Cris has asked about my altered book, what it is about and what I will put in it. This particular book, made from a children's board book, can only have flat things put into it. I have made altered books before in which I glued pictures and words and rhinestones inside. However, where I seem stymied here, is that I glued all the squares of paper on first which adds a lot of texture already and doesn't seem to invite pictures, although maybe words would work.
The book will not close even now, so most likely it will stand open like a three dimensional piece.
As to theme or meaning that has not yet quite gelled. When it does I will know what else to do to the book. In a comment human being suggested it made her think maybe it was my mother's life story. I like that idea and will let it simmer in my mind and see what happens.
I was going through my blog and found a post on this altered book (see below), a reliquary I made. I guess these are the only photos of it as the original photos are stuck in an old computer and can't be gotten out. This is slightly different from the board book as it was made from a little dictionary with paper pages so I glued pages together and cut little doors and niches in the pages. But it gives you an idea. I gave this to my friend Gael for a gift.