When my kids were in elementary school they had an art teacher who constantly put them down. When they would come home saying that their teacher criticized them for not copying her work perfectly it broke my heart. I still wonder if she understood the concept of art and how her behavior would impact young children. Completely took the joy out of expressing themselves artistically. So, with all my might, I have tried hard to erase the damage she had done and show them how art is personal, can bring so much joy, and not everyone will have the same taste or vision. This is where I tie in the fact that they enjoy certain video games that I don't (only Mario for me), and that is ok. Always a go to example.
As I get closer to finding my artistic niche, I find more peace and joy in diving into the creative process. This time around...it's full steam ahead and there is no looking back.