nanci olesen

drawing on experience

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. 

I believe in perseverance.  Hope.  Abiding love.  Making art.  Listening to each other.

There is a lot to do to keep ourselves and each other safe and warm.  Breathe.  Make beauty in your life.  Give whatever you can.  Wear your mask.  


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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