Sunday, April 26, 2009
"Martini Olives," on the mend & studio update - SOLD
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My husband has gotten into martini's recently AND I got a commission to do something similar to this. I enjoyed it so much I did this one. This was pre-rash.
It turns out it was poison oak I got into, which is why I didn't recognize it. The plants look exactly like little baby oak trees, which I assumed were normal with all the Blackjack Oak trees in the backyard. The rash got worse before it got better - it spread to my legs and arms and stomach. And it only got better because I broke down and went to the doc and got some prednosone. Which, is no fun either, but it is making the itching and swelling go down. There were a couple of days there where I could barely see because the skin around my eyes was so swollen. I looked like a monster.
Thank you SO MUCH for all the kind emails and helpful advice. I tried some of remedies, but the one thing that has made it bearable (besides prednosone) is ice packs. Everything else made small dents in the itching, but didn't last long.
I am now suspicious of every green thing I see. Alas.
Oh, and while I've been out of commission, my husband has been working on the studio.