This is so. True. I’ve noticed this in my own work. I’ve noticed this in others work, and doubt does totally destroy creativity. So often I hear people say “I can’t do it. I’m not artistic…” (or in the case of my toddler, “You do it, mom!”). All I want to do is shake them and say, “Everyone is creative! Stop doubting yourself!” Seriously y’all, don’t doubt what you can do. You are so amazing and unique.
“The artist is not a special kind of person; rather each person is a special kind of artist.” Amanda Coomaraswamy
Take confidence in what you do. If it doesn’t look like everyone else’s, congratulations! You have personal style! That is SO HARD for artist. I’ve worked for years trying to discover my own personal style. Color with the whole box of crayons if you haven’t found what you’re good at yet. I’ve said it once, and I will say it again only YOU can do you best. Let go of any and all expectations of what an artist is and let your pen soar…or paintbrush…you know whatever you use.