This piece was inspired by my pets…3 dogs, 4 cats, ferret, lizards and tortoises. It is made from a wooden box that I found at a garage sale. I made a mosaic on the front out of various handmade and store bought tiles. I included the words "Happiness Is…" on the front and when you open it you see hand stitched stuffies of my pets and I. We are embellished with various buttons and findings and we're all wearing big hearts on our chests. On the opposite side is a collage of dictionary definitions I printed of all the animal species. I consider this piece to be a self portrait.