character designs

I prefer to create characters that reflect the richness of diversity & individuality in our world.


Environment is central to each character’s world.

I have a desire when possible to increase children’s exposure to the natural world and its animals as friends, encouraging respect for biodiversity.

heartfelt stories

Lyrical voice focused on internal journeys of character towards hope & growth.

I also love a bit of magical realism – often bringing two realistic worlds together – intersecting & bridging differences.

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©bonnie lambourn / fireUrchin ~ 2021