As a child,
Bonnie's prized possessions included many of the necessary tools
of a serious artist. Pencil crayons, drawing books, assorted
pencils and colourful pads of paper were always close at hand.
Some of her favorite things to draw were cartoons of ocean life,
images of a dog she called "Rex" as well as printing
poems and text in microscopic proportions.
Throughout high school and
college, Bonnie chose to specialize in drawing, graphic arts
and photography. She received numerous awards and a scholarship
for her efforts.
In the late 90's, Bonnie's
drawing skills were re-ignited when her husband Wayne started
up two community newspapers. Always looking for a new feature,
he encouraged Bonnie to pick up her pen and draw. This was when
ComParrot "Spot the Differences" Puzzles first took
on life and began challenging newspaper readers.
Today, Bonnie finds herself
drawing as much as possible. Sometimes late at night she's tossing
around a new idea or putting the final touches on the next puzzle.
Bonnie is truly in her element with pen in hand bringing life
to a blank piece of paper. She gets a thrill out of figuring
out which differences to make in the puzzles and an even bigger
thrill watching a reader look for them.
You can expect to see a snippet
of Bonnie (B.J.) Malcolm's personal experiences in her whimsical
ComParrot Puzzles and you can be sure that she enjoys sharing
them with readers of all ages.