a little too close i think. This close up shot doesn't look serious
Who said it was supposed to look serious?
FWIW, I think it's cool, as long as she likes it. If you're doing a caricature and she wanted/hoped for something more serious, and she doesn't like it because of the distortion, then that's not so good.
But if she still has a good sense of humor and a light heart after 107 years, then it's great!