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Copyright © 2016 by D.E.Uhlig. All rights reserved.
Copyright © 2016 by D.E.Uhlig. All rights reserved.
A Mother's Heart
Author Elizabeth Stone once wrote, “Making the decision to have a child… is to decide forever to have your heart go walking outside your body.” This, and the multiplying effect a mother's love has on her children—and her children's children and so forth, ad infinitum—are the sentiments I tried to convey in the piece below.
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I owe an eternal debt of gratitude to my mother for all she has done for me over the years. Her unconditional love has not only informed every aspect of who I am, but it will also continue to enrich the lives of my children for many generations to come. Thank you, Mom!

I made the illustration above as a Mother's Day gift for my wife several years ago. Even after 30 years together, her unwavering devotion to our family never ceases to amaze me. I'm in awe of her seemingly endless energy and love, and hope she fully understands how grateful we all are for everything she does. The 'ripples of her kind heart' will radiate through her children and grow exponentially for ages—a beautiful legacy for an amazing woman. Happy Mother's Day, Sweetheart!

A mother's heart truly produces a love that never ends.

Happy Mother's Day, everyone!
"When you look at your mother, you are looking at the purest love you will ever know." 
–Mitch Albom, For One More Day
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Bits, Bytes & Nybbles,
culled from the depths of the Internet…
Feeling artistic? Try your hand at making these beautiful Mother’s Day Painted Tea Cookies! • Meet the granny graffiti gang of Lisbon, Portugal. • This man has spent nearly 40 years illustrating New York City’s Subway Stations. • If you can smell this, you may not have Alzheimer's. • Did an academic's study predict that Prince would die at 57? • This New York City socialite was so rich she didn't notice her $1million Picasso was missing from her home for seven years. • If 100 People Lived On Earth. • Why storytelling will be the biggest business skill of the next 5 years. • The mesmerizing animated GIFs of artist David Szakaly. • Millions of songs on Spotify have only partially been played, or never at all. Rediscover forgotten tunes with "Forgotify."
"my mother
is pure radiance.

she is the sun
i can touch
and kiss

and hold
without
getting burnt."

–Sanober Khan
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"A truthful, compassionate attitude is a sign of strength." 
–The Dalai Lama
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The winner of the April print giveaway will be notified via email today, so be sure to check your inbox. A matted, limited edition print of "A Mother's Heart" will be shipped when I hear back from the winner. Congratulations!

May Print Giveaway

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That Will Be My Life

(Back by popular demand)
 
This print started out as many do — a gift for one of my children.
  • SIZE: Artwork is 10 x 10 inches, matted to 8 x 8 inches (fits in 12 x 12 inch frame).
  • EDITION: Artist proof.
  • MATERIALS: Hand-signed, limited edition, Giclée fine art print, 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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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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