a fine art

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama helps paint a mural with students at the site of a USAID project called ¡Supérate! in San Salvador, El Salvador, March 22. The first lady and her daughters helped 30 ¡Supérate! students complete their community service project by painting a mural to decorate the center’s health clinic which will open next month.

Earlier in the day:

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama and her El Salvadoran counterpart Vanda Pignato unveil a plaque during a visit to Ciudad Mujer Center in San Salvador. Ciudad Mujer is support center for single mothers.

29 Responses to “a fine art”

  1. 1 CTGirl
    March 22, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Look at our FL!!! 47 you say?

  2. 4 P
    March 22, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I wanna paint too!!! Can I join in?? 🙂

  3. 5 Me4obama
    March 22, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    This is really for the history books. Good job FLOTUS for showing the world how it’s done.

  4. 6 HZ
    March 22, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I love our FLOTUS. What an example for the world. Thank you FLOTUS and First Daughters!! We appreciate you all so very much!!

  5. 7 Kelly
    March 22, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Only our amazing FLOTUS Obama would get down on the ground like that. I love her.

  6. 8 Jessica
    March 22, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    This trip is better than the July 2009 to Russia, Italy, and Ghana and the national parks trip in August. Love the activities and the dresses/skirts on the Obama ladies.

    • 9 Theo67
      March 22, 2011 at 10:42 pm

      My favorite was the very first European tour – but this one is a second favorite. Especially given the craziness back home, and the way the family just seems to be having a blast.

    • 10 Kelly
      March 22, 2011 at 10:57 pm

      I agree this trip was wonderful but nothing will ever touch my heart like seeing our first family walking through the Cape Coast Castle in Ghana. The full circle of that moment, America;s first black first family, not so much for POTUS (even tho I am sure that experience must have been emotional for him) but for the FLOTUS and the girls (direct descendants of slaves who most likely where shackled and left in the confines of that same space for days, months, then thrown onto those disgusting slave trader ships) I will never forget those images. *brb tearing up right now*

  7. 12 Shirley
    March 22, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    “YEAH”, and me too. Good old American Black History. I love It 🙂

  8. 13 anniebella
    March 22, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    She isn’t afraid to interact with the people, to become one of them, specially the little kids. And that’s what I love about her. We have a special First Lady, who it’s true she is not like any other. She’s a treasure. Bless you Michelle Obama and your husband and children, your entire family.

  9. 14 anar
    March 22, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    This woman is glowing with health. Healthy, calm inner world and beautiful healthy body. She is such an inspiration to me. Just look at her! Look at her beautiful family! I feel so lucky to be able to see them earlier in my life as a young professional so I can learn from them.

    • 15 V C prezOfan2
      March 22, 2011 at 10:49 pm

      Lucky you to have youth in your favour, though I am learning too. My learning is more in the area of personal interaction and leading with insight and in partnership. Lord, these two are an all around inspiration!

  10. March 22, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I was so pleased to see Sacha helping to paint and then I spotted Malia! How wonderful of them to be included in that visit and in the painting with the kids and their mother, our wonderful First Lady.

    They will for sure grow up to be activists of some kind, political or not. They’ll be women of the world, for the world.

  11. 17 HZ
    March 22, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Chipsticks, I just want to express my appreciation and deep gratitude to you for all that you have worked so hard to share with all of us here about this wonderful trip with our First Family. You have made the excitement of seeing our President working and meeting with people during this great visit to spread hope and peace throughout the world. You have also given us the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful parts of these three countries and the beautiful people who are interacting with our First Family. You made me so proud to be an American who is taking this wonderful journey alongside of our brilliant President and my brilliant and respectful friends here on this site. Thanks so much for your dedicated hard work on this site.

  12. 21 Proud of Obama
    March 22, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Our first lady is sooooooooooo gorgeous. And I gotta say the first lady of El Salvador has got a banging body as well. Gawd, I gotta get off my duff and get to the gym. 🙂

  13. 22 EDP4BHO
    March 22, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    I’m especially loving the receptions given by just the ordinary folk in these countries. Do we ever do anything like that here when dignitaries visit?

  14. 23 George80
    March 23, 2011 at 12:22 am

    Love, Love, Love this site! I visit regularly during the day. I wish everyone in this country could see these pictures. I’ve corrected people a couple of times this week who claim the family is on “vacation”.

    • 24 Eleroy
      March 23, 2011 at 2:40 am

      I know what you mean. Yesterday on the Randi Rhodes show this woman called in ranting and raving about the President taking his family on a business trip!!! She was angrier about what she called his “entourage” and was mad that the “god parents” were on the trip!!! LOL!!!

      So many smart and articulate callers countered her including this guy who calmly said that he is sure the Brazilians, Chileans and Salvadorans would actually have thought it odd if the President had showed up alone and without his family!!! Another caller talked about soft diplomacy and how Mrs Obama had played a different but very effective role in this regard!!!

  15. 25 Michele
    March 23, 2011 at 3:32 am

    Eleroy, I heard Rhandi yesterday myself and I’m glad this community listens to her.. Rhandi was so mad at the people who were pissed that the President loves his family…. People I pay to hear Rhandi Rhodes and its worth every penny…

  16. 27 anniebella
    March 23, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Who is Randi Rhodes? I would like to listen to her.

  17. 28 anniebella
    March 23, 2011 at 4:34 am

    Eleroy, that’s the same old ploy from those Republicans-Tea Party folks. When Laura and the twins went anywhere with G.W., nothing was said from people like that. But Obama could take his family cross the street with him and they would have a darn fit.

  18. 29 lisa
    March 23, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Ok, this woman is killing me!!!! If I just had an ounce or two of her drive, warmth, kindnest, intelligence, then I’d consider myself set for life.

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