A Zeppelin Built for Two

Daisy, Daisy, tell me your answer true,
I’m half crazy, all for the love of you.

It won’t be a stylish marriage,
I can’t afford a carriage.
But you’ll look sweet
Upon the seat,
of a Zeppelin Built for Two.

“A Zeppelin Built for Two” – one of a kind snow globe (sparkle globe) with a couple riding a bicycle built for two, underneath a stately airship in the sky. Sculpture: acrylic, wire, leather, metal and glass inside a glass globe. When shaken, the liquid-filled globe shimmers with mystic fog. Handpainted wooden base with metal embellishments. All images and designs copyright (c) 2021 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Life is Just a Blimp of Cherries

The Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver is celebrating its 30th Anniversary this year, and we are happy to be part of it. Our first big art show, ever, was Cherry Creek, when we were named an “emerging artist” (as a two-person collaboration) and received assistance, advice and even the loan of a tent the first year. Such an amazing help!

To thank Cherry Creek for their support, and pay it forward, we created a special sparkle globe for this year’s auction. Proceeds from the auction of this item, and many other beautiful donated artworks, will support arts education programs in Colorado. Win/win!

Bidding has started – enjoy!

Bid now at https://e.givesmart.com/events/nhC/i/_All/#itemeI4L

A tiny airship carrying precious cargo (a bowl of cherries!) floats through sparkling mystic fog above the rooftops.
One-of-a-kind snow/sparkle globe with engraved plate. Design and images copyright (c) 2021 Camryn Forrest Designs.

Another Door Opens

The inspiration was the word “threshold.” The deliberate act of crossing from one place into another. A door, a doorway, a beginning.

But brick by brick, it took on deeper symbolism. Another door opens … into what?

We open the doors, we peek out, we step through. But until that moment, we never really know what’s out there.

One of a kind sparkle/snow globe. Tiny brick doorway with figures looking toward their future. When shaken, glass globe fills with copper and bronze metallic dust. Miniature brick detail on base. Images and design copyright (c) 2021 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Teal Me Again

While making snow globes, one often has to accept that not everything is possible.
On the other hand, sometimes the unexpected happens.
Many shimmering glitters and dusts do NOT behave in liquid. They disappear. They fade. They leach color into the liquid.
But once in a while … oh! a sparkle holds it own and keeps every promise it makes.
“Teal Me Again” is a tribute to the color that will not quit.
It dances, it prances, it whistles a tune: It does not tint the liquid. It does not become invisible. It simply makes one smile.
Again and again.
Teal Me.
Again.

“Teal Me Again” glitter snow globe. Design and images copyright (c) 2020 and 2021 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Hold Your Horses!

You hear a common phrase a thousand times, then one day you hear it anew: Hold Your Horses!

Of course it harks back to a day when people used horses daily, when “hold your horses” probably meant “stop, wait a minute, think this through” or some variation. Hang on there, pardner, you’re not ready to hit the road.

But from another perspective, it might mean something else altogether. Patience, my friend, all in good time. Don’t let your horses take off before you’re ready. And don’t let them go without you.

“Hold Your Horses” – one of a kind custom snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs. Miniature metal-tone man holding tiny horses from floating away, when shaken, the liquid fills with shimmer dust and black and white confetti horses. The ones that got away, apparently.

All designs and images are copyright (c) 2016 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Untangling “The Tangle”

We’re excited to have one of our liquid globes featured in the upcoming independent movie, “The Tangle” by writer/director/actor Christopher Soren Kelly.

And while we are being patient for the movie release, and getting ready for the next three art festivals on our calendar, here’s an interview about Kelly’s body of work which includes more information on “The Tangle.”¬† Enjoy!

INK, The Frame, and Christopher Soren Kelly

  • Apex Magazine, August 2016

Look for the movie to appear in 2017. Meanwhile, here’s a tease of the snow globe used in the film:

Cleo/Chill snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver CO 2016

Cleo/Chill custom snow globe, with sculpted clay head and glass bead/crystal mixed media embellishment by Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver CO USA 2016. All images and designs are copyright (c) 2016 Cleo/Chill snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver CO USA 2016.