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.

24 June 2012

Carnival Parade: China

And here, from the Carnival Parade, is China ... Chinese dragon made with great joy by Caroline with Orleans Infants school, and the banner by myself with the children on a holiday workshop at the Gallery. IMG_4064Second photo, thanks to Drew Jones; third photo, thanks to David Shepherd.

21 June 2012

Carnival Parade: Japan

IMG_0111Twickenham Carnival took place last Sunday. The sun shone for us and plenty of people turned out to parade through the streets. I have to confess to having had an emotional moment as I looked at the amassed parade waiting to go and thought 'I did that'. Joy! IMG_4057I have been waiting until the parade to show a lot of the finished work, so perhaps I'll show it a country at a time, entry by entry. Here, then is Japan ... IMG_0002

3 June 2012

The Lion's Mane

IMG_4002I spent a day at Orleans Infants School working with children from Reception to Year 2 to make a lion's head for the Carnival parade. Here are a few steps along the way ... IMG_4004