Young seal in St. Andrews harbour sandbank

Seal sight :: Foca à vista

A while ago as we were walking in St. Andrews pier I noticed a funny shape on a sandbank. I thought to myself how much it looked like a seal. These were the lines that followed: Me: Look! That wood log looks like a seal. B: It does looks like a seal. Me: It moved.…

Delicate snowdrops

Snowdrops :: Gotas de neve

A couple of weeks ago I started noticing snowdrops peering from the ground here and there. Snowdrops (galanthus nivalis) are usually known as a sign of spring. Seeing their delicate bell shaped flowers brings me the thought of longer days, warmer and coloured by blossoming fields and gardens. And it isn’t just snowdrops that I…

The lion and the lioness, finally looking as I had imagined them

Lions :: Leões

Recently I had a request for a custom order which included making a pair of lion earrings. I had tried making lions in the past but the result was always far from I expected a lion to be. I thought of making them many times but it got postponed over and over because I was…

Chess pieces

Rooks and bishops :: Torres e Bispos

This Christmas I was able to make a few more chess pieces for the “Scots against Vikings” chess set. I was able to build the rooks for both parties and the Scottish bishops. Since I am not being historically accurate I thought it would be nice to make a couple of druids with tartan belts.…