Friday, December 21, 2012

Spring Green Charter School

I was fortunate to teach one of the art classes for 9 of the Spring Green Charter School 3rd-4th graders.
Our  focus began with pinecones which grew into heads of what they felt like that first day, to portraits of Queen Elizabeth the 1st, (which I'll post when I get photos of them) ending with 5 page books.
Here they are! A.C., A.D., N.Z., O.I., B.L., E.A., L.H., C.Y., & R.O..... My class!


Saturday, December 15, 2012

Woodblock print set that tell story

This is a set of prints that tell a story.

A TRUE STORY! My dog Booger went missing for 40 days and 40 nights. These prints are all true, supposed events, worries and happenings, except those that are very real, that I was consumed with while he was gone...and were so vivid in my head after he returned that I had to cut them into woodblocks.
(Also, I couldn't pass up the religious ticklings of the 40 days and 40 nights....really, it was 40 days and 40 nights.)

I'm very proud of these.

These are easily frameable fine art prints, which are as interesting to grown-ups as they are to kids.

They have been purchased by schools, libraries, pediatricians, home schoolers...for framing and to be laminated so kids can color them in and tell their own stories.

I believe picture books should be just that, with minimal words. My minimal words are include here as guidance.

Each print is packed with story telling material....
as I tend to entertain myself with visuals while I cut the there is way more than is really necessary in each print.

These prints are smaller than the originals, and are perfectly sized to pop into frames.  I do have the original full sized prints...which I'll get posted once I fine time to photograph them.
These are the remaining sets....which I sell through my Etsy shop, or in person should I run into you.

Monday, December 10, 2012


It's not just Sardines and RedHerrings I play with,
but also.....

I've come across a box of fish I never finished,
so, as I DO finish then, I'll be posting them here and adding them to my Etsy Shop.

Friday, December 07, 2012

Pinecone Owl #3

Pinecone Owl #3 is now present in my Etsy shop.
Pinecone Owl #3
This and the rest of my pinecones are made with
real Wisconsin pinecones!

Thursday, December 06, 2012

LindaKelenArtings now on ETSY!

I am officially beginning to arm my Etsy Shop.
I will attempt to add one new thing every other day.....or so.
Due to the holidays I thought I would begin with some of my pinecones.
Pinecone Owl #1

Pinecone Owl #2
I've made fish, all sorts of farm animals, other kinds of birds.
The oldest are 31 years old, never put away...
but are collected from their household positions to reside, temporarily, near, on, or above the holiday festivities.
I wish I numbered them all.
I would love to know how many I've made to date.

Tuesday, December 04, 2012

I have to make more Sardine Tins!

I have just sold SardineTin #23....and two more are being pondered by a Fall Art Tour visitor.
I've gotten accustomed to them being around, more like friends..
and the empty hooks just look empty.
I'm going to have to get onto making more.
These are the tins that are left....
(I just quick snapped these...but, will get better fronts and backs up soon)

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Dog Story.... "Strong, Brave and Handsome"

This is page 1....the introduction.
Due to so many requests for a smaller, complete set of these,
I now have available the entire set of prints telling the tale
of  Booger's 40 Day & 40 Night disappearance...
complete WITH the words.
They are a bit smaller than the originals,
printed on acid free paper at a very frameable 8.75" wide by 17.75" high (9x18).
Simple frames are easiliy found at DickBlick or Googling.
Yes, I still have the full size original prints that I printed myself.
Now it's possible to frame the whole set for your kids, or for your classes.
A few teachers have actually laminated them so their students can pass them around to tell their own stories.

You can purchase them through LittleCreekPress
or from me.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

New arting!

At long last, I once again have an internet connection
which seems ROCKET FAST after years of a land-line dial-up.
I'm still unpacking, still working on the concrete floor staining
which is holding up the moving in of the rest of the studio.

Print #1 of the Meat Queen...7" x 10.5" WhiteLine wood print

The BIGGEST news is that I am most definately teaching White Line Printmaking at the Peninsula School of Art in 2013. 
I'll post more about this as it develops......
so more's nice to be able to post again............Linda

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

After Fall Art Tour update

I just found out 
that I will INDEED be teaching 
WhiteLine Woodblock Printmaking
at the Peninsula School of Art!
I'll make more noise about this
once I have a definate date and more information.

I want to thank ALL of you 
who visited during this past Fall Art Tour.

I WILL be attending the November 3rd opening
at the GardenRoom...
as I have just brought to them
three newly framed prints.............

Garden Room & Anaba Tea Room's 10 Year Retrospective

November 3 - December 30, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, November 3rd 5:00-9:00pm
Featuring local musicians: Dick Elliot (5-6:15pm), Don Linke (6:30-7:45pm) & John Stano (8-9pm)!

Enjoy small bites from Anaba's NEW winter menu & Happy Hour Specials! 
*Please note: Anaba will not be serving dinner during this special evening event

In celebration of our 10th Anniversary, Garden Room & Anaba Tea Room are proud to host an incredible line up of 62 artists, all of whom have exhibited over the past ten years in our unique gallery space. In this invitational retrospective, artists have been asked to create 1 to 3 small works all priced at $200 or less, and will be available for cash and carry purchase. With almost 100 pieces in this exhibition, it’s a perfect way to invest in local talent, support local business and give a great gift for the holidays! This event is FREE & open to the public.
Participating Artists Include: 
Brenda Anguil, Ann Baer, Jamie Bilgo, Carol Chase Bjerke, Jeanne Bjork, Paul Bobrowitz, Mary Boettcher, Carol Brown, Matt Cipov, Jeanne Corrao, Curtis Crain, Joeann Daley, Mary Louise Dean, Sandra DeGeorge, Catherine Kleiman DesRosier, Gregg DesRosier Audrey Dulmes, Kathleen Eggert, Patrick Farrell, Nan Fitzpatrick, Charlotte Fung-Miller, Jane Gregorius, Susan Hale, Roxanne Hanney, Carol Hauer, Heather Hawker, Carolyn Larkin, Bill Lemke, Linda Kelen, Thea Kovac, Valerie Kupczak-Rios, Janice McClellan, Doug McDonald, Ruth Mode, Kathy Morgenroth, Judith Gahn Murphy, Mark Nash, Michael Nolte, John O’Hara, Jeanne Nikolai Olivieri, Johnna Papin, Madhavi Parekh, Sophie Parker, Sandra Peterson, JoAnna Poehlmann, Silas B. Ritchie, Karen Robison, Jeannee Sacken, Debra Salvo, Karin Savage, Jane Schneider, Mona Schudson, Pamela H. Stilp, Linda Streifender, Peter Sutter, Dint Sweitzer, Judy Tolkan, Mary Ullrich, Brynn Unger, Hans Viets, Kathleen Walter, Stacey Williams-Ng

Anaba Tea Room Located in the lower level of Garden Room
2107 East Capitol Drive, Shorewood, WI 53211  ● Open Tues 11-5, Wed-Sat 11-9, Sun 11-3, Closed Mondays
For more   info, please contact:  Jamie Bilgo Bruchman at Garden Room


Friday, September 28, 2012

Concrete Staining new studio floor

Cell phone pictures are the best I can do right now.
This is what it all looked like a while back.
Now almost done, I'm looking into sealing information.
Yes, these are a couple sections of my new concrete studio floor.
I'm in the midst of a chaotic transition.
This weekend I'm hoping to move more of the old studio into this new one.
Fall Art Tour visitors will be subjected to however far I have gotten in my moving in attempts.
There will also be a lot of drawings and prints and who knows what else that will be sold
simply to give me more storage room.
Those who have visited in the past know each year is a definate surprize....
and this year will not disappoint any of them.

I also am learning about outside concrete.