Friday, August 17, 2012

Gluten-Free Dream Come True!

Recently I was talking with a friend about nightmares and stress dreams. And that now any and all of our stress dreams manifest as gluten nightmares.  Always the gluten.  
No matter the source of the stress.
Like eating something we shouldn't, and the ensuing panic, waking petrified and shaken.  Wondering if it was real. When I was being down-sized from my job I had terrible gluten nightmares - with anounomous people shoving gluten food down my throat as I walked down the street.  (Hmmm, there is a story for another day).

But today it is a truly happy dream.  
I am thrilled to announce that my Gluten-Free dream has really come true!
I will be illustrating food.
Gluten-free food.
For a Gluten Free Magazine.
For the fantastically, spectacular new Gluten-Free magazine... Simply Gluten Free!!! 

Three of my passions have come together in this wonderful place, and it blows my mind.  I keep pinching myself to be sure it is real.  
The premier issue of Simply Gluten Free Magazine will be Nov/Dec, perfect timing for your holiday preparations.  You can find more information on the magazine here: Simply Gluten Free Magazine, and Carol Kicinsk of Simply Gluten Free, and see all the amazing contributing editors.

Sometimes passions do align and dreams actually do come true!!
My pencils, paints and food are poised and ready to go.

Sweet Dreams!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Good Morning Gluten-Free

"The Strutting Rainbow, Gluten-Free", watercolor & ink on paper, copyright Erin Rogers Pickering

In celebration of mornings I created my GF rooster!  
He is nothing but happy! 
He is my testament to wonderful awakenings.
I am no longer slammed by pain upon waking, dragging myself from the bed, calculating how long it would be until I could lay down again. 
That is no way to start any day, and certainly not every day!

So, here is my rooster… Strutting his stuff through the kitchen in the early morning light.
Happy to greet the day!
Happy to be alive!

That, is exactly how I feel!