Happy Thoughts — the power of positive thinking

What are your happy thoughts? And those of the people around you?
There are some folks who believe that¬† thoughts and attitude are visible through auras surrounding a person. Healing thoughts, dark thoughts, personal growth, worries … and yes, happy thoughts. What you are thinking and feeling becomes the energy surrounding your very being.

We imagined that your happy thoughts might be different, as ours can be. One moment we might think of travel, then ice cream, then dolphins or sunshine. So we made that idea into a special snow globe. When shaken, tiny individual pieces of confetti swirl past in an instant, representing the fleeting happy thoughts we might enjoy.

 

Here’s an image of some of the single pieces of confetti that are in the globe liquid. You can’t make the butterfly dance past your eyes, any more than you can make one fly into your view in a park. But if you don’t see a butterfly, maybe your happy thought will be a race car, or a pineapple, a birthday cake, musical note, or any number of tiny shapes that makes us smile.

Happy Thoughts confetti detail, Camryn Forrest Designs Denver Colorado USA

“Happy Thoughts” one of a kind snow globe with tiny sculpted clay head, rainbow bead aura, and dozens of individual unique confetti pieces in liquid. When the globe is turned and shaken, random pieces (happy thoughts) dance past in shimmering succession. Images and designs copyright (c) 2016 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Grapes of Raft

A play on words becomes a play on shapes. Sometimes art starts with an image first, sometimes the words twist around until the physical form takes shape.

Inspired by a trip to Crested Butte, Colorado, this tiny tableau is titled, “Grapes of Raft.

Like a twisting, rolling, unpredictable river, the rapids in “Grapes of Raft” turned over and over in my mind until I knew there was a snow globe to be made. The rapids were sculpted first in clay, which was used to make a mold for clear resin with a hefty dose of iridescent shavings to catch the light. A tiny metal raft carried green glass grapes, inexplicably holding tinier brass paddles.

One of a kind snow globe (sparkle globe) with shimmering iridescent silver dust and glitter when shaken. Hand-painted acrylic base in shades of pewter, silver and gold, finished with two bunches of brass grapes and an engraved silver plate stating “Grapes of Raft.” The interior sculpture is cast clear resin with added iridescent flecks to increase the reflective properties under liquid, brass raft and green glass grapes holding tiny hammered brass raft paddles.

All designs and images are copyright (c) 2015, 2016 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.  This globe will be presented at the Crested Butte Arts Festival, Crested Butte, Colorado in August, 2016.