and agonized over tearing up a 100 year old book!
I did tear it apart, it wasn't a valuable first edition type book, the cover was damaged when I bought it and it was published many times over, so I felt it probably would have been thrown away if I had donated it to the thrift store. I bought the book a long while ago and saved it for just this purpose since I liked the old style paper pages and will use them as foundation pieces on some aceos in the future.
I started this aceo at a crossroads in my life. The angel image is of an ornament given to me many years ago. This aceo is a work in progress and nearly finished.