Inktober 08 - Star & Inktober 09 - Precious
Star - I started to feel a bit homesick throughout our honeymoon in China, it started with the fried chicken, then the Mexican music and speaking in the hotel, and in the airport I heard some Americans speaking with a thick southern accent...so I did the most American thing I could think of for star. I guess it's a mix of all the things I've been thinking about back at home. And they're playing American football in Germany now 😳 (Although I've never been a football fan, but I thought Troy Aikmann was cool)
Precious - this one took a lot more time to draw but the idea came naturally. My wife and I were so happy to come home again see our little dog, to be away from the smog and big city Hussle, to eat our "normal" breakfast again. It's a strange feeling because this was the first time I came back to Germany and actually felt like I was truly at home. But the idea of "home" isn't so straightforward anymore.
The last time I went home to America I felt a bit like a stranger, my fellow Americans seemed less straightforward and more easily offended than the Germans and I found myself trying to be polite and "likeable". Germans mostly don't care about being polite (which doesn't mean they're mean lol) and I've kinda grown to like that more. Of course around my family that's not the case but almost everywhere else I noticed it.
Also, all of my childhood memories are in Texas, my family and everything that shaped my young adult life is all there, but after being in Germany for nearly 6 years I'm starting to see a future here. I can't say that about America anymore.
So yeah (another long rant to end the day) this time coming back "home" was precious.
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