12×16 original pastel on La Carte paper, $350, framed, plus shipping
There is something about a beach that requires full concentration and attention. No multitasking allowed on that sand playground. I like that idea…full fledged absorption into a task, whether it is building a sandcastle, burying a friend and his wiggling toes or making a river that extends from the water source. I find myself multitasking throughout my entire day. I talk on the phone, check my e-mail, clean the bathroom, organize shelves…all at the same time. Multitasking is killing me. My brain is jumpy. I think I may have misplaced some of it. The only problem is that I don’t do anything very well. This painting reminds me of what life is about. I would like my life simpler, more purposeful and healthier.