Bear collection - Grizzly bear series

Grizzly Bear :: Urso cinzento

Grizzlies wander in meadows close to watercourses in the dry steppes of Asia, Arctic shrub lands, and northern temperate forests of North America. They are remarkable animals that can reach a weight of 680 kg, and yet, they can run as fast as 55 km per hour. Their fur often looks frosted and that is…

Polar, black and grizzly bears, brooches

Bears coming out soon :: Ursos quase a chegar

The new collection from Creatureshire will be launched in a week! Bears of three different species are coming to Creatureshire to share their exciting stories. I had been thinking of bears for more than a year and in June I finally started working on my ideas. I wanted to know more about bears, understand the…

The mountain and the fields

Mediterranean countryside :: Campo mediterrânico

There is quietness in the landscape while the sun warms the soil. Seen from far it looks like an idle place, and yet, as we walk through life starts popping up at each step we take. There are dozens of butterflies in the bushes surrounding the country paths and bees collecting pollen from wild flowers.…

African Red-Eyed Bulbuls in a quiver tree forest

African Red-eyed bulbul :: Pycnonotus nigricans

There is a new habitant in Creatureshire’s Savannah, the African Red eyed bulbul (Pycnonotus nigricans). I first saw it on the home page of Encyclopaedia of Life and my curiosity led me to find out more. They are a species of songbird living in the southern part of the African continent and seem to be…

Garden girls brooches

Garden Girls :: As Raparigas do Jardim

There is something special about gardens blooming in the cover of stone walls. They always remind me of the Secret Garden and I can’t resist a peek… there are roses, wild flowers, birds singing in the trees: it’s magic! Thinking about these gardens I made these two brooches named Garden Girls: they look happy and peaceful. Their…