I think this is a fantastic picture. Both the way you made the face and the motif feels orgiginal, and it's intruiging to look at. I think it's interesting that it's possible to interpret it in different ways (I don't know if that was intentional, but it's cool nevertheless), since the way she's holdning "the music" both looks as if she's holding a bouquet and is somehow strangling it at the same time. There's only two things that's bothering me and one is the notes in the background, they ad a messiness. But at the same time it's good that you're following up the music theme so maybe I shouldn't complain. The other thing is that I miss her other arm, I think she looks a bit chopped off. But you're technique is stellar, that's some gorgoues shading. And even though I don't really know what to think about the notes I think it's amazing the way you've added them even in the darker parkt of the background where they're barley visible. Seriously, if I had money, this is the kind of picture I would want framed on my wall. You got yourself a fan.
Oh, I like this very much. You did very well with the skill part, nice shading and all, but I love that this piece makes me think. I just wonder why she's holding the music like that, and what she's going to do with it. I applaud your creativity.