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 November, and it's dark in Brooklyn at 5 PM.  


I teach Montessori English, music and art.  


I make some drawings and paintings.


I believe in hope.  


And abiding love. 



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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.