Thanks for the thoughts, guys, and sorry for not getting back sooner--the holidays, pregnancy fatigue, and life in general happened. :-)
@Jason-Bowen I think you're right--a more animated pose for the rabbit isn't a bad idea. On the other hand, I kind of like the more calm, sedate Victorian feel its got, which I think more animated poses and expressions would fight with. So it's a toss up.
And good thoughts as always, @smceccarelli. I think there is a balance to be found between doing whatever you feel like at the time stylistically, and sticking with a certain process/look until you can be really consistent at it. Consistency is important--as is experimenting and stretching as an artist.
Anyway, I did make a blog post showing the progress of this piece if anyone cares to take a look: [http://www.sarahluann.com/art-blog/time-for-tea](link url)