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.

Glimpse of a Globe

Remember when we told you that an independent movie, “The Tangle,” was featuring one of our snow globes in this very stylish neo-noir, hard sci-fi feature film? Well, the film makers have just released a teaser, and an IndieGoGo campaign for the final touches.

Without spoiling the plot, you can glimpse the globe in the film teaser, once in a revealing close up and twice more if you pay attention to the desk decor.

We’re thrilled to be part of this effort– stay tuned for updates on the project. You can see the trailer and teaser at the IndieGoGo link for “The Tangle“,  including a clip of this globe in action.

Globe for The Tangle, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado 2015,
“Cleo Chills”, one of a kind sparkle snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado. All images and designs are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, CO, USA.

Gearly Beloved

Step one, make a tiny hat, then add tinier goggles.

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Step Two, float a headless goggled hat, a bowler to be specific, in the lazy liquid of a snow globe.

Step Three, shake the globe. When shaken, fill the liquid with swirling dark mystery, and a gaggle of tiny gear-shaped metallic bits, and one — just one — black top hat confetti piece.  (Yes, it’s there, in the photos, but you have to really want to see it.)

 

 

“Gearly Beloved” one of a kind sparkle snow globe with sculpted miniature hat and mixed media goggles. Not recommend for looking at the solar eclipse, but perfectly effective for non-solar uses that don’t involve bright sunshine or eyeballs.  Custom snow globe design and images copyright (c) 2017, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Winter … Is Coming

When you are standing in the record-breaking heat of summer, looking for a spot of shade at an arts festival, but finding mostly asphalt and sunshine, remind yourself …
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Winter … Is Coming.

winter strip

Handmade snow globe with icy frost microdust “snow” on a shimmery silver tree.  Engraved metal plate. Photographs and designs are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

 

Truly Madly Deeply

Oh, the irony! When your feels are so true and deep, and yet so murky and muddled.  When certainty and doubt dance together. When your highs are sparkly iridescence and your lows … your lows are both sweet and dark, swirling the abyss, the edge of madness, the whisper of bliss.

But what do we really know, other than what we touch and feel? There’s a little madness in those deep feelings, the mix of crazy and joy that says “trust this, it will take you places.”

Then a moment of clarity: Truly Madly Deeply.

“Truly Madly Deeply” is a one of a kind snow/sparkle globe with hand-beaded and embellished golden glass heart, stationed resolutely and firmly in a swirl of liquid, sparkling with pewter, gold and platinum-colored microdust and shimmering metallic glitter. All photos and designs are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.