(Air) Ship Happens

We’ve been making steampunk airships incased in snow sparkle globes for quite a few years, and like to think we’ve gotten better over time. Experience is an excellent teacher, although the tuition can be high.

Early airships …

More recent airships …

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One question we get asked at shows is: can you make a smaller blimp? The large airships are usually in a glass globe with a diameter of about five inches. But we also have our tiny globes that measure just over two inches across. There was NO way to get an airship into a globe with an opening that small.

Until we happened upon a vintage necklace at a thrift shop and thought: those beads sure look like a zeppelin.  Did it take way too long to make this tiny ship with its tiny rigging of single golden threads? Of course it does, but you know, ship happens.

And we think it’s just as cute as its big sister ships.

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All photos and designs are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Coming Home to Sky Island City

Imagine a city in the sky, a floating island of bustling industry. Airships carry passengers and supplies from land to land, from cloud to cloud. The island is a blink in the eye of the universe; it is the entire world for those who live there.

Does the world come to visit the Sky Island City, or does the city ride the movement of the sky, and venture far and wide to visit the world?

 

See “Sky Island City” and other custom snow globes a the steampunk exhibition “Odd Beauty” at the Southampton Arts Center, Southampton New York, September 23 through November 12, 2017.  The Odd Beauty Exhibition is curated by artist/author Art Donovan.
“Sky Island City”, one of a  kind sparkle snow globe with two “inhabited” clay islands, floating gently in the clouds, with tiny airships, and sky full of possibilities. When shaken, the liquid sky fills with gentle copper and green glitter dust. Weathered clay cliffs wrap the globe base. All images and designs are copyright (c) 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado, U.S.A.

Journey to the Stars

Who hasn’t wished for the courage and opportunity to take the first wild step into the unknown?

“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home.”
– Matsuo Basho

 

 

 

 

“Journey to the Stars” one of a kind snow/sparkle globe with tiny mixed media zeppelin and sailing ship below. When shaken, the mystic fog and shimmering clouds envelop the ship in a cloak of near invisibility until the light finds it, again. All designs and images copyright (c) 2016 and 2017 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado USA.

Renegade Airship

Arrrr, it’s the pirate’s life for me!

When one is in the mood to be dastardly, not just any ship will do. The Renegade is just that: a lone wolf gone off to seek fortune and adventure where it might be found.

 

When shaken, the ship disappears into the clouds. Renegade Airship snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado

 

Mixed media sculpture, 2.75 inches tall and about 3 inches wide, inside a glass globe filled with liquid and shimmering cloud dust. Leather-warpped base with brass rivet embellishment. All images and designs copyright (c) 2014 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado

Explorer – Steampunk Airship globe

A ship in a bottle?

An airship in a snow globe. With glittery, star-sparkled dust carrying it on an adventure, Starship Explorer rides the airwaves.

Explorer Airship snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs 2014

Explorer Airship snow globe, Camryn Forrest Designs 2014

Five inch glass globe containing a tiny steampunk zeppelin and sailing ship below, when shaken, the liquid-filled globe shimmers with gold and iridescent microdust. Custom copper plates riveted into four angled sides of base.
Images and designs Copyright (c) 2014, Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado

Below the Storm – Submarine Snow Globe

What if someone was diving who did not know that all kinds of storm was raging above? Swimming, as it were, Below the Storm.

This piece is just that: the quiet calm place below the storm, where we explore and delve into mysteries of the deep.

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One of a kind snow globe, with leather-wrapped base showcasing brass porthole windows backed with real mica leaves.

All designs and images are copyright (c) 2014 Camryn Forrest Designs, Denver, Colorado.