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.

26 November 2016

Painting Bean's Bump

DSC_0634 In case you wondered, I'm expecting another baby and may disappear into 'Mum Bubble' any minute. In the meantime, we revived our tradition of painting the bump - Feets got the world, Bean gets the Universe!  Thanks, or course, to Mr Liam during a glorious, relaxing and inspiring weekend on Houseboat Dodge!

16 November 2016

Dorset Buttons

IMG_7892 IMAG0367This summer I finally learnt the mysteries of Dorset Buttons, through a workshop at Larmer Tree festival. I was quickly hooked - it's such a small, satsifying thing to do, and the entire thing fits in my purse to get out at suitable moments on tube, bus or pub. I started out with the green one, followed up with a big one (below) for my sister-in-law's 'sun, sea and sand' wedding, which allowed space to experiment with beads and variations, and finished up teaching my colleagues and, between us, making six of them to go round vases at a colleague's wedding last month. Now the obsession is over, but I'd like to make more ... IMG_7878