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.

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.

Wish Upon a Star

When you wish upon a star,

makes no difference who you are,

anything your heart desires,

will come to you.

  • Jiminy Cricket (Pinocchio)

 

Custom snow globe with sculpted clay house and tiny couple on the roof, wishing on a star. When shaken, the glass globe fills with iridescent stars and hearts. All images and designs are copyright (c) 2016 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.

Special Delivery

I loved the charm of this tiny bicycle delivery guy.

What better way to send a little love to someone special?

 

 

One of a kind snow globe (sparkle globe) with glass heart and beads, miniature figure on bicycle, and teal, silver and aqua sparkles. All designs and photos are copyright (c) 2016 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Fate Loves the Fearless

It was just a phrase in a magazine artiFate Loves the Fearless flying turtle snow globe Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Coloradocle, reading casually, waiting for my hair to be cut.

“Fate loves the fearless.”

I wish I could remember who said it and in what context, but I’ve lost the source.

The phrase stayed with me, reminding of some other words to live by, including “You miss every shot you don’t take, ” attributed to Wayne Gretsky.

Why a turtle? I don’t know: Perhaps the gentle sea turtle always appears to be flying and I took it one step farther, with a couple taking a leap of faith together, fearless and bold, holding on for the exciting ride ahead.

“Fate Loves the Fearless.” Ah, yes it does.

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“Fate Loves the Fearless” custom snow globe with flying turtle and tiny human couple along for the ride. When shaken, the liquid sky fills with shimmering glitter of daybreak.
All photographs, images and designs are copyright (c) 2015 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Long and Winding Road

Life’s like that: a series of twists and turns where you end up in an unexpected place.

Maybe it makes you laugh, maybe you feel frightened by what you cannot predict. Sometimes life takes you to a place you’ve never been before that feels like it’s home. Or perhaps you wander into a dead-end alley and have to figure out a new path, retracing steps and wondering “how did I get here?”

Like the bestLong Winding Road custom snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs 2015 short stories, and maybe the best novels and best lives, often the journey has a long and winding road, one where you can’t see the beginning and the end along the way, but one that takes you exactly where you need to be. Or when you finally reach that spot that feels like home and you wonder: what took me so long to find this place? Not knowing … ah, keeps it interesting that way.

Or as the wise philosopher Buckaroo Bonzai said, “where ever you go, that’s where you’ll be.”

 

 

 

 

“Long Winding Road” one of a kind custom snow globe, with clay stone steps, vintage toys and jewelry findings in a liquid-filled glass globe. When shaken, the liquid swirls with hopes and dreams, love and loss, and a few sparkles and iridescent hearts. All designs and images copyright (c) 2015 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.