The March ATC challenge theme, "Rain", was supposed to be about the COLOR of rain. Rain, for me, is more about emotions or moods. I grew up in a place where rain was an unpredictable factor in whether or not your birthday party, picnic, drive, walk in the park, wedding etc. would be possible. It spoiled many outdoor functions; therefore rain was a factor in my emotional state.
I chose to use a photo of a girl looking wistfully out a window and made a transfer out of it using LazerTran mounting it on a piece of an altered magazine page. The backgrounds were all from pages of magazines that I applied washes of CitraSolv, manipulating the pages until I got the effect I wanted.