Sunday, December 25, 2011

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Drawing for Spring Green Holiday Shopping

This was fun to draw... . .  .   .    .      .
It is the full page holiday ad for Arcadia Books, Convivio, Driftless Depot and Spring Green Timber Growers...
all of Spring Green, Wisconsin.
I drew a full page for Convivio last year.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

Kelen White-line Print as card

You can now get this as a card!
....and this one, too!
This one is a watercolor, but, it too, is now available.

Monday, October 10, 2011

White-Line print block

8pm last night I finally took the print off the block!
The print itself looks like a well slept in bed sheet, so is under weighted glass being flattened.
This is only the block.

Friday, October 07, 2011

Fall Art Tour, Spring Green, Wisconsin

This year I seemed to have turned into the General Contractor for my new studio.
It will be down the road a bit, and on the other side of the hill...
that's where you'll all be going for the 2012 Fall Art Tour.
This year's Tour will also probably be the last year in this studio, which is really sad.
It has been my home and safe place for so many years...
but, I have outgrown it.
The etching press might stay for a while,
and maybe I'll use the space for something special.

As more and more of my time seems to be eatten by this new studio,
I have simplified my arting goals to simply trying to complete the second print
off the "I live here" white-line wood block.
(The first print sold in my show at the Anaba Tea Room show last November.)
If all goes right, I'll be able to get it photographed and have prints on hand,
as well as prints of the one in the photo above.
I'm also aiming for half-sized prints of the "40 days and 40 nights" woodprints.
"I live here", artist print #2, in progess.
If all goes right.....

If not, prints WILL be available a little later.
Those who ask will be notified first,
and finally I will have something official to sell through my Etsy site.
This Fall Art Tour, I will be demonstrating how I do this White-Line woodblock printing.
I'll be pulling out a lot of arting that I've had packed away on purpose...
the original "40 days and 40 nights" woodprints will be on display,
and whatever else I can manage to pull out will be out.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Frank Lloyd Wright's Wyoming Valley School Fund Raiser!

Helping to raise money for the school, which is now supported by grants and gifts,
I made eleven of the 50 paper mache apples that will be sold or auctioned.
worm.. ant...
green bug...

bee with metal wings...

dragonfly on leaf...


yellow dragonfly...

blue dragonfly...

Stay tuned!

Friday, August 05, 2011

Linda Kelen's Artings at CrossRoads Coffeehouse

CrossRoads Coffeehouse, a good place to recharge,
is showing postcards from the Garden of Eden, which are part of my Ephemera of the Driftless Area artings...
along with some White-line wood prints...AND my SardineTins!

All of the show cards now have:
stamped on the backs.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

White-Line wood prints in San Antonio show.

These three of my White-Line wood prints will be in the show Reliefs4Relief
A Juried Exhibition of Prints benefitting Japan Disaster Relief

Lyle Williams, McNay Museum Curator of Prints & Drawings was the Juror
at the Centro Cultural Aztlan Gallery
in San Antonio, Texas.

I was moving fast to get them framed, boxed and into the hands of FX,
so I didn't get the chance to take better photos of them in their fine frames before they left.
The Electric Companyis outfitted in a handmade frame.

The RedHerring Partywas awarded 3rd place!
and framed in a simple antique pine frame.

The Pondfit the most wonderful old frame I found in the basement.

I'll post more show information later.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Blacksmith class at Driftless Folk School.

 I took a one day blacksmith classat Driftless Folk School in Viroqua,  WI

with my interesting inventor friend,  Matt Erdman.

 This forge wouldn't stay lit,

so instructor Nick Smolenshowed us how to work at the big forge...

and how to begin a simple hook.

That was the morning...learning how to deal with coal,

working on our hooks, some went on to make BBQ forks in the afternoon.

I stuck to the hooks, making a second...

and nails with which to stick them to the wall.

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Small show of Artings

I will be showing a small collection of fish related artings:
Artings can be seen through end of April.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

White Line Woodprint in progress

It's a White Line wood print in progress...cut into sugar pine...and it's looking really good.
Hope to finish it tomorrow.