Thanks for the input everyone! She is "ugly" isn't she but with elements. This is a texture blend, warped in the fires of SEP2. I wanted something heavy and not cute. I'm trying out some different techniques combining CS5 (which I have VERY little experience with) and LR 4.3/SEP2. I can generate a "safe" capture that most people would like but I'm pushing out my comfort zone to see what is exactly out there. You may see me fall on my face but I'm going to keep on keeping on till I'm satified!
Again, I really appreciate the critiques! Good, bad, happy, or sad.