After a happy childhood, a happy marriage, and a lively career as a beloved artist and children’s book illustrator and author, Nancy Carlson found herself in a quandary. Her husband, who helped manage her career, was diagnosed with Frontotemporal Dementia (FTD), a particularly nasty brain disorder. Through his illness and after his passing, Carlson nonetheless kept drawing. She even created a blog to express the challenges of caring for her husband and the planning for his eventual death. This exhibition of small drawings documents her journey, which took the form of a doodle a day. It also celebrates, in true Carlson fashion, her indefatigable spirit. There will be an opening reception Friday, November 16, from 6 to 8 p.m., and an artist’s talk at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 11.