Illustration and Puppets

Category: #australian

Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2020

How exciting! An image from Message in a Sock is on display at the 2020 Bologna Children’s Book Illustrator’s Wall. What an honour to be picture amongst the beautiful images representing Australia.


Shortlisted for the Premier’s History Awards

I can now reveal that ‘Message In a Sock’ has been shortlisted in the NSW Premier’s History Award in the ‘Young People’s History Prize’! I am so excited! We get these lovely silver stickers on our books now too! Congratulations on all those shortlisted!


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Narelda_joy.jpg At the awards night State Library of NSW – courtesy of photographer Joy Lai.

Scenic World Shopping Night

The inaugural Scenic World Shopping Night occurred on November 10th in Katoomba. I was so excited to see the new Mountains Made display of my puppets and illustrations. I even made the Blue Mountains Gazette, pictured with the lovely Kelly Heylen, the Creative Industries Cluster Manager for Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE).


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Poppy and Belle Logo

Recently I was lucky enough to work on a logo for Poppy and Belle’s new range Needle Soup.

Needle Soup is a range of jewellery I adore made from vintage knitting needles!

The range is available at

or at the Poppy and Belle Etsy store.

Narelda Joy logo design

I love my new Needle Soup earrings!

Poppy and Belle

Poppy and Belle is based in the beautiful Blue Mountains of Australia.