All of this brings me to my point. It is too bad that we, as adults, loose that sense of freedom of expression. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could continue to create with that kind of confidence, spontaneity, and imagination, not worrying about the right or wrong way to do something. Children don't think about critiquing their work. They paint freely and with confidence and pleasure. Spontaneity, imagination, play, experimentation, and a lack of inhibitions are all desirable components for creating artwork. That is true for anyone, adult or child.
As artists, we don't want to go back to childhood, but it would be nice to create with "wild abandon" like a child. Enjoy the process. Be spontaneous and confident and have fun!