Patriotism

by Marinka on January 21, 2009


So yesterday, my kids were overwhelmed by patriotism and excitement and when it was bedtime, my son decided that the day wouldn’t be complete without an official portrait of President Obama. From memory.  He ran into his room after telling us “it’s a good thing that I have brown markers” and then there was a lot of “WHAT COLOR IS HIS HAIR?  WHAT COLOR ARE HIS EYEBROWS?”  Thank goodness that he didn’t ask about his eyelashes because I can’t live with the humiliation of not knowing about the Presidential eyelashes.

And to show that change is really upon us? My son, who has never drawn a nose before, drew President Obama’s.  And he’s not even Jewish.

One year ago ...

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Belle January 21, 2009 at 6:27 am

And a very good likeness it is too..

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Kristine January 21, 2009 at 7:02 am

Such an artist!

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daydreamymama January 21, 2009 at 7:08 am

Not only the first African-American president, but the first nose! A new era, indeed.

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Carolyn...Online January 21, 2009 at 7:38 am

It’s a big day when the new president ushers in the era of noses.

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Frau January 21, 2009 at 8:42 am

Awesome job it was a big day new president and noses! Great art work!

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Heinous January 21, 2009 at 8:50 am

Not too shabby. Does he do commission work?

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Comedy Goddess January 21, 2009 at 8:54 am

Looks just like him. The president I mean.

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*Akilah Sakai* January 21, 2009 at 8:58 am

Aw, that’s just too sweet!

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lisa January 21, 2009 at 9:08 am

I like the sound of President Obamastein.

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bex January 21, 2009 at 9:13 am

That is too cute, even if his Obama looks more like Will Smith.

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bex January 21, 2009 at 9:14 am

…Will Smith in Men in Black.

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Irish Gumbo January 21, 2009 at 9:17 am

Wow, very cool!

My daughter knows who Obama is, but she has confused him with Kanye West…

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OHmommy January 21, 2009 at 9:28 am

He did a really good job and it does look a lot like him, down to the red tie.

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Pseudonymous High School Teacher January 21, 2009 at 9:53 am

Your son is on the way to becoming quite the artiste. Better than I could draw.

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Heather, Queen of Shake Shake January 21, 2009 at 9:56 am

Obama should totally hire your son to do his campaign posters next time. The guy who did this campaign’s poster was a former criminal and shit, so he couldn’t even officially sell it to the campaign.

Obama couldn’t be seen dirtying his hands with a criminal, so he just took that shit for free instead. Isn’t it great how America works!

Keep your son off the streets and you could be rich with the next election.

BTW, I learned that shit by NOT watching Rock Love whatever, but by watching Steve Colbert instead. My IQ is SO fucking high right now.

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Rachel January 21, 2009 at 10:44 am

The likeness is uncanny. My boy exclaimed: “He has the same jacket as me!!!”

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Scary Mommy January 21, 2009 at 11:14 am

What an amazing day of firsts. 🙂

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Kirsten January 21, 2009 at 11:41 am

Heather’s comment was almost better than your post.

Your son sure has come a long way. Take that art teachers!

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the mama bird diaries January 21, 2009 at 11:42 am

you have kids?

that is very impressive. I like his patriotic spirit.

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peajaye January 21, 2009 at 11:56 am

something you should know, marinka, and i don’t like being the one to tell you. but it is highly unlikely your son will be gay. sorry. if he had asked about eyelashes, maybe. but it is looking like he will turn out to be a deal maker (see your blog on his bargaining skills v. husbandrinka) with an artistic flair. the women will love him; the het-men, admire him; the lesbos, play hoops w/him; the bi-curious will be bi-curious about him, but the gays will secretly hate him. he encroaches on too much of our territory w/o being one of us. sorry. but nature is a cruel master.

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StatMama January 21, 2009 at 12:20 pm

Nice portrait!!!

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Domestic Goddess (In Training) January 21, 2009 at 12:25 pm

I think if Mr. Obama goes so far as to show up on money some day, your son’s pic should be the image. I love it!

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Maura January 21, 2009 at 12:30 pm

That is so great in so many ways! 🙂

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Debbie January 21, 2009 at 1:22 pm

A lovely likeness. Maybe your son could be the official White House sketcher.

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Heather January 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm

What a little artistinka you have!

Oh that is funny it reads arti-stinka that is not what I meant to say – just meant to say he is an artist and was trying to be funny with the inka’s. This is going nowhere is it?

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blognut January 21, 2009 at 1:39 pm

Awesome drawing. At first I thought it was the real thing!

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Ann's Rants January 21, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Lookee! Barak Obinka!

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HoodChick January 21, 2009 at 3:35 pm

Great drawing! Maybe I could commission him to draw a portrait of me for my blog photo?

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ms. changes pants while driving January 21, 2009 at 3:43 pm

he has the ears right 😉

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Vodka Mom January 21, 2009 at 4:14 pm

I LOVE it!! It’s Dr. King. I mean President Obama…….

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anymommy January 21, 2009 at 6:00 pm

Ann’s Rants – I don’t know, that’s good, I can’t stop laughing.

Beautiful artwork as well, of course.

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iMommy January 21, 2009 at 8:40 pm

He drew a nose?

That honor may possibly surpass the honor of becoming President.

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Tooj January 21, 2009 at 8:43 pm

Just beautiful. I bet you could solicit that to be hung in the White House.

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TMCPhoto January 21, 2009 at 9:09 pm

Kids art is the BEST! who can blame him for catching and wanting to act on that excitement.

I’ve left you a little something on my Blog, hope you like it

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King of New York Hacks January 22, 2009 at 12:01 am

ummmmmm….can he do a Sara
Palin for me ?? 😉

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Lana January 22, 2009 at 12:34 am

That’s a pretty impressive nose for a first timer!

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Threeboys1mommy January 22, 2009 at 1:57 am

I’d love to see his rendition of Superdaddy! I hope he has a pale yellowish marker.

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Jeanne January 22, 2009 at 4:38 am

As I watched the ceremony Tuesday, I was thinking how great it is to have a president whose ears stick out (like mine). I hadn’t even thought about the nose angle….

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Cindy January 22, 2009 at 5:40 am

What an awesome pic…put it on his website, I bet your son would get a letter from him 🙂

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Sophie, Inzaburbs January 22, 2009 at 2:59 pm

I was just thinking Obama had gained some weight around the face.
And a damn good job of rendering the First Nose!

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