nanci olesen

drawing on experience

i'm doing my

home work...

… and I want to share it with you!   You can shop for holiday cards! 


I draw and paint what I think and see.  It's sort of like scribing, or singing. 

Gratitude.  That's all.  As we plunge into this season, there is much to celebrate and hold firmly to.   Let's stay safe so we can get back to singing.  

So much to do to keep ourselves safe and warm.  Breathe.  Make beauty in your life.  Wear your mask.  Be good to yourself.



i'm here

  speaker and writer / illustrator / montessori teacher

what i'm working on

It’s a dance of chance now in the pandemic times.  Studio time is structured in four areas of study:  taming my thoughts into 8 paneled quaranzines, finding voice and music in some translations by Rilke,  sending my children’s book ideas into the world, and keeping a writing/radio practice.  The only real method I know is to show up and work.

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nanci olesen

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Minneapolis, MN