Hi, I’m Natala. I’m a graphic designer, former owner of a greeting card business, Ma & Grandy, and now a children’s book author and illustrator. I grew up in a large family where art, music and drama were always a part of everyday life. Mary Poppins, Singin’ in the Rain and Babar were on repeat, and books like the Famous Five and Madeline were favourite night-time reads. Creativity and storytelling have always been happy places for me.

These days, I live in Brisbane, Australia with my husband, son and our fluffy golden retriever. Since becoming a mother, I have loved watching my son, Sebastian, delight in the world around him. He was the best inspiration for Everyday Wonders.

In our first ever pandemic lockdown in early 2020, I took up drawing and set myself the challenge of creating one character every day. I loved it so much, that I started telling their stories – imagining where they lived, what they did and what made them unique. Fifty days later, fifty female characters emerged, and that’s when Everyday Wonders was born.

My hope is that children and adults alike will capture a sense of joy through our products and, in reading the book, be reminded of just how important their story is.

Thank you for stopping by!

Natala x