I never know when I start on a design whether or not the idea I have is going to work out. Sometimes it doesn't, and I have to scrap it entirely and start with a new idea. Other times, I have to go through all kinds of contortions and revisions before I'm happy. Then again, sometimes I get more ideas during the process, and if I'm lucky, it all comes together. I think I got lucky on this one.
You all know that Raggedy Ann has a Candy Heart, right? I mean, everyone knows that, right? 'Cuz if you don't, it's time you read some of the original Raggedy Ann books by Johnny Gruelle and got yourself some edjumacashkun.
It's the birds in flight that make this image. Without them, it just kind of sits there.