Megan Dowsett is a freelance creative consultant working with museums and galleries.

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.

Her core values come down to two simple things:

People: At the heart of everything she does, people are there – be it audiences of any age or background, volunteers, staff or freelancers and apprentices. She believes that the best projects take everybody with them on a learning journey.

Creativity: In every role she’s taken, creativity has played a key priority. Working in Museums and Galleries, creativity brings a valuable opportunity to think about the same things in a different way.

Museums and galleries are the perfect place to bring the joy of discovery and magic of adventure to everyone who passes through the doors - and to invite those who haven't yet braved these sometimes intimidating buildings, to do so in a dynamic and inviting way.

Over twelve years working in these exciting settings, Megan has developed extensive experience in both managing and delivering creative projects that engage with a wide variety of audiences.

10 December 2016

Decorated Clothes Pegs

DSC_0464With family in Canada, we needed to get going with Christmas presents early. I think Feets had no idea why we were making Christmas presents for Gran, Gramps and the rest of the family, but she enjoyed it nevertheless! With a bundle of clothes pegs hanging around, I thought they might be the perfect thing to paint as something useful and utterly unique to Feets, that she could be fully involved with. Using acrylic paints so they will stay dry with wet clothes, we first painted them in pastel colours. DSC_0465A day later, we painted one side with dots using cotton ear buds, and the other side with stripes, masked off with masking tape (this side a bit less successful, since I over-watered the paints, ah well).

Of course, I forgot that the highlight of the whole process would be wrapping them afterwards - some lucky people got several layers of wrapping!