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Ball point pen on newsprint superimposed over engraved invitation

My heart skipped a beat when I saw a big cream colored envelope in the mail containing a very impressive 8.5" x 11" engraved invitation requesting the honor of my presence to attend and participate in the Inauguration of Barack H. Obama. I later found that one million commemorative Invitation were printed and mailed to supporters. I'm sorry to report this only invites me to the public events and is not a ticket. Even though I will be watching the speech from my home I'm proud of the work that I did on behalf of our New President and proud of the American people. I plan on framing this invitation (don't worry, I didn't draw on it).

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8 Comments
  1. Brendan Kelly
    January 20, 2009 -

    Larry, I love what you did. That is exciting. Looks like you're one in a million (I'm sorry, I couldn't resist). I'll be plugged in at work to this historical event in the making. What a great day to be an American! Peace, Brendan

  2. January 20, 2009 -

    Beautiful - they should have had you do the art for the invitation, Larry - what an gorgeous frameable commemorative piece that would have been. Well done and Congrats, America! :^)

  3. Alyssa
    January 20, 2009 -

    Nice sketch today Dad. I fortunately got to see the speech live today when my professor let us leave class early. I quickly ran over to the Student Center where a bunch of students gathered around the screen to watch Obama. A college campus, full of excited young people, is a great place to be today. I won't forget it. I told you that invitation wasn't exclusive...

  4. January 20, 2009 -

    For a brief moment I thought that it was an invitation. I'm grateful that I have a family to remind me that I'm not that special... fortunately, today you don't need an invitation to feel like a part of something special.

  5. viv
    January 20, 2009 -

    One good thing deserves the other. Go ahead Larry...draw on it. You capture history !

  6. Uncle John
    January 20, 2009 -

    It makes me smile when I realize how happy and proud you are today. I also had the realization that politics has past on to the next generation. I hope what is left of the old won't get in the way. Cheney leaving in a wheelchair kind of said it best. Out with the old and in with the new. Here's to the new!

  7. Pat D
    January 20, 2009 -

    Larry, A very thoughtful response to a very thoughtful supporter! Pat

  8. January 27, 2009 -

    This piece fits perfect.