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My portrait today was inspired by the first lady Michelle Obama’s speech on “May 20, 2011":

Her words, specifically when she said “As I’ve seen in my own life and heard from troops all across this world, your family will be your rock, whether they’re right next to you or across an ocean…And no matter where your career takes you, your families will be there right alongside you…Because our force is a force of families.

‘…And just as our troops need your leadership and support, their families do as well, because they sacrifice and serve this nation right alongside anyone who wears our uniform.

She spoke of many important aspects of our war, many important sacrifices and she spoke to the graduating cadets to remember, “…that family has always been a centerpiece of our American story. I want you to remember that this country and all of its citizens stand ready to serve you and your families.”

So instead of being cynical I choose to be optimistic, I choose to stand by my leader, by my President and the first lady’s speech which inspired me today. I do believe in her words and I do believe that family is the centerpiece of my story.

I saw sincerity when she spoke. I made her portrait filled with emotion today.

I created many versions of her portrait today trying to capture exactly what I saw, what I felt and this is just one of those that I created today.


cara schingeck, our war, tribute, honor, military families, portrait, concept, feminist art, our community, global issues, women, women issues


  • abigcat
    abigcatabout 3 years ago

    yes, family comes across loud and clear in your work :-))

  • I’m glad to know that I have made my point about how family is important to me to others, I know that my family already realize this so thank you for taking the time to let me know for yourself ;-)

    – Cara Schingeck

  • titus
    titusabout 3 years ago
  • Thank you for featuring my work

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    rocamiadesignabout 3 years ago

    Thank you for adding your work to The Best of RedBubble!

  • thomasoo
    thomasooabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations: 6/2/2011
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  • Thank you

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    DeborahZaragozaalmost 3 years ago

    Wonderful Image! Early Evening Features White on White 09/26/2011
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