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.

12 December 2015

Whoosh around the Mulberry Bush

Every Friday I take Feets to the library (soon to be replaced by a gym ... ) for some singing and stories.  Afterwards, Feets busily moves around the library, placing books in piles, posting them through the returns box hole, and then choosing one book after another to read.  I, meanwhile, work my way through the picture book trays, choosing books that Feets will enjoy and getting utterly sidelined by books with beautiful and inspiring illustrations for myself.  We usually end up with a compromise selection and a growing number of library books filling our shelves at home.
The great thing is that she's worked out which books I love reading to her, and she has finally started requesting them off her own bat!  That would be ... Whoosh around the Mulberry Bush by Jan Ormerod and Lindsey Gardiner.  Even after the hundredth time of singing, yipping and flapping my way through the book, I still find myself distracted by the fluid, natural way that Lindsey Gardiner blends painting and collage - and I'm always thrilled to find bits from old envelopes in there!