This is something that trips me up at times.
I remember when I was in college, all of my art class critiques would make me so nervous and stressed that I could not create freely! I would worry about what my art was "supposed" to look like or if certain professors would approve and whether my peers would understand. It made me almost frozen in my creativity.
I had a painting professor who agreed to allow me to take an advanced painting class as an independent study course. This was awesome because I would create about 7 paintings and bring them to her for her guidance and ideas. She began to encourage me to create based on my journal, sketches and experiences. She helped me to see that my style of painting told a story and that my story was something unique and special! I began to paint without fear and I began to feel free again.
God used that time in my life to teach me that He created me uniquely and with passions and creativity to worship and celebrate Him! That's where the "Specs & Wings" painting originated. I drew myself just as I was....unique in style and freely expressive in my Lord!
Sometimes fear creeps back in, but I know that my God has made me and it is Him that want to worship with my creative life, without worry or fear! He is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. I know my confidence is sure in Him! What about you? Do you ever struggle with fear in your creativity? How do you handle it?