08 December, 2010
Draw what you want, Wednesday
Heather Lucky, Polaroid, 2008
My dear friend Heather Lucky requested, "you should draw cheese." She said this with a slight smirk knowing that I cannot eat cheese. I think back on one of my first episodes of drinking dairy and getting flu like symptoms. I drank a half glass full of 2% milk and was on the bathroom floor in the fetal position for a couple of hours.
I think people assume that food allergies are just a way of being "difficult." And I have had many people say "you could just take beano" or introduce milk back into my diet. I do have cheese now and again because I adore brie but mostly I try and keep it out of my body. If my body reacts in unsettling ways I'd rather appreciate my bodies wishes.
Anyhow, when heather asked me to draw cheese, I started to daydream about the cheeses I would eat. So that is what I drew.
Cheese, ink on paper, 2010
Muenster is something that was always in our fridge as a child. the slight bitter taste always amazed me. And as a child I would love eating it's orange edges.
Cheddar also amazed me but much later. I loved the hard cheddars where they bite back.
Brie. My favourite cheese and with such a varied taste range. <3 <3 <3