Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working in museums, galleries and the arts, an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects, and a parent to two young beings who can't help but influence her creative journey.

Through the name Norris and the Flamingo, she shares the sense of adventure that runs through all of life, wherever we are on our journey. A sense of imagination, of possibility and discovery, for children and adults alike.

21 June 2010

Eccentric Sketching

I spent a glorious couple of days with a group from St James' Primary School (Hampton), exploring Place Setting with sketchbooks and drawing challenges before heading off to make our own creations. Gifted children sometimes find it difficult to let go of their perfectionism, so I really enjoy sharing some of my favourite challenges - drawing without looking at the paper, without taking the pen off the paper, or looking really hard and then drawing from memory. This group responded inspirationally - these are a come of my favourites, by Magdalena, Rachele, Isabel and Ella.