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The Blue Lobster
Apparently, there are bright blue lobsters running around. Well, crawling… on the bottom of the ocean. My first thought upon hearing of this strange phenomenon was "A blue lobster? I wonder what he's sad about?" (Okay, I apologize. As my kids can attest, I suffer from a condition that compels me to make ridiculous "Dad jokes." I'm working on it.)

Anyway, the reason I like the idea of blue lobsters is that it completely takes our preconception of what a lobster is, or looks like… and turns it on its head. Like the old trick of looking at artwork upside down, it forces us to see things from a different perspective—which is usually a good thing. So with that in mind, here's a pink and blue bumble bee…
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By the way: Why do bees hum? Because they don't know the words!
"Never paint anything the color it actually is."
–Quentin Blake
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A crash course in design thinking… Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See. • Meeting Picasso. • Humpback whales around the globe are mysteriously rescuing animals from orcas. • Only 9% of America Chose Trump and Clinton as the Nominees. • ZNO: Layflat Flush Mount Photo Albums. • The Royals’ Danny Duffy made a tribute video for the team's late ‘Rally Mantis’. • Kenny Baker, the R2-D2 Robot in ‘Star Wars,’ Dies at 81. • Every Year, The Curiosity Rover Sings A Lonely Birthday Song.
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"The written letter is a memory of motion."
–Inge Druckrey
My family and I have enjoyed watching the Rio Olympics on NBC this year. Here's a little fan art rendition of their logo…
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"When writers die they become books, which is, after all, not too bad an incarnation."
–Jorge Luis Borges
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Money from Beatles record sales helped fund the invention of the CT scan. • The average life span of a major league baseball is seven pitches, and an average of eight to 10 dozen baseballs are used in each game. • Tug-of-war, croquet and pigeon shooting were Olympic events in the early 1900's. • The actors who played R2-D2 and C-3PO in 'Star Wars' didn't like each other.
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  • 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 board mat (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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What lies at the bottom of the ocean and twitches?

A nervous wreck :)

Just kidding. SEA ya next week!
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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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