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.

7 August 2018

Blackberry Paint

20180727_152448 Having moved to a flat up lots of stairs and with a daunting commute, it's time to embrace the benefits - one of which is an abundance of blackberries. We have picked many, eaten many, stewed many, and the other day, we took some kit outside and mushed them up into paint. 20180805_120617 20180805_120636











What to say, really, beyond absolute glee over the harmless mess, joy over the richness of the colour (which sadly doesn't show so well here) and the chance, outside to try a range of messy paint activities without causing any damage at all. Bubble printing: a bit challenging to really get the bubbles going; flicking the brush: worked beautifully, though Bean mostly flicked the paint onto her face; tasting it; Bean found it tasted nicer without the washing up liquid! 20180805_120602 20180805_120646










Above, a machine for eating up the spare moons around Jupiter so there's only one left, by Feets; and, err, paint, by Bean.