I've made changes to this piece, adding more value contrast around the mouth, nose, front shirt strip, sleeve, etc, and removing the collar, which seemed too constraining. Somehow, the small flowers that were formerly gracing her hair and chest seemed lacking in vibrancy and didn't contain the feeling I want to express, so I've added three large blooms and I am seeing her as about to enter that state of creative flow, which is symbolized by the flowers. I'm feeling pretty pleased with how this is looking and I may begin adding handstitching, next. If you click on the photo to enlarge it, you can see there is a second face - in profile on the left - that I think looks eager to enter the flow and the lips on this face read more like a tongue, stretching to taste the unknown. She is grounded, solid, still and open to what surprises lay in store.