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.

 

Keep Flying …

A special request was granted …

keep flying.

Keep Flying custom snow globe Camryn Forrest Designs Denver Colorado 2016

Metal airship inside liquid-filled glass snow globe; when shaken the liquid sky fills with silver flecks of energy. Leather wrapped base with hand embossed gold lettering and silver embellishments.

The snow globe designs and images are copyright (c) 2016 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA. The interior object is a found sculpture (most likely a keychain at one time) and the original ship design remains copyright of its owner.

 

Open Studio and a snow globe cake pop

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 …

 

 

snowglobe cake pop

 

 

I hope they taste as good as they look.

Rock Lobster

There was a lobster. There was a guitar. They made beautiful music together.

Rock Lobster sparkle snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

Hammerhead, or the virtue of being stubborn

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.

Hammerhead snow globe Camryn Forrest Designs 2015   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.