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"There are victories of the soul and spirit. Sometimes, even if you lose, you win." 
–Elie Wiesel
Cecil's Legacy
 
It's hard to imagine, but the killing of Cecil the Lion happened just a little over a year ago. Like everyone else, I found the event disheartening and was inspired at the time to create the illustration above. (It has subsequently become one of my favorite drawings.) A few days ago, I ran across this recent New York Times article which—in addition to acknowledging the problem of 'trophy hunting' which lead to Cecil's demise—addresses other pressing issues confronting Africa's lion population. On a positive note, this article about Cecil's legacy, specifically his 13 surviving sons and daughters and 15 known grandcubs, should give us all reason to be hopeful.
"The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference."
–Elie Wiesel
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Hairdresser Who Built the Beehive dies at 98. • A scientist discovered this stunning new shade of blue. • If all goes as planned, this cool new wireless iPhone charger will ship in October. • This paparazzi-proof scarf is the closest thing to an invisibility cloak. • From SEALs to startups: Special ops drawn to Silicon Valley. • The Harry Potter franchise, the most successful in movie history, has made over $21 billion for Warner Bros., and that number is expected to continue to grow in the future. • ​Killing cancer cells with ultraviolet light. • R.I.P. Elie Wiesel.
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"I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure suffering and humiliation. We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
–Elie Wiesel
(Nobel Peace Prize speech, 1986)
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"Most people think that shadows follow, precede or surround beings or objects. The truth is that they also surround words, ideas, desires, deeds, impulses and memories." 
–Elie Wiesel

July Print Giveaway

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Be Silly, Be Honest, Be Kind.

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(Four winners will be selected again 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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"I have learned two lessons in my life: first, there are no sufficient literary, psychological, or historical answers to human tragedy, only moral ones. Second, just as despair can come to one another only from other human beings, hope, too, can be given to one only by other human beings." 
–Elie Wiesel
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Yet Another Tragedy
 
Just as I was preparing to finalize and schedule the delivery of today's newsletter, I heard about the terrible shooting of police officers in Dallas. I'm seriously at a loss for words, and as I mentioned only a few weeks ago, I'm beginning to feel my drawings are becoming as pointless as the violence they protest. But I can't not draw them – so here is a very last-minute tribute to those members of the Dallas police community who were so senselessly gunned down last night. My thoughts and prayers go out to the officers and their families.
   Until next week…
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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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