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.

Just a Girl and her Brontosaurus

There is no hidden meaning here, no subterfuge, no play on words.

Just a girl.

And her Brontosaurus.

“Just a Girl and her Brontosaurus” – one of a kind custom snow (sparkle) globe. When the globe is shaken, liquid fills with sparkling iridescent and gold microdust, raining shiny glitter on the affectionate scene. Images and design copyright (c) 2021 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

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.

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.”ย  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.

Happy Thoughts — the power of positive thinking

What are your happy thoughts? And those of the people around you?
There are some folks who believe thatย  thoughts and attitude are visible through auras surrounding a person. Healing thoughts, dark thoughts, personal growth, worries … and yes, happy thoughts. What you are thinking and feeling becomes the energy surrounding your very being.

We imagined that your happy thoughts might be different, as ours can be. One moment we might think of travel, then ice cream, then dolphins or sunshine. So we made that idea into a special snow globe. When shaken, tiny individual pieces of confetti swirl past in an instant, representing the fleeting happy thoughts we might enjoy.

 

Here’s an image of some of the single pieces of confetti that are in the globe liquid. You can’t make the butterfly dance past your eyes, any more than you can make one fly into your view in a park. But if you don’t see a butterfly, maybe your happy thought will be a race car, or a pineapple, a birthday cake, musical note, or any number of tiny shapes that makes us smile.

Happy Thoughts confetti detail, Camryn Forrest Designs Denver Colorado USA

“Happy Thoughts” one of a kind snow globe with tiny sculpted clay head, rainbow bead aura, and dozens of individual unique confetti pieces in liquid. When the globe is turned and shaken, random pieces (happy thoughts) dance past in shimmering succession. Images and designs copyright (c) 2016 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, USA.