"The Key to Your Universe is That You Can Choose"

June 12th, 2009 in member junk     
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I found 10 pounds of vintage keys in a bucket at the salvage yard – a cool find in itself, but the best part was that most of them still had their old hand-written tags.
...to include Testing Center, Painter Ladder Lock, IBM Machine Cabinet, Trophy Case, etc. Im assuming they came out of an old school.
Since the tags were too cool to remove, I came up with this art piece that gives the feeling of an old wood key locker and hand wrote the quote on a hand made aluminum key fob. I used half of an old wood chess box for the locker.
I wanted the eye to find interest in the keys and the tags and then subtly fall upon the quote. Each key is on an old nail for easy choosing.
The Key to Your Universe is That You Can Choose
 
I found 10 pounds of vintage keys in a bucket at the salvage yard – a cool find in itself, but the best part was that most of them still had their old hand-written tags.

I found 10 pounds of vintage keys in a bucket at the salvage yard – a cool find in itself, but the best part was that most of them still had their old hand-written tags.


"The Key to Your Universe is That You Can Choose"

I found 10 pounds of vintage keys in a bucket at the salvage yard – a cool find in itself, but the best part was that most of them still had their old hand-written tags.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - JennyK Original
posted in: member junk, wood, artwork, eclectic, industrial, family room, bedroom, office, great room, key holder

Comments (12)

CleverThinker writes: I think your stuff is BRILLIANT. Really....the quotes....and the thoughts behind them....great use of found stuff...and a wonderful sense of humor.

Thanks for sharing!

Larry Posted: 12:45 pm on December 31st
MimiToria writes: Jenny - You have got to have the coolest salvage yard around. How cool to find all of these keys at once. Fun!
Gretchen Posted: 7:27 pm on June 22nd
CottageElements writes: Very, cool, Jenny. Great find!

Lani Posted: 10:03 pm on June 16th
georgiamoon writes: Jenny...HOW do you do it???? Always something new and exciting and simple and beautiful coming from you. Always amazing!!! Georgia Posted: 1:23 pm on June 15th
JunkArchitect writes: Here’s another great piece Jenny. You have an unlimited supply of fantastic ideas and junk…lucky you.
I love old keys with tags but I never find more than a couple at a time.

Jim
Posted: 11:01 pm on June 14th
Carrie111 writes: This is so awesome! It's amazing how something so simple can be so pleasing! Wonderful job... Posted: 6:57 pm on June 14th
junkermidge writes: As always, your artwork is just WAY TOO COOL. Great sentiment.
Midge Posted: 10:36 pm on June 13th
shabbychick writes: Jenny - awesome piece!! And...10 pounds of keys - wow!! Lots of history in those - and lots of possibilities for you!You've done a beautiful job as always - in your artwork and in the thought behind it!

Kathy Posted: 10:33 pm on June 13th
fellowjunker writes: MY GOODNESS JENNY..............you continually amaze me with your junk finds!!! This is a beautiful piece...you have such a gift.
xojanis Posted: 3:28 pm on June 13th
StrangeCargo writes: Good morning, Jenny

The best thing about this is not the keys, or the box, but your subtle compilation of it all bounded by your simple, yet powerful quote. How inspiring! Thank you for sharing all your projects with us.

Ken Posted: 6:23 am on June 13th
oldnews writes: I really like this! You have to wonder about all the people who these keys belonged to...
Marie Posted: 12:04 am on June 13th
alicemom writes: I think you must have found the keys to your heart. Very cool
Jenny.
smiles, alice Posted: 11:35 pm on June 12th
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