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.…

An inspiring 2014 :: Um 2014 inspirador

It’s been a quiet beginning for 2014. I am taking the time to work on my ideas for the Little Creatures and it feels good to slow down. I look around and I have this image of seeds germinating slowly underneath the ground before sprouting in the spring: it feels like the Little Creatures are…

Christmas Trees :: Árvores de Natal

With Christmas coming up soon and lots of penguins in Santa’s hats invading my work space I thought of keeping in the mood for the 12 polymer clay projects in 2013 monthly project. It also helped that I had been  doing a knitted dog in lime green and had a lot of remains. Looking at the green…

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…

Halloween :: Dia das Bruxas

I have to confess that Halloween is a quite recent thing for me. In Portugal we traditionally don’t celebrate Halloween: instead we celebrate All Saints Day on the 1st of November. Where I grew up, in Sintra region I would join the flock of kids from my village and walk from village to village asking…