When I made this pillow it was a bit of a free form project. There was no particular way I planned on decorating the skull. As I was making it, it started to resemble a Day of the Dead skull rather than a basic, less frightening one for my son’s bed. I tried to make it “happier” by adding little animals in the eyes & flowers on the face but this just made it scarier in the end. Now, my son loves it & won’t sleep without it but that took a while. When he first got it he would only sleep on the back side so he wouldn’t see the picture.