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nanci olesen

drawing on experience

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i'm doing my

home work...

… and I want to share it with you.


I draw what I think and see. 


It's sort of like scribing, and a little like painting.  


It's mid January, and a bit rainy in Brooklyn.  The air is full of questions.


At school, the students are reveling in their achievements after the Lunar New Year play.  We're trying to get back to things like English and math now.....


Sometimes I make some drawings and paintings.


I believe in hope.  Especially now.  


And abiding love.  Always.



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i'm here

  speaker and writer / illustrator / montessori teacher

what i'm working on

Here are my long term projects: 

I'm taming my thoughts into 8 paneled zines, finding voice and music in some translations by Rilke,  sending my children’s book ideas into the world, and keeping a writing practice.  Click on each title below to find out more.

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