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.

28 May 2017

A Tiny Sketchbook Update

sketchbook sketchbook 2I have no idea how people manage things like this with their maternity leave. Indeed, I don't know how anyone manages anything!

So this is all I have to share from my sktechbook in recent months - drawing with more varied media, chiefly inspired by Linda Kitson and my consequent purchase of a carbon pencil.

I am coping with the lack of creative time by a) dreaming up arty projects for Feets and b) writing down all the ideas I don't have time to do so that I can forget about them for ten years.

21 May 2017

Work in Progress

20170514_121830 I made a touchy-feely playmat for Feets when she was a baby, using rag rug techniques. For Bean, I've been working on a crochet mat. It may possibly be finished before she leaves home, but in the mean time I thought I'd share the work so far! 20170514_120614
It was inspired by two things ... the need to vacate the artroom and use up all my materials, and by this crochet bag that I was given years ago, which has always inspired me with its 'crazy crochet', varied, textured techneiques.

And, actually, by this crochet reef for similar reasons. 

And by our trip to Mauritius last year when Bean really was as small as a bean (was it really just last year?! I am ten years older!) - so I am making, loosely, a lucious, green island, spilling onto a thin sliver of beach lapped by azure waves ...