I've been wanting to make an encaustic of poppies all year. I ran across a few last summer but didn't have my camera handy and missed out. So I've been dreaming of finding some again all winter. Last week when I went to the Como Conservatory they had these Icelandic Poppies! So thrilled. Probably took 200 photos of these beauties. Here is the smallest one I'll be doing (6x6). I'm working on much larger ones now which I'll post about soon.