Hi There, January is turning out to be okay. I’ve completed a few more Lit Lady portraits since the new year. Finally, I am ready to finish the last picture for this little series. I tried twice to stitch this last authoress, but it took the 3rd try to satisfy me. But, my design for this canvas included a particular fabric for the background,d and I ran out of the material after the other 2 canvases didn’t work out. So, Sew, I’m waiting for Etsy to send it. I hope the fabric arrives really soon because I’m ready to move on and try to make epic artwork on the 3 huge canvases waiting for me upstairs in the guest room closet, where the big canvases get stored. I’m going to need that closet for my ‘mother of the bride’ dress….sometime soon! Now, onto the finished portraits. 1. All the writers mean something to me, and I’m happy with my work. 2. I chose small 10″ canvases as they are not as labor-intensive. You all know that making stitched art on canvas larger than around 20″ requires either an unusually long reach or that one must stitch on a smaller canvas then attach it to a larger canvas. 3. I avoid shadows and excessive facial details (wrinkles!) because the canvas is small. It can be tricky to find what defines the subject’s essential features. I had to add shadows that last Lit Lady since the photographs I found are almost filled with shadows. Those shadows just seemed to distort the subject’s face. In the 3rd round, I left out all the shadows, and now, she’s much easier to recognize. 4. Though each writer is well known to me and familiar to most well-read women, I still researched their backgrounds and other writings. I spent hours listening to interviews on YouTube and pondering how much to add besides the writer’s image.