quinta-feira, 24 de janeiro de 2013

Working on my Jewellery projects

As I go on keeping my miniature projects on the shelves, I decided to make some photos of  my miniatures combined with  my latest adventures in the jewllery field.

Hand made Silk urchins worked with miuyki seeds, jade, silver, glass beads, and silk ribbons  also sewed by hand

Citrine worked with silk treads
Lovely glass beads traded in Africa during the XIX century, agate, onix, silver from India, and silk tassel. 
This year I started reorganising my studio.  I kept for many years too much material, which I know already is no more useful to me although I love every piece of it, then I would like to finish some of my miniature projects, but not all of them, I have always to many projects on my head....., one thing at a time. 

quinta-feira, 3 de janeiro de 2013


First of all I would like to wish you a very Happy New Year
Last year I was not participative in my Blog, so I want to start this New Year with a few images I took today, and try to appear more often.  The photos are quite simple but this place was full of life, and for a while I forgot that we are still in winter.




domingo, 23 de dezembro de 2012



segunda-feira, 11 de junho de 2012


Recently I had the opportunity to visit Peniche, an Harbour and small Portuguese City. At the Peniche Fort (once a prison) I  had the oportunity of enjoying a lovely exhibition of antique laces, and I would like to share some of them with you.

Penich is a fishing harbour - Here you can see an artisanal small fishing boat

A model of a fishing boat at the museum

Please click on the photos to enlarge them

domingo, 10 de junho de 2012


"PHOTO ALBUMS TO SHARE" - This is the name I choose some months ago for another Blog,  the truth is that I would like to have a Blog dedicated to my paintings, another to my miniature work, another one to my collections.... one more for  my photos, and so on, but that is impossible I have no time for them all. So I think that  for the moment I will concentrate in this Blog.

Now I would like to thank all my new followers, thank you very much and excuse me for my absence from now and then.

As I mentioned before I love to  photograph everything that captures my attention,  so I have thousands of photos in my files.  I shall be pleased to share some of them with you, but please do not use my photos without asking me. You can leave here a message 

 Swan (Place Caldas da Rainha)

Those who love the art of photos knows that it involves lots of  time to search, sellecting subjects,
keeping them in files and so on....

Besides  I keep my photos I enjoy to see them, and I collect them as precious items for future art work whenever I want.


Please note the movement of the wings, it´s amazing

Couple of Swans

A black swan contrasting with the white ones

A lovely and colourful  Mandarin duck

Peacoks are very lovely

Flamingo have such a marvelous colour 

Ducks are a lovely subject to paint
Tempera on canvas

quarta-feira, 21 de dezembro de 2011

Merry Christmas

I would like to profit this Festive  occcasion to welcome my new followers, thank you very much. I know I negleted my blog lately but I´ve been occupied with Familly obligations and with another ancient hobby in which I concentrate now all my spare time.

During my artistic life I had several passions, and this hobby turned now into a new one. It´s out of my control, I like to change from now and then and try new forms of art,  so for now I embraced Jewelery Design.

Necklace with natural silk, raw synthetic rubies, tourmalines, silver from India and a belt to match made by a dear friend.


A set of necklace and bracelet made for a special gift to my daughter to match a scarf. This set includes Coral, onix, ancient resin beads and silver from India.
Now I would like to wish  my visitors a Merry Christmas, and I hope to appear more often  next year.

quarta-feira, 25 de maio de 2011

Cranberry Glasses

First of all a special wellcome to my new Followers, thank you very much for visiting my blog.

And I profit the occasion to show you some of my last acquisitions at the 1st Portuguese International Miniature Fair. I found the Cranberry glass very attractive.

segunda-feira, 25 de abril de 2011

Works on the table

I selected a few pieces to decorate and I choose one of my favourite motifs of inspiration, chinese landscapes, birds and flowers.

Two oriental boxes: I started already with the one on the right, inspired by a snuff bottle of my collection bought in China, I just love these kind of snuff bottles painted by the inside, they are amazing.

Another tray made by Maria Armanda. Happy me, from now and then I receive these lovely hand made pieces to decorate, now I have to decide which motif to paint,different from the one on the left, which gave me a great pleasure to paint, thank you Maria Armanda.

May be I will choose birds and flowers....

Or may be a chinese landscape like these one I painted years ago with tempera  on a real egg, duly emptied and cleaned ....
Also I decided to make a new border on this table, decorated last year, inspired by a tissue, in which I painted the decoration freehand over a black ground, I was luky with the result.

 I started with real silver leaf, then I will "age" it .

Birds or flowers to decorate these two side tables?

A delicate table I bought from David (David Iriarte) for my collection, I´m awaiting for inspiration to decorate it, but for the moment I keep it in my Neoclassic Room.

And a last lovely piece made for me by Maria Armanda. Don´t forget to visit her blog, she updated it with new pieces, I appreciate very much her work, she is improoving everyday. Thank you Maria Armanda for this new lovely piece of furniture, I know already I will enjoy very much to decorate it. I think I will decorate it also with chinese motifs in gold over dark blue. At the back you may see a chinese landscape painted with tempera over a wood panel painted by me in the years 80.

And to finish I made two photos dedicated to my new Followers - Spring Roses from my garden, and my miniature roses made with paper with accents of watercolour. Thank you for following my Blog.