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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. 

April has arrived.

I am working on 3 commissioned drawings for a new cafe in my neighborhood. 

After a visit to the homeland of Minnesota, I'm back to NYC to make good on my promise to teach every 3rd, 4th and 5th grader on my watch to learn to be a better speller.


Here's to April showering goodness on us all.  

Be brave and pay attention!

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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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