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.

29 May 2016

Hooray for Summer Painting!

IMAG1111Oh the joy! When the sun finally came out, Feets and I could finally do what we'd been waiting for all winter ... while she napped, I set up our backyard with our entire stock of cereal boxes (thanks Jenny for this great tip, picked up years ago, on a strong free painting resource), every other recycled object I could find in our house, and a bundle of paint. A few friends, bean bags (foolish), a gin and tonic for the grown ups (shh), and we let them loose.

As I've found every other time we've got messy and bare skin has been available, Feets' main interest was in painting herself.  (We'll keep quiet about the fact that the Mothercare paint for 18 months plus is very high in stain factor!)  We had a LOT of fun.

IMAG1120And the fun didn't finish with painting - we continued into the clean up with a bucket of water and range of clothes that was eventually poured all over our creative masterpiece.

Thank heavens for good weather.  It's a different world from settting up at the dining room table, with everything protected by plastic bags and a strict 'clean up' rule, the moment Feets leaves the table!