Carlson's books were not household favorites when my kids were young, but what she's going through right now--I have empathy for it. A beloved family member's illness torpedoed her life on every level. Through it, she produced--and uploaded a "Doodle a Day," to keep herself going.
Nancy Carlson's Doodling Process
The first article I read about her doodling was not very interesting--but then I looked at the images. She is going through a fascinating evolution, day-by-doodled day.
In the bedroom-turned-studio of her apartment in Bloomington, her drawing table sits next to a window that overlooks a parking lot.
“Barry would have caught that,” she said. “He was the detail guy. Before we would have rented this place, he would have walked around the building and said, ‘No, let’s find a unit with a better view for you.’ ”