childish pursuits

"Carrot work" is a Montessori Practical Life activity.  A child in my Children's House classroom learned to peel and cut a carrot, at the tender age of 3 years old.   This is the title page to a book I have created called CARROT WORK.

Carrot Work is the story of a 3 year old child who is given a Montessori presentation of how to peel and slice a carrot.  The child is overwhelmed by the many choices that are available in the classroom, and wanders about.  Days pass.   Then one day,  something amazing happens! 

Below are some studies I've drawn of the child in Carrot Work.

Another project is Clothesline Time.

Clothesline Time is a lyrical treatise of ordinary clothes on an ordinary day, brought to life when allowed out to dance along a clothesline. The sweet storyline is underscored with an appendix of information stressing stats like this one:  Air-drying your clothes can reduce the average household's carbon footprint by 2,400 pounds a year.   I'm collaborating on this project with a friend.

I often draw children and babies...and I've got more child-related projects on the back burner.

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nanci olesen

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Minneapolis, MN