I have always laughed at the saying "Painting oneself into a corner." Well in a manner of speaking, that is what happened to me while painting on this piece. I was happily working on the finishing touches, when suddenly I had the thought "where am I going to sign my name?" I was not about to put a signature on her face, and I loved all the strokes of light and hair. I even played with the idea of leaving my signature off. Finally I took out my teeniest, tiniest brush and signed it in the top left corner. In the end, I don't think it took away from "American Girl" at all!