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“When you can't figure out what to do, it's time for a nap.” 
― Mason Cooley
My wife and daughter met in Madrid, Spain, for a little mother-daughter vacation not long ago. When I asked what they had planned, my daughter replied, "Siesta, Sangria & Sunshine!" 

Now that's what I call a three-ingredient recipe for happiness!
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My daughter—who lives in Scotland—isn't crazy about the lack of sunshine in the U.K. (As I write this, it's mid-50's and raining.) But she does enjoy being able to fly to just about any destination in Europe for very little money. (A flight from London to Madrid, for example, is the equivalent of about $50 U.S., depending on the time of year.) So when she's not busy studying, she thinks nothing of jumping on a plane…
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…and blasting off for sunnier climes. 

Even though I didn't get to tag along to Madrid, my jet-setting duo did send me lots of updates, pictures, and a cool (and very artsy ;-) video of an old man playing the theme song from The Godfather (one of my favorites) on a saxophone in a park.
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I even managed to learn a thing or two, as I always do, listening to my daughter talk about her travels afterward. Did you know the official symbol of Madrid…
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…is a bear climbing a strawberry tree? It's called El Oso y el Madroño, which literally means, The Bear and The Strawberry Tree.

I'm getting quite an education!
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“If you pay the right kind of attention, the mundane becomes beautiful.”
–John Green
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1. This old bank in Cumby, Texas, would make an outstanding art studio/gallery in my opinion. Unfortunately, the commute time from my home is 7 hours and 30 minutes (in decent traffic), according to Google. Oh, well.

2. Tormented by physical and mental pain, artist Frida Kahlo poured her anguish into an extraordinary set of illustrated diaries: The secret diary of Frida Kahlo.

3. How many days old are you? Find out here. (I'm approaching the magic 20,000. Yikes!)

4. Arbor Day (from the Latin arbor, meaning 'tree') is a holiday that encourages people to plant trees. National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April, but many states observe Arbor Day on different dates throughout the year based on the best time to plant trees in their area. Click here to find out when your state observes Arbor Day.
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5. 'Clair de Lune' by Claude Debussy is one of my favorite piano pieces of all time (listen). It's beautiful, and it reminds me of my grandmother. French for "light of the moon" or "moonlight", the song is based on a poem written by French poet Paul Verlaine in 1869. Here are 19 more interesting facts about the composer.
“Music is the space between the notes.” 
― Claude Debussy
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“While the people of Madrid seem to have resigned to selling almost anything—the one thing they have never given up on so far—is time. It is the one commodity that is never sold and always shared.” 
― Lauren Klarfeld
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― Rebecca Solnit
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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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