LESSONS FROM THE MOVE: Transition is a Hard Place to Live

I keep forgetting to let you know about my Fine Art Views articles! Today’s post is available here.

Takeaway: Change is hard, being in the middle of change sucks. Unless you embrace it and find the blessings. My favorite quote so far: “Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace within the storm.”


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.

2 thoughts on “LESSONS FROM THE MOVE: Transition is a Hard Place to Live”

  1. I am loving following your progress as you prepare to move into your new life in California; I can so relate to it all. I am from New England and now the very northern part of New York. My husband and I are trying to implement our decision to move to Florida and it seems like a daunting task, particularly to my husband. We have thoroughly done our research as you have and always get those irritating questions suggesting that we did not do our research and have no clue as to what we are doing. We always hear “Do you have any idea what it is like to be in Florida during the summer?” I always respond, “Do you have any idea what it is like to spend seven months of severe winter weather indoors?” I can say that our art will create our own comfortable environment. The last few years we have spent a few months in various places and each time, I have been able to find my own niche with other artists so that I can feel grounded. And, I’m sure it will happen to you as well, Luanne. You just have to stay focused on your original goal and not let others discourage you; you are right in that those are their issues. Yes, you will leave a lot behind, but all that space is being freed up for your new life will be filled with new adventures and explorations and you will grow from it both personally and artistically. Good luck to you on your adventure!


    1. Susan, thank you so much for your words of encouragement! Someone else who wrote me privately echoed some of your observations, saying that such “reboots” can be good for the body, the mind and the soul. As hard as it is to cull through our belongings, I can already sense that this is a good life exercise, and we will emerge the better for it–eventually! :^D


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