Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Patriotism


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.

40 Comments:

Blogger Belle said...

And a very good likeness it is too..

January 21, 2009 at 8:27 AM  
Anonymous Kristine said...

Such an artist!

January 21, 2009 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger daydreamymama said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 9:08 AM  
Blogger Carolyn...Online said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 9:38 AM  
Blogger Frau said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Heinous said...

Not too shabby. Does he do commission work?

January 21, 2009 at 10:50 AM  
Blogger Comedy Goddess said...

Looks just like him. The president I mean.

January 21, 2009 at 10:54 AM  
Blogger *Akilah Sakai* said...

Aw, that's just too sweet!

January 21, 2009 at 10:58 AM  
Blogger lisa said...

I like the sound of President Obamastein.

January 21, 2009 at 11:08 AM  
Blogger bex said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 11:13 AM  
Blogger bex said...

...Will Smith in Men in Black.

January 21, 2009 at 11:14 AM  
Blogger Irish Gumbo said...

Wow, very cool!

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

January 21, 2009 at 11:17 AM  
Blogger OHmommy said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 11:28 AM  
Blogger Pseudonymous High School Teacher said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 11:53 AM  
Blogger Heather, Queen of Shake Shake said...

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.

January 21, 2009 at 11:56 AM  
Blogger Rachel said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 12:44 PM  
Blogger Scary Mommy said...

What an amazing day of firsts. :)

January 21, 2009 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger Kirsten said...

Heather's comment was almost better than your post.

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

January 21, 2009 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger the mama bird diaries said...

you have kids?

that is very impressive. I like his patriotic spirit.

January 21, 2009 at 1:42 PM  
Anonymous peajaye said...

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.

January 21, 2009 at 1:56 PM  
Blogger StatMama said...

Nice portrait!!!

January 21, 2009 at 2:20 PM  
Blogger Domestic Goddess (In Training) said...

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!

January 21, 2009 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Maura said...

That is so great in so many ways! :-)

January 21, 2009 at 2:30 PM  
Blogger Debbie said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

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?

January 21, 2009 at 3:38 PM  
Blogger blognut said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger Ann's Rants said...

Lookee! Barak Obinka!

January 21, 2009 at 4:18 PM  
Blogger HoodChick said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 5:35 PM  
Blogger ms. changes pants while driving said...

he has the ears right ;)

January 21, 2009 at 5:43 PM  
Blogger Vodka Mom said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 6:14 PM  
Blogger anymommy said...

Ann's Rants - I don't know, that's good, I can't stop laughing.

Beautiful artwork as well, of course.

January 21, 2009 at 8:00 PM  
Blogger iMommy said...

He drew a nose?

That honor may possibly surpass the honor of becoming President.

January 21, 2009 at 10:40 PM  
Blogger Tooj said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 10:43 PM  
Blogger TMCPhoto said...

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

January 21, 2009 at 11:09 PM  
Blogger King of New York Hacks said...

ummmmmm....can he do a Sara
Palin for me ?? ;-)

January 22, 2009 at 2:01 AM  
Blogger Lana said...

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

January 22, 2009 at 2:34 AM  
Blogger Threeboys1mommy said...

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

January 22, 2009 at 3:57 AM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

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....

January 22, 2009 at 6:38 AM  
Blogger Cindy said...

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

January 22, 2009 at 7:40 AM  
Anonymous Sophie, Inzaburbs said...

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

January 22, 2009 at 4:59 PM  

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