close.) • Elon Musk believes we are "probably" living in a computer simulation. • Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Oceans.
"Right now I'm having amnesia and déjà vu at the same time. I think I've forgotten this before." 
–Steven Wright
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"Being silly is still allowed, not excluded by adulthood. What's excluded by adulthood is thoughtlessness, so be thoughtful and silly." 
–Hank Green
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The winner of the May print giveaway has been notified via email, so be sure to check your inbox. A matted, signed, limited edition print of "That Will Be My Life" (like the one shown below) will be shipped as soon as I hear from the winner. Congrats!
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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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