The Germans say, "mit einem lachenden und einem weinenden Auge."
And this means something like "with a twinkle in one eye and a tear in the other."
This has been a hard move. And every day my heart has been touched by one of my beloved friends or neighbors showing up with a trailer for us to haul crap away or a wheelbarrow full of toys for our son to play with.
As the moving truck drove away, I realized we no longer had a can opener or sheets. Out came the neighborhood with pillows, linens, kitchen supplies and dryer racks for our laundry. It was like the old story about Stone Soup.
I love these people and have come to realize that it's the first time in many years that I've felt that I'm truly a part of a community.
In the middle of it all I did manage to get quite a bit of work done. Dang. I even amaze myself sometimes. Two of the large boards I worked on are self portraits. I made my German Heart and my American Heart. They are mixed media, spray painted and collaged with big holes drilled into them for lacing ribbon. Here's the German version for you, so take a wild guess as to what's coming up for Saturday's post! The originals are going to be on exhibit in Nuremburg soon, and I will share more about that later.
In real life this board is actually square. I have no idea why this photo is so warped looking. While in transition, nothing is perfect.