Black Sails

Have you ever heard the saying, “that ship has sailed?”
I planned to take a series of fabulous photos of our newest airship snow globe when we got back to Colorado after showing at the spring One of a Kind show in Chicago, but …

that ship has sailed. It was purchased and is off on a new adventure, somewhere in Illinois.

Here are a few snaps we took during the making of “Black Sails” that may inspire us to make another someday.

 

“Black Sails” – one of a kind glitter snow globe, with tiny airship over a sailing ship with sails made of black cloth. When shaken the globe glitters with darker glitter, reminiscent of thunder and lightning. Hand-painted base with metallic patina effect and brass rivets. Design and images are copyright (c) 2016 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Grand Adventure balloon

Ever feel like it’s time for a Grand Adventure, but you don’t know exactly where you want to go? Remember the wise words of Lewis Carroll: If you don’t know where you are going you are sure to get there.
The urge to be somewhere else, but nowhere specific, is the perfect occasion for a journey by balloon. Pack a picnic basket and your favorite fellow traveler and let the wind take you.

 

 

 

One of a kind snow globe/sparkle globe with miniature mixed media hot air balloon and figures inside a pristine glass globe filled with liquid and shimmering sparkles of the fog at dawn. All images and designs are copyright 2015 and 2016 (c) Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Renegade Airship

Arrrr, it’s the pirate’s life for me!

When one is in the mood to be dastardly, not just any ship will do. The Renegade is just that: a lone wolf gone off to seek fortune and adventure where it might be found.

 

When shaken, the ship disappears into the clouds. Renegade Airship snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado

 

Mixed media sculpture, 2.75 inches tall and about 3 inches wide, inside a glass globe filled with liquid and shimmering cloud dust. Leather-warpped base with brass rivet embellishment. All images and designs copyright (c) 2014 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado

Explorer – Steampunk Airship globe

A ship in a bottle?

An airship in a snow globe. With glittery, star-sparkled dust carrying it on an adventure, Starship Explorer rides the airwaves.

Explorer Airship snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs 2014

Explorer Airship snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs 2014

Five inch glass globe containing a tiny steampunk zeppelin and sailing ship below, when shaken, the liquid-filled globe shimmers with gold and iridescent microdust. Custom copper plates riveted into four angled sides of base.
Images and designs Copyright (c) 2014, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado

Below the Storm – Submarine Snow Globe

What if someone was diving who did not know that all kinds of storm was raging above? Swimming, as it were, Below the Storm.

This piece is just that: the quiet calm place below the storm, where we explore and delve into mysteries of the deep.

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One of a kind snow globe, with leather-wrapped base showcasing brass porthole windows backed with real mica leaves.

All designs and images are copyright (c) 2014 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado.

Airship Cadillac – In a Realm All Its Own

In the late 1950s, Cadillacs were sometimes sold with the slogan, “In a Realm all its own.” Cadillacs are often associated with mystery, imagination, elegance, luxury and power. Sort of like Steampunk, wouldn’t you say?

Interior Detail, Airship Cadillac waterglobe, Camryn Forrest Designs 2013The Fleetwood, with its exaggerated tail-fins and over the top detailing epitomized the luxury car; you didn’t just run an errand in a Cadillac, you had an adventure.

Someone asked me why we see sailing ships suspended so often under steampunk fantasy airships — and rather than come up with a good answer, I drifted off and started thinking of other modes of transportation that might get the job done just as well or better than a sailing ship. Assuming we’ve created an entirely new power source for the grand airship (and we no longer need to depend on wind power for extra ooomph!), the new improved airship should be able to carry just about anything. Hey, I’ve seen Back to the Future more than once, and I know these things are possible.

I figure you could take a caddy, and fly it to the moon if you wanted. To the stars. What does make me wistful is wondering if I could see what happens when “Airship Cadillac” meets “Flight of the Warrior Rhino” — look out. That Rhino is just looking for a battle these days. There’s a story being written and I’m not there to witness the cliffhanger.

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And you know what kind of airship I might work on next? An Airstream Trailer under a Zeppelin. A to Z, why not?

Airship Cadillac: One of a kind custom 5-inch snow globe (water globe) with tiny airship and gold 1957 Cadillac suspended below for the ride. When shaken, the liquid-filled interior shimmers with gold dust, giving the impression of a jump into hyper-speed. All designs and images Copyright (c) Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado 2013.