Bambi Edlund grew up in Wycliffe, a small community between Kimberly and Cranbrook, surrounded by coyotes, cougars, bears, and a star-filled night sky.
She spent summer nights watching for satellites and shooting stars, and glimpses of the Milky Way. Days were spent exploring, reading, and making things. Above all else, she loved animals and drawing. She drew all the time —the margins of her grade school notebooks were filled with singing cats, dancing groundhogs, and chickens playing guitar.
This self-taught artist, designer, needle-felted sculptor, and stop motion animator, has been the Art Director for Edible Vancouver since 2008. She illustrated the picture book What a Waste: Where Does Garbage Go? (Annick Press, 2017), and is currently at work on a proposal for Kids Can Press.
Filled with delightful humour and invention, colour, and energy, Bambi’s illustrations are a perfect match for next year’s theme of “space”: Explore Our Universe!
Bambi lives in Vancouver, BC with a large Bernese mountain dog named Beatrix and a big fluffy cat named Midge. Bambi is available for library visits and may be reached through her website.