Something about the "teens," the pre-World War I era from around 1910-1917, has always drawn me— America in apparent innocence, before two world upheavals. Of course, that "idyllic America" was only idyllic for a segment of the population. There was plenty of darkness to go around.
Characters are coming to me from this era, and I'm not sure where they're going. There may be a book in this— I'm just free-spinning, listening to their voices as I draw. This one above started out sweet, and grew wistful as she came onto the page. Though I come from a line of teachers and I see teaching as one of the highest professions, in that era there were only a few career opportunities open to women—most likely secretary, nurse, or teacher. I started to think that perhaps this wasn't her life's aspiration.
What do you think she might have chosen, given wider and more equal opportunities? [note: this post has been edited for clarity]