Emily, it looks like you are shooting at wide or near wide open so I'd call it softening. I find the play of elements whimsical and challenging. I love it!by Emily McKillip, on Flickr
Unintentional blur, and I can't make up my mind how I feel about it. Part of me says "aargh, the woman in front is blurry," and part of me says, "but maybe the blur helps to focus attention on the crazy painting to the left."