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.

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 that  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.

Geodesic Dome/Dome

It’s an intriguing shape, the geodesic dome. Simply, interlocking straight lines are used to create polygons, those polygons in turn become a curved hemisphere shape, like half of a soccer ball or a jungle gym.

Credit for the geodesic dome in architecture goes to R. Buckminister Fuller: “a light, domelike structure developed by R. Buckminster Fuller to combine the properties of the tetrahedron and the sphere and consisting essentially of a grid of compression or tension members lying upon or parallel to great circles running in three directions in any given area, the typical form being the projection upon a sphere of an icosahedron, the triangular faces of which are filled with a symmetrical triangular, hexagonal, or quadrangular grid.”

Woah, that’s a lot of words for a half an orange. But another meaning of dome is slang for the shape of the human head. Which got us thinking: what if you put a geodesic dome on your dome?

 

One of a kind clay sculpture with metallic finish, brass and aluminum embellishment to create geodesic dome. Snow globe and sculpture images and design are copyright (c) 2016 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

 

Citation: geodesic dome. (n.d.). Collins English Dictionary – Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition. Retrieved May 16, 2016 from Dictionary.com website

I’ll be watching you (Paul Kirchner rocks)

I saw this cartoon and it put me in a Small World frame of mind.

Tiny Town "the bus" by Paul Kirchner

 

If you enjoyed this illustration, go check out Paul’s other work at :

http://www.paulkirchner.com/

This cartoon panel reminds me a bit of last year’s snow globe, “Things are Looking Up.” It’s one of those pieces that elicits wild responses at shows where people either squeal and laugh and grin when they see it, or just look bewildered and mutter, “I don’t get it.”

Do you … get it?

“Things are Looking Up” tiered snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs Denver, Colorado.

Cartoon is copyrighted and used by permission of Paul Kirchner. Snow globe design  “Things are Looking Up” and globe images are copyright (c)  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.