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.

29 November 2014

Lacey Vases

IMG_6903 IMG_7315 In response to the Lacemakers exhibition in the Stables Gallery at Orleans House, I ran a workshop for families, trapping lace between layers of papier mache tissue paper, to create delicate vases. IMG_7319

22 November 2014

The (almost) Finished Rag Rug

IMG_7334 Some time ago I shared my Rag Rug project as a 'work in progress'. Some time later, I finished it, a touchy feely, playmat for my daughter. Of course, I have, to date, slowed at the final and far less interesting step of mounting and backing the rug, but I thought I'd share the finished product in the meantime. My learning curves ... while I'm delighted with the multi-sensory effects of the rug, I wouldn't mix applique and rag rugging in quite this way again, as the rag rugging dominates so far over the applique shapes. It would work well with bigger, bolder shapes, perhaps, or reapeated patterns. For example, the red shapes are snails, but sadly their necks have disappeared in a sea of rags!

7 November 2014

Felt Baby Shoes

IMG_7249On our most recent Making Things Day, we decided to follow up a lovely link sent by a friend months ago, and make some shoes for babies. In honesty, our babies are pushing the size limits of something like this, but they'll make great gifts! And for now, they're the only shoes with any chance of staying on Feets' feet! IMG_7247