I strive to increase children’s exposure to animals & plants in the natural world – encouraging respect for biodiversity and love for the aliveness of nature.

heartfelt stories

I enjoy sharing real issues with some magical realism – expansive imaginings offer space for a child to work through difficult times, keep hope alive, while figuring out real-world transformations. Different worlds colliding and intersecting also enables characters to face issues, or model solutions for change and connection in our world.

character designs

I prefer to create characters that reflect rich diversity & individuality.

*Click on character / stories art above to see additional pages of related art.

©bonnie lambourn / fireUrchin ~ 2022