I believe we are all born with the gifts of self-expression. We are quickly told that we are not good enough, that what we say/do/sing is not appropriate or welcome. To behave, keep quiet, conform, put others (adults) before our childish selves. Few children can sustain their expressive urges in the face of such criticism and I think that they are the ones we call ‘gifted’
The point is that other children can be shown that way of experiencing the world and can learn to express themselves as well, if not better than, some gifted children. There is no good reason why everyone should not be able to use some form of creative expression to enhance their experience of life and find personal joy and satisfaction. Having a more rounded approach helps us to find innovative and original solutions to problems, whatever they are.
Learning to draw is such a simple, and effective, way of feeling more connected to life.