The Heart of the Matter

Listen_p1Judy Garland once said, “For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart.”

Looking back on Valentine’s Day at some of the many globes we’ve made that have love in every shake and glitter.

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“It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.” 
Judy Garland


So much to love …

All photos and globe designs are copyright (c) Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado.

 

(Air) Ship Happens

We’ve been making steampunk airships incased in snow sparkle globes for quite a few years, and like to think we’ve gotten better over time. Experience is an excellent teacher, although the tuition can be high.

Early airships …

More recent airships …

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One question we get asked at shows is: can you make a smaller blimp? The large airships are usually in a glass globe with a diameter of about five inches. But we also have our tiny globes that measure just over two inches across. There was NO way to get an airship into a globe with an opening that small.

Until we happened upon a vintage necklace at a thrift shop and thought: those beads sure look like a zeppelin.  Did it take way too long to make this tiny ship with its tiny rigging of single golden threads? Of course it does, but you know, ship happens.

And we think it’s just as cute as its big sister ships.

tiny airship

All photos and designs are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

A Bear Up There

A departure from ray guns and airships and floating islands in the sky.  Almost, but not quite, back to nature. You see, I really like black bears. And I had this little thought: Wouldn’t it be adorable if one found an abandoned swing in the woods and tested it out?

And it was everything we imagined, the bear up there. If bears could talk, I’m sure it would say this swing was “just right.”

A Bear Up There, one of a kind snow globe with tiny tree, swing and small black bear enjoying the ride. When shaken, the scene is bathed in iridescent micro-dust and a wealth of “gold as Goldilocks” gold glitter. Images and design copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.

More on The Tangle movie

If you’ve been following along, you’ll recall that we provided a unique snow globe for the independent movie, The Tangle.zTHE TANGLE group poster edited.jpgThe good news is the movie is nearly complete – they are shooting a final scene and moving into editing. If you’d like to help see this movie become reality, the final push is happening with the crew’s IndieGoGo fundraising page. (Check it out.)

Since any film that features a snow globe is a good thing, we were able to give our own little nudge by making five limited edition snow globes as one of the project’s incentives to donate. Happy to say that all five were taken before we posted photos. But since we know you are curious what they looked like …

Presenting, The Tangle snow globe, limited edition of five pieces.

Each globe includes a unique beaded sculpture in bronze, gray, aqua and black glass beads, mimicking The Tangle’s assembled geometric shape logo. Black wood base with hand-painted geometric details (slightly different on each globe). All images and designs copyright (c) 2017, The Tangle and Camryn Forrest Designs, respectively.
For more on “The Tangle” movie, check out their facebook page for updates.

Coming Home to Sky Island City

Imagine a city in the sky, a floating island of bustling industry. Airships carry passengers and supplies from land to land, from cloud to cloud. The island is a blink in the eye of the universe; it is the entire world for those who live there.

Does the world come to visit the Sky Island City, or does the city ride the movement of the sky, and venture far and wide to visit the world?

 

See “Sky Island City” and other custom snow globes a the steampunk exhibition “Odd Beauty” at the Southampton Arts Center, Southampton New York, September 23 through November 12, 2017.  The Odd Beauty Exhibition is curated by artist/author Art Donovan.
“Sky Island City”, one of a  kind sparkle snow globe with two “inhabited” clay islands, floating gently in the clouds, with tiny airships, and sky full of possibilities. When shaken, the liquid sky fills with gentle copper and green glitter dust. Weathered clay cliffs wrap the globe base. All images and designs are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Moonlight Ride

Silent as the stars, carried on the wind, a lone balloon on a moonlight ride. Over the sleeping city, dancing in the wisps of fireplace smoke and weaving over a thousand dreams below.

When shaken, the liquid fills with sparkling black dust and tiny reflective glitter; the sky is alive with comets and shooting stars.

One of a kind snow globe (sparkle globe) with miniature balloon and basket, riding over a tiny cityscape both inside and outside the globe.
All designs and images are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.