In 2009, Val & Tess began writing a series of songs together and quickly decided that their musical connection would make a great duo. The musical duo plays in their local area as 'The Val & Tess Duo' but felt that another name would be better suited as they began their CD adventure. With much consideration to the original music they shared, the duo came up with the name 'The Plaid Dragonflies-Val & Tess Duo'. Both singers and songwriters felt that the name was a great fit for representing their shared passion for music & life as well as creating a positive image of inner strength and light. "Our dragonfly symbolizes self-awareness and positive life changes. Dragonflies only live a short life and so they are believed to live in the moment. Dragonflies aid in clearing the path so you can see your life with new eyes and new light. Within our dragonfly wings, a plaid design represents all of the interweaving lines of our lives - the music that we make and the connection that we share, as well as the shared talents of all musicians and the endless connectivity with our family and friends." The upper wing forms the 'T-wing' for Tess in shades of pink signifying love & healing energy. The bottom wing forms the 'V-wing' for Val in shades of green signifying a love & harmonious energy- together creating The Plaid Dragonflies - Val & Tess Duo!