At a child-friendly heritage trail event, my little girl was given by the artist one of her superb creations–Go Walkeez dogs–to encourage her walking (she was on a long, tough road to recovery after a medical procedure), her confidence and her sense of play! We named the toy art dog ‘Peachy’. That day I will remember for ever and will never forget her kind gesture!
I chose the story Peachy as I was drawn to the heart-warming effect that the simple act of giving had on another person, especially a child who had been recently challenged with medical issues. Receiving a Go Walkeez Dog whilst attending a heritage trail had an uplifting effect on the young girl for it made the whole experience much more exciting. As a mother myself, I know the gratitude I would have felt if that child had been mine, to see her so happy and engaged with the activity.
Helen Oghenegweke is a fine artist and illustrator living in Norwich. She is currently working on a series of mixed media paintings, which includes acrylic paint, charcoal and gold leaf. Her inspiration derives from animals, idioms and proverbs, spirituality, desires for a better world and mental health.