“…. who, what or where is it and then why did you pick it?”
I suppose she is an embodiment of my past, as I lived in Wales for many years, and was involved in early medieval/Norse/Celtic studies in Wales and in Ireland, so interlace patterns and a medieval appearance are appropriate. The figure also has plaits – I’ve been known to wear plaits, and my hair, particularly in the morning when I try to get a brush through it, attempts to take on the form of Celtic knotwork! However, I must admit that she was intended to be temporary, to be a colourful, reassuring presence, rather than have a ghostly, grey, indeterminate pawn in a comments box. At some point, I intend to create a more fitting avatar and retire the medieval usherette.
I now pass the challenge on to anyone who wishes to explain their avatar.