Sunday, February 28, 2021

quick "artings" update

Here's a long, over-due, update
of some of what I've been up to.

I'm using the pencil's ability a lot more.

I finally completed this woodblock
and waiting for it's return from the photographer,
so I can attempt it's printing.

This is a chased/repoussed copper commissioned backyard.
Here is Sardine Box #1

This is Chapter Two of the Rural Possum Company book.

I'm wondering what a new aluminum piece
will  look like painted.

It's been long enough
that I wonder if I will still remember how to paint!

This is probably the last of the snow.

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

4 Boat Landing Trees

 Wish I had access to the trees in the orchard, 

whose company felt similar 

to what I imagine would be a religious sanctuary,

but a pandemic has caused humans to be banned from that realm.

So, I sat instead 

before 4 trees at the boat landing, 

which did help chase anxiety,  supply some calm.

They didn't have the same flowing rhythm of the apple trees, 

but, they did the job.

Monday, November 30, 2020


 Time to Experiment:

with EBAY!!!

There are quite a few more.
I'm learning how to get them up.
One by one.
Don't like much the idea of them leaving....
but, it's time to at least open that door.
I sell as #SardineQueen.

And here's
one of the Twins!

Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Some Cottonwood Trees

Too much stress in the air

so with pencil, paper, and small chair

I sat in front of a tree

for a few hours.

Except for the cows,

these are cottonwood trees.

Friday, August 28, 2020

Dubuque Museum of Art exhibits Kelen Spoons

 Take a road'll have a ball!

Take a field trip to Dubuque!
Go to the Dubuque Museum of Art 
and see my spoons in person!

I didn't know Dubuque was so cool.


the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium
and the very best BELT DRIVEN machine shop one could possibly imagine!

June 27th until October 11th.
IF you can't get to the museum,


I've needed to draw...

you know, pencil and paper kind of drawing.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Linda Kelen Spoons in Dubuque Museum of Art Exhibit

I got the Dubuque Museum of Art to LOAD!

Take a field trip to Dubuque!
Go to the Dubuque Museum of Art 
and see my spoons in person!

I didn't know Dubuque was so cool.
They've even got an Aquarium!

June 27th until October 11th.

The Sardine Box ALMOST got into the exhibit
but the rules for social distancing demanded more space,
so the "Sardine Box" and the "Sardine Tins"
were eliminated.

I just sold the Sardine Box and a tree drawing

Sunday, July 05, 2020

Two Postcards on ETSY

I've successfully posted the "BirdSong" yes, this picture is the little guy warming up...

eventually he got carried away 
and gives you a whole concert!!
of course, 
there is SOAP....
complete with hand washing instructions on the back.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Dubuque Museum of Art Exhibits Kelen Spoons

See these Spoons in person!

2nd Craft Invitational
June 27-October 11, 2020
701 Locust Street
Dubuque, Iowa

I forgot about checking measurements 
& photographing these
until the night before I was to deliver them
so you'll see  dust and a few cat hairs.

"What's in your Head comes out your Hands" #1
and #2, below...
are for sale in the Dubuque Museum of Art Store.