Well, I should have been in the studio making snow globes, because I owe a few to people I’ve promised, but I needed to create something special for tonight’s open studio in Denver’s RiNo district. (First Friday, November 6th, See Festivals and Events tab for more info.)
So I was in the kitchen instead. This is what I learned: If you add a Reese’s peanut butter cup (mini size) to a round cupcake and add frosting and sprinkles, you get …
I hope they taste as good as they look.
There was a lobster. There was a guitar. They made beautiful music together.
Oh yeah, there was a snow globe with no snow. It had beautiful aqua liquid and when shaken, sea creatures and musical notes floating in the chorus. Shell we dance?
“Rock Lobster” snow globe with miniature lobster, guitar, tinted liquid and sea creature confetti. All photos and designs are copyright (c) 2015 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA. Rock on.
I wish I could tell you that I sketched out the lovely profile of Ms Hammerhead and carefully sculpted her exactly as I dreamed her.
But that is hardly the case.
I was in the early stages of creating a tiny head and bust by hand for a new sparkle globe and decided I had a bit much too much clay, and began to pinch it off.
And caught myself as the pinched part began to look distinctly like a hammer. I’ve seen people with similar hairstyles, yet never made the connection before: Hammerhead.
Oh, there are hammerhead sharks, and hammerhead people who don’t take “no” for an answer and haven’t time to listen to contradictions from people they consider silly. They tell it like it is, and they stick to their convictions. They are sure and confident and focused. Like Ms Hammerhead here: she advises that you take her seriously. Please do.
Hammerhead, one of a kind clay sculpture with vintage dollhouse tool hammer earrings inside a one of a kind snow globe, featuring glimmering gold flecks and a single tiny gavel-shaped vinyl hammer in liquid (not shown, but we assure you it’s there when shaken.) The wooden base is painted with a faux metallic finish and topped with tiny finishing nails, driving home Hammerhead’s point. All images and designs are copyright (c) 2015 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver Colorado, USA.
Remember that feeling, so peaceful, that you imagine your thoughts are gently carried on a cool breeze?
Let the world swirl around you, while you sit back and … chill.
Chill: original hand sculpted clay head, with a headdress of clear and iridescent cubed beads to suggest ice. Wood base painted with layers of metallic paint to create a faux patina with touches of “frost.” When shaken, the globe’s liquid fills with shimmering flecks of iridescent particles, swirling like an ice storm, while the peaceful face remains … chill. All designs and images copyright (c) 2015 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA
Ah, Scissorhands, the sound of one hand slicing.
A sculpted clay hand in bronze tones wears gold-toned scissors at the ready. When shaken the snow globe explodes with flecks of silvery slivers, and an echo of shimmering iridescent gold dust settles slowly, as though this scissored hand has the ability to slice the atmosphere itself. One of a kind snow globe/sparkle globe, of clay, metal and vintage miniatures. All designs and images are Copyright (c) 2015 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.
Machines both fascinate and frighten me. Sometimes their impact seems to overwhelm the presence of the very people who created them.
This sparkle snow globe, Men at Work, illustrates that feeling. Just who is in charge, anyway? what are we trying to accomplish?
When shaken, the scene is bathed in shimmering gold dust … until the dust settles, and the work begins again.
One of a kind snow globe/sparkle water globe with interior assembled sculpture of tiny men, gears, machines and tools. All images and designs copyright (c) 2015 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado.