GOOD ENOUGH: More Lessons from “The Move”

Here’s my column for today at at Fine Art Views column, on being “good enough.”

Too, too often, waiting for doing it “the right way”, “the best way”, “the perfect way”, “the professional way”, results in just “not doing it at all.” Don’t let your desire for perfection hold you back. Do what you can. When you can do better, then do better. Yes, some things deserve your best. But you’d be surprised how many things simply need “pretty good” or even just “okay”. […]

And here’s the subject of the column, the 1930’s faux cheetah-skin sofa that resides in my art studio.

Can you spot the patches? (How about the dog?) (How about the second dog?)
Can you spot the patches? (How about the dog?) (How about the second dog?)

Author: Luann Udell

I find it just as important to write about my art as to make it. I am fascinated by stories. You can tell when people are speaking their truth--their eyes light up, their voices become strong, their entire body posture becomes powerful and upright. I love it when people get to this place in their work, their relationships, their art. As I work from this powerful place in MY heart, I share this process with others--so they have a strong place to stand, too. Because the world needs our beautiful art. All of it we can make, as fast as we can! Whether it's a bowl, a painting, a song, a garden, a story, if it makes our world a better place, we need to do everything in our power to get it out there.

4 thoughts on “GOOD ENOUGH: More Lessons from “The Move””

  1. I did much the same for a Victorian woven string rocker my ex-husband’s cat scratched badly. It didn’t turn out as well as yours. I need to pull it out of storage and re-think it.
    I ate Ramen for a month to be able to afford it and loved it too much to leave it behind (wrecked as it is) when we moved to Colorado.
    Thanks for the reminder to just do what needs to be done and not wait for the “perfect” whatever.

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