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     January 6, 2020      #19-6 sdj
 
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Painting a colorful future 

Pintar un futuro colorido

When people watch Jessica Carter paint, they see an eccentric, bubbly artist turning plain white walls into a colorful masterpiece.

But that isn’t all they are witnessing. They don’t know it, but they are watching Carter’s therapy. They are watching a domestic violence survivor overcome her trauma. They are watching a 35-year-old single mother of three children — including one who has autism — in a rhythm. They are watching an Army veteran give back to fellow soldiers and animal care organizations.

They are watching Carter paint a colorful present and future over a darker past.

When people watch Jessica Carter paint, they see an eccentric, bubbly artist turning plain white walls into a colorful masterpiece.

But that isn’t all they are witnessing. They don’t know it, but they are watching Carter’s therapy. They are watching a domestic violence survivor overcome her trauma. They are watching a 35-year-old single mother of three children — including one who has autism — in a rhythm. They are watching an Army veteran give back to fellow soldiers and animal care organizations.

They are watching Carter paint a colorful present and future over a darker past.

Cuando la gente ve pintar a Jessica Carter, ven a un artista excéntrico y burbujeante que convierte paredes blancas en una obra maestra colorida.

Pero eso no es todo lo que están presenciando. No lo saben, pero están viendo la terapia de Carter. Están viendo a una sobreviviente de violencia doméstica superar su trauma. Están observando a una madre soltera de tres hijos de 35 años, incluida una que tiene autismo, en un ritmo. Están viendo a un veterano del Ejército devolver a sus compañeros soldados y organizaciones de cuidado de animales.

Están viendo a Carter pintar ...

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