Balloon terms I didn’t know: The Envelope, The Gores, The Crown, The Skirt, The Burner, The Mouth. There may be a story here, and a story with every balloon journey. A tale of adventure, of mystery. Secret communication (why else call it The Envelope?) This tiny balloon with intricate lacing is less than 2 inches tall. Hovering aloft above the rooftops of the sleeping town below.
How far can you fly, floating on clouds, accepting the winds? As the balloon would tell you, as far as you can push the envelope itself.
Balloon sculpture with golden thread and leather cord, beading. Embellished base with leather wrap and brass rivets on a copper plate below. Designs and images copyright (c) 2021 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.
Jimi Hendrix’s lyrics for “Little Wing” inspired this globe. Because,
…. Butterflies and zebras, and moonbeams, that’s all she ever thinks about.
“Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix
Well she’s walking, through the clouds
With a circus mind that’s running round
Butterflies and zebras
That’s all she ever thinks about
Riding with the wind
When I’m sad, she comes to me
With a thousand smiles she gives to me free
It’s alright, she said, it’s alright
Take anything you want from me
Fly on, little wing.
“All She Ever Thinks About” original clay sculpted head and shoulders with metallic flower garland and hovering butterflies. When shaken, the liquid filled glass globe fills with dancing butterflies, moonbeams and slivers of silver moon. Images and designs are copyright (c) 2020 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA. Lyrics for “Little Wing” are copyright (c) 1967 by the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
“The journey of a 100 miles begins with a single step.”
Where does everything start? With a thought, an idea, an urge, a feeling. It starts in your head. Sometimes your inspiration comes fully formed, ready to go, one size fits. And other times it needs to get loose, run around, find a rhythm to get going.
When we have an advantage, we call it a “head start.” Funny thing, that, since everything starts and finishes in the head. Don’t quit while you’re ahead: keep running until you get there. Where ever “there” may be.
“Head Start” original snow (sparkle) globe. All images and designs copyright (c) 2019, 2020 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.
How long does a Redwood tree live?
There are some majestic trees in Muir Woods believed to be more than 700 years old. Their cousins are even older: the oldest coastal redwood is more than 2,500 years old and the oldest giant sequoia is about 3,200 years old.
It doesn’t take much to imagine how it felt to walk into the heart of the redwoods a century ago, or to walk there now; towering trees surround you in a majestic sort of cathedral. Whether you stroll quietly along a path as pine needles muffle your steps, or eat lunch in the shade, or simply enjoy the dappled sunshine streaking here and there between the trunks and branches, know this: Those redwoods are likely to be here long after we are gone.
Since a real redwood would be far too large for a snow globe, these tiny trees are first carved, then molded, then cast into shapes that will hold up in liquid. Will these faux redwoods last a thousand years? We don’t know, but if you are still around then, drop us a line and tell us.
The snow globe/water globe: A tiny dapper couple strolls sweetly between the towering trees, perhaps a hundred years ago, but only a moment in time for a tree that may live another thousand years. If trees could blink, they might not even notice the intrusion.
When shaken, the globe glitters with the subtle effect of dappled sunshine through a canopy of branches; wood base with tree-trunk embellishment.
One of a kind snow globe, all images and designs are copyright (c) Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.
You’ve heard of a Murder of Crows, or perhaps that a group of tropical pink birds is a Flamboyance of Flamingos. There’s a gaggle of geese and a gallery of gulls.
But did you know that a group of cranes may be called a Construction?
Now you do.
And with as many man-made cranes on the horizon these days, it’s nice to know that construction has another meaning, as well.
One of a kind snow globe/water globe with construction crane and miniature cranes (birds) suspended below. When shaken, the liquid-filled glass shimmers with gold dust.
Handpainted wood base with scaffolding detail and engraved plate.
All images and designes are copyright (c) 2019 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.