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As human beings we have all been living an unprecedented collective experience, that changed us deeply. There are different possible paths to deal with this pain and the marks itwill leave. A great artist and art therapist proposes us the path of happiness. A happiness to be found in hugs, in creativity, in nature, in our ability to still remain close to each other.


Arianna Papini is a writer, an artist, a teacher and an art therapist. She has written and illustrated 150 books and her works are published all over the world. In 2018 she won the Andersen Prize for Best Illustrator, as a recognition to her career. She teaches art and illustration at national and international schools, including the Isia in Urbino, the Academy of Fine Arts in Naples and the International School of Illustration in Sàrmede.