Megan Dowsett is a creative consultant working with museums and galleries, and an illustrator who is finding her voice through personal and local projects.

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.

25 September 2010

The Children of Otavalo

My journey took me to the animal markets at Otavalo, north of Quito. Here, amidst a heaving hubbub of pigs, cows, chickens and people, I sat down to sketch. When I realised I had a young audience for my sketching, I tore up pages from my sketchbook and invited them to draw too. So we did a kind of sketch exchange - I gave them each a picture in exchange for one of mine. I'd like to create a kind of collage re-enactment of the market, if I have enough pictures.