Foundations, Éclairs


Attempting to integrate the show-through back wall brick arch, I built a few brick foundation ruins.


After sealing the bricks, I mortared them with DAP CrackShot.


They have been since grunged, weathered and eroded, and cast into the background.

More importantly, we celebrated my husband’s birthday with the question, What is your spirit animal éclair?


We received so many heartfelt responses, mostly off the list of the available tiny animal figurines. Sloth, hyena, bunny… nope. Thus far, B has resonated with rhino and lion. I found the tiger encased on its side in delicious dark chocolate this morning; I’ll leave you to draw your own conclusions.



9 thoughts on “Foundations, Éclairs

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Éclairs approach a trifecta of flavor, texture and succulence. This is known. Sadly, the animal deities were not widely represented within the tiny animal pack of eight figures I bought from the godless conglomerate crapstore, however surprisingly well-modeled. Also however, the many hopeful suggested éclair deities, from quail to hyena to … a wonderfully surprising pantheon of animal deities, renews my hope in both pastry and animal lovers.

  1. Bennie says:

    I love how you incorporate so many outside and under the house elements. Yum! Eclairs, no complaints with them!!

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Bennie, thank you. I’m glad you think the probably ridiculous amount of time I spend staring at my build-in-progress and listening for the storyline is valid. As for éclairs, pretty much a perfect luxury food.

    • Barbara W. says:

      “Crapstore’ – ha! I think quail makes a change from the iconic local wildlife – wolf/bear/raven. I must admit though to a particular fondness for animal crackers in the shape of gorillas.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      It’s interesting what we’re drawn to in our projects, yes? The stories of these last three builds intertwine with my very first, so the foundations are literal :) I’m so glad you like them, Keli.

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