Chickadee is a design collection paying homage to my happy childhood connections to a few of the specific flowers, birds and bits of nature that surrounded my favorite places in the world - my home, my grandparents' gardens; and my neighborhood. The flora and fauna that brought so much joy to my youth were iris blooms, roses of all kinds, oriental poppies, little orange California poppies, purple vincas, the dancing leaves of aspen trees, and the sweet trills of the Chickadee birds. They were a part of the quiet and beautiful music of the world around me. So anytime I hear the sound of the Chickadee bird in my hometown, I am flooded with memories, and reminded that they are still a grounding force to home, and a constant friend. Each piece of this puzzle is full of emotions and deep connections to the people and places that shaped me as a person. I will always hold a special place in my heart for each of these lovely parts of nature, and I hope they can become a positive new creative memory for you as well.