nanci olesen

drawing on experience

i'm doing my

home work...

… and I want to share it with you!   I draw and paint what I think and see.  It's sort of like scribing, or singing.  “Don't think too much,” I say to my inner 4 year old.  What arrives on the paper is what I call a visual blog.  Connecting hand to brain and brushing the color with pencil and pen.  Words form out of tree branches to explore my old brain and my beating heart.  Choosing bravery.  I invite you to subscribe, or peruse.  

If you subscribe, it will appear in your inbox every week or so.  

Summer Afternoon at the Lake.jpeg

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.

fuschia for STAY IN TOUCH area.jpeg
  • Instagram

stay in touch

nanci olesen

You'll receive my fascinating weekly(ish) Visual Blog in your inbox, and newsletters from time to time with artwork updates.   I never share your email address anywhere. 

Minneapolis, MN