Looking through my past altered book pages, (here and here) I'm kind of bored by them. I realized how neat and organized they were, almost like scrapbook pages. Which isn't what an altered book is; I needed my pages to be sloppier. So here's the result:
It was actually made about 2 weeks ago, but I didn't like the finished page and I put it aside. This morning, I opened my book and when I reached this page I stopped. I saw it in a different way and realized I liked it! The tree trunk is painted with a thick coffee paste, and textured with the end of a paintbrush. The background is done with paint and pastels. I drew the face in the center, and the words say:
"If I were a tree, strong and tall,
I would give you shade and oxygen
I would change with the seasons
And the birds would make their home in my branches"