Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Holiday Drawing for Spring Green

In answer to a few emailers who saw this on FaceBook,
hopefully this opens large enough to see.
THIS is number two of the holiday drawing, 
generated by Convivio in Spring Green, 
which included several of the other shops for the Holiday Shopping season of 2011.
I'll post 2010 when I find it.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

High Capacity Transmission Towers

Latest flyer to raise awareness of 
ATC's High Capacity Transmission Line plans
passed out by Driftless Defenders during 
the 4th of July Parade 
in Mineral Point, Wisconsin.
A PDF file for downloading
will be available soon through Driftless Defenders.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

High Capacity Transmission Lines vs. Geothermal, Wind and Solar ?

The April 13th Dodgeville Chronicle Opinion page has my "opinion",
 but it's not found in their On-Line version, 
I'm posting it here.
Pass it about. This is serious.
Perhaps, if for no other reason,
you might want to look into
how these High Capacity Power Transmission Lines
will effect your property values.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

High Capacity Transmission Lines

High Capacity Transmission Lines are
outdated, unnecessary, and unwanted.
Anything Utilities say they do,
can be done better 
by installing community geothermal, wind and solar
for clean, sustainable and efficient power.
The planned recipients of these transmission lines
are busy building their own local geothermal, wind and solar solutions
so by the time these lines get there,
they won't be needing to buy this expensive power
because they will be generating their,
but WE will have to keep paying for the transmission line construction.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Building of a Burger

Sometimes my drawings come with 
not only my thoughts,
 but with the drawing's "noise".
Here's how one drawing for a Weber job developed.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Corporate Story Telling

Where did the idea for a corporate promotional book,
 "How to turn a Sows Ear into a Silk Purse" come from?
One day I carried my 24"x24" watercolor around in my portfolio.
Some time later, 
this is what I did for them:

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Small Towns

I've been called a Cross Categorical Artist, which seems to fit.
Yes, I do more than just draw.
I bring a wide range of creativity to projects.
is leading me into paying some interesting attention to other small towns.
Here's the first WhiteLine print from my Dodgeville block.
15.5" x 23.5",right off the block, it no longer feels like paper, 
but a well slept in bed sheet. It will look really good once it's flattened. 

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Road Construction Map Making

So, sometimes one must get creative with what one does with their abilities.
The News-Sickle-Arrow  Editor, Erin Vander Weele, wrote a good article to accompany the front page map.
A work in progress, the Black Earth Creek wasn't yet blue.
On May 21st, a full page of map was published
in the Summer Times pullout section
of the Isthmus. Wisconsin's alternative newspaper.
55,000 of them!
Now there are postcards...
Contact me if 11"x17" prints on acid free art paper,
giclees up to 30" wide are desired.
Yes, I freelance.
I can be hired to draw a map for you.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Map making for road construction

I've been working on deciphering
the road complexities 
of the US Highway 14 (Main Street) Reconstruction
that began this month.
Not knowing it was happening, 
I wound up getting very lost just trying to get a cup of coffee,
and then got lost again on the way out.
Since I've got this ability to render visual order to chaos,
I thought I'd make a small, easy to understand map for CrossRoads Coffeehouse,
which grew, and grew, and grew some more,
until now it's almost officially printed.
I want it printed by Trout Days!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Sequential thinking

 I tell myself stories when I work.
All the time.
The story makes whatever I'm working on real to me.
The "Strong, Brave, Handsome" series of prints
were all the strong thoughts I had while my dog Booger was gone.
I cut them into cherry boards which were about 18 inches long.
I do the same with clients,
although sometimes 
the drawings become three dimensional.

Character Development of the Common Hamburger

For me, a side effect of not being able to see abstractly in fine art 
is an ability to animate nearly everything and anything.
Forks can run, salt and pepper shakers do what they are told,
every time I turn a door knob I'm grabbing some weird little guys nose.............
and I have a way with food.
This ability was thoroughly exercised for years in the Weber-Stephen "Grill-Out Times" newsletters.
2014 let me put the BurgerGuy to work for their Big Book of BURGERS.
Here he is.
Armed with typical eating utensils,
he's the first one you see when you open the Big Book of Burgers.
They are quite alive 
and capable of doing more than one would think possible for simple ground meat.
More than just cooked meat in a bun,
they've got remarkable balance and determination
to contend with any and all one might put upon them.
There's always been gossip about the BurgerGuy and members of the pickle family.
Yes. When I sit down to animate the supposed inanimate,
I am thorough and prolific.
Burgers, more frequently than not, 
share grill space with members of the Sausage family...
which I'll go into in a future post.


Thursday, April 3, 2014

Linda Kelen Draws BurgerGuy for Weber's Big Book of Burgers by Jamie Purviance

  It's out!!  It's available!! 

Jamie Purviance's recipes and my BurgerGuy!!

I've got to give big credit to Peter of Blogger Tips and Tricks
where I found the instructions for posting a gif animation.   (Hmm...he's not doing his somersaults for me....not sure why. Click on him, see if he'll do it for you)
burger,meat,somersault,hamburger,Linda Kelen
I'll be replacing this BurgerGuy  with another  having an up-to-date email address.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Wyoming Valley School Cultural Arts Center

Poster drawn by Linda Kelen

Helping to raise money for the school, which is now supported by grants and gifts from people like you....

I made eleven of the 50 paper mache apples to be sold September 18th.
I'll post the other 9 as soon as I get them photographed.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Convivio! Holiday Advertisement

Full page newspaper ad for Convivio!
staring Nez Noir, and Vivian, their friends and holiday stuff.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Convivio Coffee Labels

Vivian and NezNoir enjoy
champaigne in the biscotti gondola...
on the Bubble Sea listening to the Bubble song...
(small drawing reminder of great champaigne and biscotti)
Here are the labels I've drawn for the Convivio coffee:

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Quadrupedal 2008

Finally got this up...
CricketDesign did a really terrific job with the Quadrupedal campaign....
you should see what they did with the poster! I'll try to get one up here.
I've got extra posters which I'll sell during the FallArtTour...all $$ going to the dogs.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007