Multitasking as a Virtue

I always feel like I should finish something before moving onto the next thing, but though I feel that way, I rarely heed the feelings.  My life is fraught with interruption.  Moreover, so many of the studies tell us these days that women are the multitaskers — that nature endowed us with great juggling skills due to the fact that our kids would be constantly interrupting us from any task upon which we might seem to be too focused.

Well, why fight Mother Nature?  Indeed, I find that by doing many things I get more done.  Even allowing for various projects I intend to complete but alas didn’t, I still get more done overall by being often busy.  I’ve decided to consider it a virtue.  Let the men aim their minds with laser intention.  Me, I’m livin’ large.

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Girls’ Nite Out

After Renoir it’s hard to find more beauty and spontaneity in a female face.  I made drawings after various famous guys, as well as a few of my own, and decided to assemble some of these gals together in one place.  Pencil or pen, detailed or spare, there’s a million ways to shape a face.

after Bonnard

the kid’s doll with attitude

after Ingres

me, myself and I

the kid

imaginary me

sultry exercise face from a drawing book

and (after) Ingre’s bright eyed gal….

A Woman Reading

“Why are we reading if not in hope that the writer will magnify and dramatize our days, will illuminate and inspire us with wisdom, courage and the possibility of meaningfulness, and will press upon our minds the deepest mysteries, so we may feel again their majesty and power?”

— Annie Dillard, The Writing Life

[Top of the post:  Drawing of a Woman Reading, by Aletha Kuschan, graphite]