Destination? Unknown …

There are at least two kinds of travelers; those who venture bravely into the world, ready for adventure and welcoming whatever they find; and those who plan every step and every moment so there are no surprises.
Perhaps the third option, for those who don’t stay safe at home, is to plan vaguely but welcome the random experience, enjoy the unexpected location, embrace the strangers in a strange land.
As Yogi Berra once said, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”
And sometimes, that’s a good thing.

Destination Unknown” airship snow globe, with tiny airship inside liquid-filled glass globe. Modified Pyramid wooden base is hand painted with atmospheric shades of black, gray and metallic acrylic paint, detailed with knotting rigging.
One of a kind custom snow globe/water globe. All images and designs are copyright (c) 2018 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.
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Where the Wind Blows

Where the Wind Blows sparkle globe Camryn Forrest Designs Denver Colorado

Haven’t you ever wanted to let someone else make all the decisions, or let something decide for you?

Climb into a balloon, rise into the sky, and let the wind carry you to places you can only imagine.

But you aren’t an innocent bystander taken for a ride. You decided this: to let go, to let the wind blow, to decide not to decide.

 

Where the Wind Blows” – miniature hot air balloon sculpture over tiny rooftops. When shaken, the liquid sky fills with mystic fog — iridescent sparkles and shimmering reflective dust. Wooden base with hand-painted metallic patina and compass detailing on four sides. One of a kind sparkle snow globe, all photos and designs are copyright (c) 2018 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Taming the Wild Rainbow

It takes a village to tame a wild rainbow, with persistence and dedication. Working slowly, so as not to frighten the tangle of colors, the group moves in unison, both distracting and disarming. Charmed and enchanted, the arching colors stretch and slide into place, tamed temporarily, ready again to burst into vibrant light.

Taming The Wild Rainbow, sculpture of miniature figures, prismatic beads and filament. When shaken, the liquid shimmers with reflective, prismatic dust, adding to the rainbow effect. Handpainted wooden base with soft sky and cloud imagery. All photos, images and designs are copyright (c) 2018 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Stay Young With Me

When we were young, we thought about all the things we’d do when we got big. And now, we think about growing older and all the things we want to see and do while we can. There is still so much to see! So much to do! So many adventures yet to write.

And sometimes, we are fortunate to have a sidekick along the way.  A fellow traveler who knows your heart, or perhaps someone who crosses paths for the blink of an eye. Whether for an hour, or a lifetime, there are people who touch our hearts and coax childish joy from the simplest actions. People who approach the moment with a charmed attitude, “How fun is this?”

For all those sidekicks we’ve known, and all those we’ve yet to meet, we invite you: Stay Young With Me.

 

“Stay Young With Me” original sparkle snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs. A tiny tree sports a moving rope swing, where two people are defying gravity and making their own breeze. Wood base with engraved plate and tiny bronze leaf embellishments.

Shake the globe and listen: You can hear their laughter on the wind.

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

The Prodigal Airship Returns

Voyage Beyond airship snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado

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It was lost, really. Out there in the big infinite universe, sailing the unknown.

And I had no idea where it was.

Missing in Action. Hidden from sight. Unaccounted for.

The Voyage Beyond simply disappeared one day, when we were moving things around. And then, months later, someone moved a box, and another box, and pushed aside some sheer curtains we use to keep the sun away on hot afternoons, and at the bottom of this assortment of odds and ends was a box with a globe inside.

The Voyage Beyond had returned.

No one should sail alone. This airship will be making the next trip WITH us, on the way to the Seattle area mid-June for the Edmonds Art Festival. Feel free to stop by and shake the airship into the shimmering clouds of mystic fog.  Well, IF we can find it. You never know.

One of a kind custom snow globe with zeppelin airship and suspended sailing ship below. Custom wood base with rivets and faux metallic paint finish. All designs and images are copyright (c) 2018 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

If You Could Read My Mind

… what a tale my thoughts would tell.

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Have you heard the phrase “his mind was an open book” and wondered what that might mean?

Rather than a hard-cover book, finished and unchangeable, I like to think of the mind as more a loose-leaf notebook, with pages coming and going as we live and learn.

You think a thought, and immediately it’s added to, and subtracted from, by everything else you’ve been told, or experienced, or imagined. Your dreams affect it, your disappointments, your fears, your secrets. Very little we think is original black and white, untouched by whispers of gray: It’s tinted by remember when? but what if? on the other hand …? could it be?

Every other random bit of information, or history, bubbling through the mind tints our thoughts with a touch of color, of insight, of fleeting emotion. Things we’ve been taught, snippets we’ve overheard, everything someone has tried to teach us; it’s all there, waiting in the mind for a chance to rise to the surface and became part of our current thoughts.

Mind Reader, one of a kind liquid-filled globe with clay head sculpture and handmade book. When shaken, tiny printed pages of thoughts swirl in the globe in mind-boggling randomness. the handpainted base is finished with an engraved plate “Mind Reader” and scraps of random thoughts appliqued to each side.

Photographs and globe design copyright (c) 2018 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.