Idon't know why but Marie says she was unsure about this work, whether it was finished or not. I love it as it is..... Her loose white threads, the half stuck on words, the raw edges, the flimsy piece of muslin held on with a smudge of white paint and the Japanese asemic characters in the photo all give it a wonderful sense of frailty and delicacy that always seems to come through in her work. The Japanese girl playing what looks like mah Jong seems to be from a magazine cover called The International Pictorial - well, coming to me in SA is certainly International and being on IUOMA is pictorial (sort of) so all in all a most successful piece Marie! I am sure you will get lots of requests for one of these so stop feeling unsure!!! THANKS my friend, it will be displayed with your other works in my lounge.