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 September, and I'm back in Brooklyn teaching Montessori English, music and art.   I still believe in hope.   And abiding love.  And making art.  And listening to each other.

And swimming.



Make beauty in your life. 


Give whatever you can. 



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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.