My entry for the New Year's Ball.
It doesn't really follow the theme of New Year's (holiday-themed dolls aren't really my thing), but there was some sort of method to it. Cue long explanation in 3...2...1...
If this contest was held a year ago then this doll would be very dark and emo, because 2009 was the second-worst year in my life. But 2010 was pretty awesome and I think it was a turning point. So bright and happy with purple being a colour that stood out to me last year.
There's still some black because 2010 wasn't perfect and we shouldn't forget the bad stuff of the past. Plus, 2011 is when I submit my 80,000-100,000 word thesis and then find a job so I anticipate some unhappy moments this year.
There was also cream to represent my hopes for the year and my trip to the US but that wasn't working out so I went with black. I guess that means that 2011 will be gloomy XD
The flowers and hair have no meaning
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