I always loved the initial frantic swirl that eventually settled into a gentle tumbling. My favorites had teeny, but complex, scenes- a sleepy town, Santa's workshop, a pond crowded with skaters. Later, I confess, a touch of glitter would catch my eye and now I am partial to a single, beautiful figure or object inside the glass.
There is something about a fixed moment that can come alive, become dynamic, with a simple shake. You can hold them, right there in your hand....tiny worlds.
Image "My World", artist PokinatchaChick
Image "100 percent chance of flurries", artist Sorcha-Reul
Image "Snow Globe Snowstorm", artist garlandcannon
Right now I have a new very favorite. I figure I'll end with that. This is the world I'm getting lost in today.
Image "Traveler 78 at Night", artists Martin and Muñoz