This exercise was interesting and challenging. The various shadow techniques made a significant difference.
In my original layout, the journaling was longer. As a writer, I get carried away with telling a story. I need to keep the use of the graphic in mind, in a gallery with a smaller size vs. a standalone that can fill the screen.
I had a problem with the journaling disappearing when resizing from the PSPimage to 600X600. I tried several scenarios but couldn’t determine the cause. There was no problem saving as a 3600X3600 JPG. I resized to 600 using the larger JPG.