100 SHOES for MENTAL HEALTH
Peggie gives back
During the past few years, Peggie has been thankful for her art practice; it has allowed her to focus on something productive instead of lockdowns, masks and vaccine passports.
Her art has been and IS her “therapy” and saving grace!
Having had difficult times in the past, Peggie has learned coping strategies to deal with the twists and turns of living. One of those strategies is to paint and she has now been painting for over 10 years.
In the middle of this different and stressful time, Peggie has a desire to give back to people that may not have yet developed sufficient “coping” skills and, to bring about an awareness of the need for Mental Health assistance and coping strategies…like Painting! Dance! Exercise! Writing! We can handle most things if we have an outlet, a way to cope.
With all this in mind, Peggie has started a project “100 Shoes for Mental Health” which has her borrowing an eclectic collection of shoes from many different people and then painting those shoes.
"Before you judge a man, walk a mile in his shoes."
In effect, it is a reminder to practice empathy, today and everyday.
People are struggling with segregration, lonliness and fear…
and need help finding a way to stay mentally well.
You can help Peggie by:
* lending shoes (with a story) for Peggie to paint
*Donating to Canadian Mental Health Association on behalf of Peggie’s Shoe Project
*Buying a finished painting
*Collaborating with Peggie and hosting the final show and sale event!
10% of the sale proceeds donated to Mental Health!