New Project, Poppy, Magnets


Work is underway on a new mixed media piece, large (for me) at 24 by 36 inches (61 x 91 cm). These letters are about 2.5 inches tall (64 mm) and being cut from foamcore.


Poppy the Fairy is being kept busy with her correspondence. These are two accordion books, meant for Ava and Aria to embellish, made from watercolor paper and simple punched shapes. That’s Poppy’s new sigil.


… As well as Ava’s name rendered in triangles, and another tiny sketchbook for Lynnie (at proper 1:12 scale). Her’s from last week was, um, appropriated by her associates :)


This week, Poppy made a two-inch square book to answer some of the girls’ questions: Can you do ballet, like me? Do you eat snacks? Tucked into the reply scroll are California poppy seed pods, because one of the things fairies do is gather seeds.


Inside the book are quick ink and watercolor illustrations with text. Here are a few of the pages, listing some of the things fairies do:




I can perhaps see a series, as my understanding of the fay way grows :)


Maddie Lou spent the weekend with us as her parents enjoyed a night in the City to celebrate their anniversary. Here’s Maddie working on a surprising and spontaneous new deployment of her beloved magnetic blocks in the sun room.


The final arrangement. Can you tell her favorite color is blue?

So awesome on so many levels :)

6 thoughts on “New Project, Poppy, Magnets

  1. Barbara W. says:

    So many projects! I love your little fairy book – just brilliant. I’m curious – where did the tower of power come from? Did you make it?

    • Nancy Enge says:

      *SO* many projects. At two inches square, the book is easier for little fingers to thumb through than at proper 1:12 scale. I acquired the power tower maybe 6? years ago from Their buyers/designers have a good eye for random eclectic decor :)

    • Nancy Enge says:

      Thanks, Jodi! Actually the little girls, Ava and Aria, are my neighbors, as is Lynnie. I’ve but one granddaughter (pictured) who lives an hour and a half south of us. We are all so lucky :)

  2. Keli says:

    You’ve been very busy, with no signs of slowing down.

    I don’t think I took the time to comment when you posted, but I love the last collage piece you finished, can’t wait to see the next one.

    Magnetic blocks. Not just for grandchildren. I need some.

    • Nancy Enge says:

      The blocks are from this company and were originally gifted to my husband from his mother. Maddie instantly took to them, and they figure prominently in all kinds of play.
      Thanks! The beach plastics collage is near finished, just a bit more paint and sanding on the frame. Next time I’ll build and paint the frame *before* the collage :)

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