So after staring this gal down for a long time, I set her aside also, and began another piece, one without a face. The result was magical for me. I decided it was already time to 'about face' and change directions. I painted one whole piece in just a couple days' time. This isn't actually completely done yet, but it's close. It measures 23" x 23".The upper righthand corner of this 'swatch' has a shaded under/over effect that I will do over the whole weaving. I used a basic soft leaded graphite pencil (9B) to do the shading and worked it in with a small blending stump. I'm very happy with the result. I feel like making a whole bunch more of these pieces now. I'm pleased that it goes so quickly and the tedious nature is actually very welcome to me. It's like knitting! What more could I ask for?