the idea of creating these 8" x 8" pages is for the students to create them and use them as "blanks"; to take the artful pages home and write on them later.
i just feel that it would be to much pressure on the individual student to think up something to write during class---- it is not private enough. as for me, i photocopy and use these images over and over -tweaking the meaning this way and that.
in this piece, this young girl represents to me, a girl infatuated with the idea of love - wondering who she will one day marry. a virgin. this piece might invoke fond memories or perhaps, it can represent a daughter in the present. also she could be used as a madonna for the holidays or a saint - one could create an additional altar for her.
this was created on heavy watercolor paper using washes of color over a resist of matte medium using alphabet stamps. the image is one i have prepared (painted) for class use and is ready to be stick down and embellished.