Birth of a Dream is a 500-piece, Velvet-Touch puzzle, featuring the artwork of Maria Brozozowska, an illustrator and visual storyteller. Birth of a Dream, like most of Brzozowska's work, explores escapism, fictional transport, and eccentric architecture. Her painting was created using various shades of blue, the color Brzozowska relies on to achieve her dreamlike atmospheres. The unique Art & Fable printing process produces richly colored puzzle pieces with a soft, velvety feel, and absolutely no distracting puzzle glare. Looking beyond the beautifully designed (and reasonably sized!) box, each puzzle contains 3 bonus features. First, is a sturdy, Velvet-Touch, print, suitable for framing. It will provide for maximum enjoyment of the artwork during puzzling and long after. Second, we provide a very handy box-top stand. And third, we provide a re-closeable bag to prevent lost pieces. Art & Fable Puzzle Company gives back with every puzzle sold. Donations from the sale of this puzzle will go to the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Baltimore, MD. Kennedy Krieger clinical programs meet the specialized needs of children and adolescents with developmental disabilities. More than 35 different outpatient clinics, three inpatient units, several home and community programs and clinical laboratories all address the specific conditions of children with a wide range of disorders including Autism, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Brain Injury and Recovery and Behavioral Psychology.