Finding the Key to Happiness 6x6 mixed media with vintage lock


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Finding the Key to Happiness 6x6 mixed media with vintage lock

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paper, canvas, paint, metal, found objects, keys, lock, beads, rhinestones, vintage lock

"Finding the key to happiness, sometimes requires changing the lock" is a phrase I coined* and this 6x6 mixed media piece on canvas celebrates the sentiment. In peachy pink/beige with patterned paper, paint, an antique Yale lock, an old key, rhinestones and other embellishments. Due to the wide edged gallery wrapped canvas it can either be hung or stand.

I love the fact that people interpret this phrase that I coined both as humor and as profound - we often create our own locks that keep us from happiness. I wrote the phrase as an invitation to a lock changing party years ago when I purchased the house I had been living in so it is dear to my heart.

10% of the sale goes to Operation Smile, an organization that provides free cleft palate surgery for kids around the world so they find some happiness.

Handmade by me in the USA

*The phrase "Finding the key to happiness, sometimes requires changing the lock" is copyright 1996 by Geri Moran.

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5 out of 5 stars (12)
  • mary ellen maraschino Mar 13, 2019
    5 out of 5 stars
    Wonderful, unique and adventuresome collage bottle! I felt as if I were travelling to exotic places. The piece is very interesting with unusual designs. Reflects much creativity and well thought out. Artistic as well as multi-purpose. I have the choice of using it as a water bottle or decorative piece. Packaged with love and delivered early. This shop is definitely a very high priority on my favorites list! Owner shares proceeds with various charities as well. Top notch!!
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  • Reviewed by Inactive May 1, 2016
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Deborah Fischer Feb 26, 2015
    5 out of 5 stars
    The heart is just stunning!! I am thrilled. Also wonderful how you placed it in a gift box.. Love the "extra"! The magnet is now on my frig - so funny! (I have a t-shirt given to me which says: "I Survived Catholic School".) Thank you!!
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  • chezadele Feb 20, 2015
    5 out of 5 stars
    Adorable angel! Geri went out of her way (finding the right tulle and even dying the flowers) to make sure she was "teal" for ovarian cancer!! Thanks, Geri!
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