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…

Rose hips :: Frutos de roseira

Autumn has been showing its first signs for a while… there were berries everywhere and flowers became fruits in the trees. One of the things that caught my attention was the rosehips from wild roses. The ruby and orange tones shone in the light through the green leaves just like precious jewels. It made complete…

Rhodotus Palmatus

This month I decided to make a little change in my theme for the polymer clay monthly challenge. Instead of an animal my choice went for a fungi. The wrinkled peach (Rhodotus palmatus) is a mushroom found in the north hemisphere with colours ranging from salmon to pink and red, with a lacy appearance. From…

Berthe’s Lemur Mouse :: Microcebus berthae

I came to know Madame Berthe’s mouse lemur (Microcebus berthae ) through this video from BBC. It is the smallest primate known with about 92 mm of body length… it fits in the palm of your hands! They tend to keep to themselves but are quite friendly to each others. I found it a fascinating…