Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Celebrating Celiac Awareness Month



10 years ago when I found that wheat (gluten) was a migraines trigger through an elimination diet - celiac was unknown to me, my circle of family and friends, and sadly even to my nutritionist. So I removed most of the gluten and thought I was covered.  Unfortunately, I was wrong.

Flash forward - I am now 2 years completely gluten-free and feel better than I ever imagined. I am thrilled that gluten-free products are becoming more and more mainstream; that chefs and restaurants are preparing safe food for us; and that celiac disease is not longer an unknown, though we have a long way to go. But, it is great to no longer be the one following some 'crazy alternative diet.'

So in celebration of Celiac Awareness Month and doing my part to raise awareness (it also happens to be my birthday month) I am giving away a gluten-free 5x7 print, of the winner's choice, so they can make a statement in their GF kitchen. Or win it for a friend or family member to show them your support and encouragement.

To enter leave a comment below telling me which print you would choose from the GF prints in my etsy shop Erin Go Paint.  You can enter multiple times every time you tweet  ---  
Win a #GF print by @gfillustrator for your gluten-free kitchen at  http://tinyurl.com/273cy2l  

When we reach 50 comments a winner will be chosen by random. If there is still time in May when we reach 50, I will have a second giveaway.

Keep building awareness and understanding!


29 comments:

cherie said...

So hard to choose! I have your shop bookmarked and keep visiting it. Eventually I'd like one of each. lol.

But for now... probably this one!
http://www.etsy.com/listing/31468643/gluten-free-art-cupcakes-and-coffee

So cute! :)

- Cherie (BeyondtheWheat)

Lia said...

Love your artwork!

This one is definitely me favorite: http://www.etsy.com/listing/31468643/gluten-free-art-cupcakes-and-coffee

erin rogers pickering said...

Thanks ladies!
I love to see which ones people are drawn to. (excuse the pun!)
~erin

Roy Pickering said...

I dig them all, but Artisan Baker the most http://www.etsy.com/listing/46271431/artisan-baker-gluten-free-bread-basket?ref=em

Keeping my fingers crossed.

Christopher And Tia said...

I've been gluten free just about 3 years now, and life has taken on a new meaning completely.

You know I love your shop :) I don't think I could pick just one. I do like the one that I featured on my blog, but really, I love them all. The apple illustration in this post would match my fruit themed kitchen perfectly. I'm thinking about doing a sweets related tattoo sleeve when I'm done having kids, with "gluten free" tied around the wrist. We'll see!

Christopher And Tia said...

aaaand I tweeted :)

erin rogers pickering said...

Tia - thanks for the comment and the tweet! you made me smile this morning!! :-)

Deanna said...

I'm loving those flowers. I'd love to be able to call myself an "artisan baker" but I don't think I can quite get away with that yet. :)

Aubree said...

The prints are all beautiful. I like the "Naturally Gluten Free" the best though because that's how I try to live. And I love pears! :)

~Aubree Cherie

April M said...

What beautiful art! I just re-decorated my kitchen in gold and dark red. I think this print would look perfect in the room! http://www.etsy.com/listing/45454120/gluten-free-art-black-eye-susans

Meggie B said...

I would take the print with the apples on it, I love it! Gluten free for 7 years!

Jenna said...

If I had to choose one (which was hard) I would choose "Cupcakes and Cappuccino Print"!

Mike Wolpert said...

Great idea and super-great painting! Thanks :-)
I love the apples, just delicious fun!
Cheers! Mike Wolpert (www.LotusFoods.com)

newfoundceliac@yahoo.com said...

I love the Artisan Baker print the most. I am recently diagnosed with CD (Feb.12,'10). But, I have always been a big foodie.

newfoundceliac@yahoo.com said...

I tweeted today!!!

celiacinthecity said...

Great gallery and giveaway!

My pick:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/46759237/gluten-free-art-black-eye-susans

THANKS!

erin rogers pickering said...

thanks for all the comments!

newfoundceliac said...

I tweeted about your giveaway today!
@newfoundceliac

newfoundceliac said...

I tweeted today!!!
@newfoundceliac

newfoundceliac said...

I tweeted today!!
@newfoundceliac

melissadavlin said...

Love love love the black-eye susans!

I am Lenore. said...

Everything is super cute... I'd love the Cupcakes and Coffee prints, any of the series. My fiance and I are just getting our gluten free bakery started in the cafe we both work at, so it's perfect!

newfoundceliac said...

I tweeted today!!!
@newfoundceliac

denise said...

I could design a whole room around the zebra one :)

rebeccashapiroart said...

I love your blog...just found you. I'm another GF artist - although I paint flowers and plants. Wonderful work you do! I love the pears...the shape makes me happy.

Lindsay said...

FUN! I love the ones with the sweets! The "Cupcakes and Coffee" match my Gluten and Corn-free kitchen VERY nicely!

newfoundceliac said...

I tweeted today!!!
@newfoundceliac

newfoundceliac said...

I tweeted today!!! @newfoundceliac

newfoundceliac said...

I tweeted today!
@newfoundceliac