Wyatt's Musings

Broken Oil Pump

Jan 22, 2020 | The other day my car was being repaired. I had it in the shop for an oil pump problem. I don’t know. It’s a twenty-two year old Jeep Cherokee with crank windows. Nothing fancy and that’s what I like about it. It was cold that morning so I put on my insulated boots with warm packs placed in each toe like..

Observation

January 20, 2020 | Just read this in The Art Spirit by Robert Henri.

“There is weakness in pretending to know more than you know or in stating less than you know.”

Of course, he was talking about painting.


Gratitude & Purpose

Dec 22, 2019 | This time of the year, I’m usually running around trying to finish something for someone else’s Christmas and I don’t have as much time to reflect. It’s a shame, because of all times of the year, this should be the most important time for that.
This year, more things were done on time and I have a little breathing room. So, I'm going to breathe.
I am grateful. For me, it is an acknowledgment of the things that are good. With gratitude many of the good things become great. Without gratitude, a...


Quitting

Oct 28, 2020 | Not quitting is an under-appreciated quality. If there is something you really know you need to do, don’t quit.


Connecting

 

Oct 15, 2019 | There is a lure to the ways of Italy. It’s an old place and they have been doing this for a long time. We are new and have things to learn from them. When I am there, I paint. It’s a diary of feelings and experience. It’s hard to say what it is I learn from painting. It’s like dancing about architecture. Perhaps we paint because there are no words for it. When I am painting, people will walk up and offer comments in Italian that...