Namaste said:I feel this fool speaks less of impetuousness and of innocence than it does of wisdom
I really agree! Her facial expression is so full of knowing. She is looking where she is going (at the goal, and not the drop in front of her) and is determined to move forward.
I think this goes very well with The Fool as a woman. The usual man is less in touch with the subtle world around him, (no offence to my gender) and needs an animal to urge him along, or warn him of the perils. Usually the background in this card emphasises the air element of rational thinking, and perhaps stepping away from that. In this card there is a dark forest, of confused and hidden things (a feeling more like the High Priestess for me).
The Female Fool by contrast is not only fully aware of the mysteries around her, but is using her drum to set the pace for others. In this card the dog is looking to her for guidance.