Hummingbird :: Beija-flor

Humming birds are quite fascinating birds. Some, like the bee hummingbird are as small as 5 cm, weight less than 2 grams, and could easily fit in your hand. Can you imagine it hovering over your hand beating its wings 70 times per second? They are able to hoover and to fly both forward and…

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…

Hawaiian Penguins :: Pinguins Havaianos

The Hawaiian penguins are back! It’s starting to feel like Summer and I couldn’t resist to play with these earrings: they came out dressed in fresh colors and are ready for the Summer holidays. They are now available in their colorful outfits but also in pink and blue. Do you have a favorite? — Os Pinguins…

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…

On Penguins :: Sobre os Pinguins

The penguin series is one of the oldest I have been working on. In 2005 I made my first penguin, a Christmas penguin with a Santa hat. Since then I have made many more penguins, many of them with scarves and my favourite ones, the Hawaiian penguins. I really like the peculiarity of placing a…

Leaf Birds :: Pássaros com Folhas

I have recently made a new bird series with a more minimal feel. I made them thinking about people who enjoy a more classic style and they can even be worn on formal occasions. For that reason I choose the black and white colors with some gold accents. However I really couldn’t skip color so…

Little Owl :: Mocho Galego

In October I returned to animals for the group challenge 12 polymer clay projects in 2013. There is a species of owl that lives both in the UK and in Portugal called little owl. They are indeed very small birds and they like to sit in tall spots looking around. Unlike many of its related…