Going Steampunk (you could say, “under construction”)

When asked, “Are you going Steampunk?” this globe says it all.

Going Steampunk custom snow globe by Camryn Forrest DesignsInside the miniature world of a swirling, glittering snow globe, tiny workmen on ladders remodel a plain fairy cottage into a steampunk dwelling, adding watch gears, an elaborate rooftop and riveted metal embellishments. Shake the globe and watch the world shimmer with gold microdust, settling slowly as the craftsmen get back to work.

Details: Four-inch glass globe encasing a one of a kind mixed media sculpture of clay, wood, leather, vintage jewelry and metal findings. The interior sculpture is just over two inches tall; it appears slightly larger due to magnification of liquid and glass. The round wood base is wrapped in a indented and pressed clay band with added gears and hardware on the touchable exterior. Engraved metal plate states “Going Steampunk” — this snow globe will be auctioned to support arts education programs by the Cherry Creek Arts Festival.

Can She Bake a Cherry Pie?

Sorry, but the refrain of that happy little ditty is stuck in my brain-chimes at the moment, darling Billy.

We are happy to be invited to the Cherry Creek Arts Festival, Denver, Colorado July 4-5-6.

The studio is calliPretty Please with Cherries, Camryn Forrest Designsng!
We have a LOT of work to do.

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All designs and photographs copyright (c) 2013 and 2014, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado

Cherry Creek Arts Festival in July

Steamunk Cherries Snow Globe Camryn Forrest Designs 2013  Ooh, so much to do!

We are very excited to announce that Camryn Forrest Designs will be showing at the Cherry Creek Arts Festival in Denver, Colorado the second weekend in July — July 5-6-7 to be specific.

Is this a big deal, you ask? Well … yes. It’s huge. While we are still making art and living our every day lives, we are also designing and building a display booth, ordering colored postcards, getting business papers in order and, and and … a million details. Oh, yeah. And trying to build up some inventory for patrons to see at the show. Whew.

While all that HAS to be done before the show, you know what we’ve been working on?  Come on, guess!

A one of a kind twin CHERRY snow globe, of course. Because nothing says “procrastination” like making steampunk’d twin cherries.

Let’s give it a spin.

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Airships, Dirigibles and Zeppelins, oh my!

What is it about airships, you ask? I have no easy answer. I like the way they look, the adventures they imply, the endless possibilities. And they seem somehow, green, you know? They just putter along with mostly windpower (that’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.)

TotusMel was kind enough to feature one of my floating snow globes on her recent blog showing a collection of airships. (Never say “blimp,” it hurts their feelings.http://totusmelswunderkammer.blogspot.com/2013/05/dirigible.html

It got me thinking: just how many airship/dirigible/zeppelin snow globes HAVE I made? I did a quick inventory from the past few months and it appears if you include hot air balloons, flying saucers, rockets and dirigible as “airships” … well, I’ve done quite a few.

Let’s see …

Airship Voyager snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs

Dances with Clouds snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs

Flying Saucer snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs

Rough Sailing snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs

Uncharted Skies snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs

Launch Party Rocket snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs

Scavenger Junk Airship snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs

Airship over Rooftops snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs

And then there’s this one, nearly finished.

I call it “Flight of the Warrior Rhino.”  Coming soon to a fantasy near you.

Don’t ask. Sometimes these sculptures have a mind of their own.

 "Flight of the Warrior Rhino" snow globe by Camryn Forrest Designs

Work in Progress (Heart) snow globe

“It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye.”

–          The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint Exupéry

“The Heart wants what it wants – or else it does not care.”

–          Emily Dickinson

 Work in Progress Heart snow globe

The workings of the heart remain a mystery. It dips and swims with swirling emotion, it aches for what it cannot have, and grieves for what is lost. The heart dreams of better days. The heart is selfish, and can be self-less. We want for ourselves, and wish even more for those we love.

Unseen by all but those who know us best, the heart carries scars and patches from battles, the repairs, the mending, the work-arounds. It is resilient.

The mythical source of love, emotion, kindness and desire, the heart is always a work in progress.

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