Here is my 2012 ‘America the Beautiful is Beautiful Today’ napkin drawing.
Are you reaching for the good in yourself and your country today? No matter who you voted for, what color your skin is, who you love, how old you are, or what you have between your legs, you are just as free today to pursue your dreams as you were yesterday. No election is going to take that away from you. Pursue your dreams with passion and compassion and you will wake up 4 years from now, after another election, happier, healthier and with love in your heart. It’s up to you.
Drawing and quote by Marty Coleman, Proud American always.
Four years ago today I drew the first napkin I had drawn since my youngest daughter (at the time) had graduated from high school 4 years earlier. I drew the napkin because I couldn’t find an old napkin that said how I felt about the election of Barack Obama. I made up the quote, drew it and posted it very quickly the morning after the election. Back in that day I wasn’t on Facebook and Twitter didn’t exist. I posted it on my flickr.com site and on this blog, which I had started just at the beginning of 2008. Here is that drawing. This drawing is why I am the Napkin Dad today. I am very grateful I woke up that morning and decided to draw it.