It takes a lot of courage to do your own thing and to make your artwork available for the world to see. In the beginning fear gets in your way; worries about what others might think, about not being good or talented enough. When it comes to sharing a passion like painting I've come to the conclusion that it is not about being the best (because there is always going to be many others with better technique, more experience, with diplomas from the best schools etc), it is about finding your way of expressing yourself! Let your individuality speak, pour your heart into what you do, be yourself and let your work reflect what you stand for - that should be more than enough for everyone of us.
I've blown a flower and made a wish and now I am able to share the outcome with you :)