Nudibranch :: Nudibrânquios

June’s creature of the month is a nudibranch species called Hypselodoris bennetti. Nudibranch are a type of molluscs that can be found in most seas from one pole to the other. They are amazing creatures to look at: there are so many species with different shapes and colours that it can feel like they are…

Babushkas :: Bonecas de Lenço

Lately I have created a few more brooches inspired by babushkas, a Russian figure representing women usually with a headscarf under their chin.  They also remind me of the traditional dressing of Portuguese women from the countryside in their colourful headscarves with floral motifs. When I make these characters I always try to get that…

Blue Tit :: Chapim Azul

Although spring seems to be somewhat delayed this year, the birds in the gardens around St.  Andrews are busy around their nests and it is marvellous to hear them from the tree tops. One of the birds I have come across more often is the blue tit, a small bird with a colourful plumage and…

Koalas

I really enjoy researching new ideas and designs for the Little Creatures. Some of them remain scribbled through notebooks, but lately I have been working on new designs more regularly. These koalas are the latest addition to the creatures of the world series inspired by wildlife from around the planet. Koalas are Australian marsupials who…

Rainbow Snails :: Caracóis Arco-Íris

The beginning of Spring makes me long for sunny days, warmth, ice cream and bright colours. These rainbow snails have been in my head for a while and they finally came alive, just in time for the beginning of Spring. Do you like them? They are available here. — O início da Primavera faz-me pensar…

Zygaena Lonicerae

For this month’s project I have chosen a moth that I found during my explorations on Flickr. I tend to wander through nature photos looking at landscapes, plants and flowers and of course, all sorts of creatures. I am surprised not only by the subjects but I also admire the skills of the photographers, who…