Megan Dowsett is a freelance creative consultant working with museums and galleries.

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.

Her core values come down to two simple things:

People: At the heart of everything she does, people are there – be it audiences of any age or background, volunteers, staff or freelancers and apprentices. She believes that the best projects take everybody with them on a learning journey.

Creativity: In every role she’s taken, creativity has played a key priority. Working in Museums and Galleries, creativity brings a valuable opportunity to think about the same things in a different way.

Museums and galleries are the perfect place to bring the joy of discovery and magic of adventure to everyone who passes through the doors - and to invite those who haven't yet braved these sometimes intimidating buildings, to do so in a dynamic and inviting way.

Over twelve years working in these exciting settings, Megan has developed extensive experience in both managing and delivering creative projects that engage with a wide variety of audiences.

15 May 2011

Sock Monkeys

Sock Monkey 004Sock Monkey 002Sock Monkey 006I thought it might be fun to make a sock monkey for the new baby. And then I realised, it would be even more fun to invite said baby's mother round to make one herself. Thus, the re-installment of 'making things days', an amiable tradition of crochet, paint, cutting, tearing and general mess making in the company of wine and chatter.

After a slightly-less-leisurely-than-usual day of stitching and stuffing (soundtrack: "if I have to stuff another leg..." and "it looks more like a cow than a monkey"), here are a few finished sock monkeys - by Christine, Hannah and myself. More to follow, perhaps ...