An artist friend loaned to me a 2 CD set of Michell Cassou workshop. She and Stewart Cubley wrote a book that I had read moons ago called “Life, Paint and Passion”. Both the CD’s and Book talk about letting go of what you think SHOULD be putting on the canvas and letting your authentic self take over without censoring yourself. This, I believe, applies to everyone no matter what you do.
Bad self talk can be crippling. I’ve have to deal with that my whole life. After having polio at 7 and my left arm paralyzed and my mother making a big deal about it all the time I covered up my true feelings about myself but like a caterpillar coming out of a cocoon and turning into a butterfly I’ve become that authentic someone that I enjoy no matter what I do. That leaves me free to fly againt all odds. What a moment!