The personification of winter. Not sure why she's so sad, but I really wanted to try a bit of pathos. I also wanted to try very, very pale skin. Also, I needed a new picture to decorate my walls at work. Also, I've ended up using this image for my Christmas cards this year (08). So this gal has helped me out a lot already ;-) She very nearly ended up with black hair, which would have been dramatically different, and still very cool, but in the end I liked the pale hair better. The snowflakes were fun. I spent a bit of time getting one crystal just right, then I created a brush in Photoshop. Yeah, so they're not all individually different flakes - show me a working mother who has time to create a hundred original snowflakes!!!