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In case you missed it, here's an illustration of the rare full Strawberry Moon which appeared in the night sky this past Monday, June 20th. (Sorry about the late notice. If it makes you feel any better, I read about it Monday afternoon, made the drawing above, and then forgot to look for it that night!) Oh, well. The next one is scheduled for June 21st, 2062, so I guess we'll just have to catch it then. ;-)
"Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass."
–Anton Chekhov
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Chuck Connelly
To be honest, I'm not necessarily a fan of Chuck Connelly, but I find this story about the artist fascinating. He was a talented, up-and-coming young painter in New York City in the 1980's, but disappeared after falling out with Martin Scorsese—who made a movie based on the artist's life—and various gallery owners with whom he had clashed. Connelly, who claimed his career was destroyed by 'badmouthing' Scorsese, became a recluse, bought an old Victorian house in Philadelphia, and emerged decades later with over 3,000 new unpublished paintings. Here's more information and a good NYTimes article about the artist. Visit his website here.
"I am an artist you know… it is my right to be odd."
–E.A. Bucchianeri
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Culled from the depths
of the Internet
Be your own designer – the best free resources for when you're short on time. • These landscape paintings on logs are pretty cool. • Via Scientific American: Are We Living in a Computer Simulation? and from The New Yorker: What are the odds we are living in a computer simulation? (I'm not sure why I find this topic so fascinating, but I do.) • Check out the New York Time's Virtual Reality Headquarters. • Van Gogh on Dark Water. • What Is the Time Signature of the Ominous Electronic Score of The Terminator? • Wow: The future of car advertising. • Earth has a new(ish) quasi-moon.
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"The job of the artist is always to deepen the mystery."
–Francis Bacon
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"Gratitude is a quality similar to electricity: It must be produced and discharged and used up in order to exist at all." 
–William Faulkner

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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