Ok so art therapy certainly served a purpose at the time, but honestly some art therapists take crazy to the next level by analyzing and reading stuff into people's artwork :-).
I'm not really one to ponder the meaning behind a painting, I just know that some paintings I enjoy looking at, others I just don't. And I know I'll moan and groan when I get orders like this one, "Barbie Mariposa (Barbie as a butterfly), lots of sparkles, lots of pink". But I also know that it will make a 6 year old girl very happy and that's all that matters. (This may or may not be the final product, it all depends on what my kids say when they see it :)).