I need to get rid of my fear surrounding my art. I am so scared of being labelled a copycat, or having copyright issues, or not having my own style that it's stopping me from just creating.
I need to paint/draw/create for myself. Who cares if it looks similar to something I found on Pinterest the other night? At least I had fun making it! Besides, isn't that how all the best artists learn?
I also need to stop being afraid of making things not realistic. I keep telling myself that art is art....something I like, others won't, so it doesn't need to be perfect. I tend to be drawn to abstract, whimsical, weird and wonderful art. Others around me prefer landscapes or portraits, or realism. Everyone is different.
I just need to LET GO and paint, let it flow, do what I want and see what the results are. Stop worrying, and stop trying so hard.