Last Sunday morning I few into the Munich airport. I shared the rear of a big jet plane from out of Chicago with about 35 children from the Ukraine. Sergio sitting next to me could not have been more than five years old and his sister Maria told me she was nine years old, English being just one of three languages she was fluent in.
I did a little drawing of Maria on the back side of one of my German language flash cards I had with me bundled with a rubber band. (One of my humble attempts to learn this language that has seems to mostly come from the deep back of my throat.)
Making art comes up from a deep place in the back of my heart. It is one of the most powerful ways I have to connect with people. It is also a direct way to connect with a place which is exactly what I am doing during this current tour in Germany. I am building a more meaningful connection here with every painting I make