I was quite amazed to learn that there are some people in the world who are called, “Art Therapists.!”
Well, in a way for me, art therapy has been life long and with pen and paper and paints or whatever materials are available, was much cheaper and something I could do because at the time it was affordable.
We are all born with gifts and you cant say any one with a gift is any better than another, art competitions are merely suggestive. It all depends on the disposition of the people judging.
Creative people build inventions, this in turn gets people to create marvellous and new things..
To me, art is not able paper, it is something tangible that can be used. It is a means of trial and error, mostly trials- some work and others don’t..Skill is grown applied knowledge.
I felt a lot better being allowed to try different materials to get artistic results.Art expands your world.
The thumbnail shows a Duckling born in 2020, a duck with a difference..Most have to learn survival skills very early. Done in coloured pencils.