A child's face, they are doing, when a set of pencils or tubes of paint are lying around, they will make magic happen. Maybe not anything worth hanging on the fridge but still “magic” in their own right. We have a lot to learn from children. We say that because the arts are a form of healing and the most magical thing. If drawing and painting is not your cup of tea, then find another flavor. Dance, poetry, design, and anything else that you can imagine. In doing so, we are in the moment, we heal the mind, body and soul just by tapping into the things we love. Pick up a pen and write, a brush and paint, your needle and sew, whatever it takes to express yourself.
The benefits of allowing oneself to be creative. We become better problem solvers, connect with our communities and ourselves, practice freedom and relieve ourselves of stress. All the things that make us shine as we move through this life. People, just like these very talented Caribbean artists, have come to the world of trauma, to gain clarity or whatever their driving force may have been. Nonetheless, they are now better, and we want you to feel the same.
If you can feel the arts are your calling, explore it. You may open the doors to a new version of the world