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.

An Airship in a Snow Globe …

Who was it who said with such certainty  “steampunk and snow globes do not go together?”

Well, I beg to differ.

Westword photo Steampunk at the Station 2017

To see the rest of the excellent photo essay by of Westword newspaper, click this link  to see more wonderful Steampunk attire.

Here’s a close up of the globe.

Journey to the Stars snow globe Camryn Forrest Designs Denver Colorado

Westword photo is copyright (c) 2017 Danielle Lirette/Westword newspaper; snow globe design and photo copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

 

Octo-Thought

My mind is a messy tangle of tangents, reaching out every which way.  You’ve heard someone say they enter a room and can’t remember what they wanted? That happens in my thoughts: I reach in for one process and come out with an invention, or a pun, or a memory that shakes my core.

What? What were you saying? Oh, shakes my core with happiness, or was it fear, or was it simmering resentment. I can’t remember now, I’m thinking about how many flavors of ice cream there are, really. And my favorite dog, once upon a time. And how I should have sent that thank-you note when it still mattered.

If you are given to such imagery, perhaps your mind is like an octopus, with reaching, pulsing tentacles, touching one thought and repelling another. Selective thoughts, random memories. We call it, Octo-Thought.

 

One of  a kind snow globe (water globe) with original sculpted figure wearing an octopus headdress, or perhaps, an octopus itself. One never knows, does one? Liquid filled globe shimmers with mylar sea creatures when shaken.  All photographs and designs are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.

 

To Hell and Back

For many people, the next road trip is only an excuse to secure another snow globe for the ever-expanding collection.

Prompted by the fascinating request to “Go to hell, and bring me back a snow globe,” we did just that.

A snow globe holding a hand, holding a snow globe which is holding a hand. It’s like M.C. Escher and Stephen King joined forces on the set of the Matrix. Okay, that’s a stretch, but a tiny real snow globe in the hand inside a small snow globe in another hand, inside a snow globe in YOUR hand … see what we did there?  Snow globe times infinity.

 

Custom snow globe with rich red, gold and black glitter, custom sculpted hand holding tiny glass snow globe with iridescent white sparkles and “snow” bits. Charred wood base.
All photographs and designs copyright (c) Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

 

Journey to the Stars

Who hasn’t wished for the courage and opportunity to take the first wild step into the unknown?

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
– Matsuo Basho

 

 

 

 

“Journey to the Stars” one of a kind snow/sparkle globe with tiny mixed media zeppelin and sailing ship below. When shaken, the mystic fog and shimmering clouds envelop the ship in a cloak of near invisibility until the light finds it, again. All designs and images copyright (c) 2016 and 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Always …

Sometimes you just know: Always.

 

 

 

One of a kind embellished silver/gray glass heart with metal hardware and gear details. When shaken, the glass globe fills with silver and gray reflective sparkles and microdust, slowly settling. All designs and photographs are copyright (c)2016 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.