Saturday, December 12, 2009

to all my old friends



My 2 mins of fame

HOME

HOME Here is an official little link to show at Rock Paper Scissors Collective in Oakland I'm participating in!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Deck the Halls!


I Have been Droollllling over this amazing kitsch wreath I saw the other day on Rachies Place blog and I just couldn't get it out of my mind. So I made a little/big trip to Michael's today to get the stuff and made this little beauty above! I have another one in the works for a very special friend that also has an L in her name and has no Christmas decorations in her apartment. (Cough, cough you know who you are!)

OH and my awesome boyfriend has his amazing Christmas covers on his bands blog that you should download while decking your halls Oh No Oh My!

Friday, December 4, 2009

HOME Exhibition

Hey friends if your in the Oakland area be sure to swing by Rock Paper Scissors Collective and check out the December exhibition, HOME: Reviled in hand made prints. Yours truly has this print below hanging up thanks to my good friend Devon and her friends at the RPSC!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

New Drawings




Karl Stevens

Found this guys link through my childhood BFF Pat Barrett who is also an amazing comic book artist. I just thought this was really funny.


Click here to check out his stuff.

DIY Christmas Cards!



The other day I scored an amazing stack of vintage rapping paper ($8 !) from one of my favorite shops in the neighborhood room service. So I decided to make a really simple Christmas card by glueing the rapping paper on to the face of blank cards. I was going to cut them into shapes but they where all so amazing that facing the whole front of the card with the paper seemed to be the best idea. This is the easiest card ever. You could make these with holiday fabric or old holiday cards too. Easy I could do this with my eyes closed people!



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Moon Comic

Music Pick: A Giant Dog


Check these kids out they are funny and nice. I drew them the other night. And their band name is A Giant Dog. How great is that.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Where the Wild Things Are.


I was totally enchanted and mesmerized by this film. My love for Maurice Sendak is deep rooted to say the lest. His illustrations and stories have made a major impact on my work. I feel like this film was the most accurate representation of what it's like to have to deal with the emotions of childhood and at the time realize that your growing up, or at least everything around you is whether you like it or not. It's nice to see such a honest film even if it is a little depressing and gloomy. I just love Carol that's all.

Yo necesito uno Baggu Penguin.


I love Baggu so much. I have one and it is my favorite shopping bag period. So I went on line to buy more cause you can never have to much of a good thing right, of course the only thing these people sell that is not a wonderful bag is a penguin. Go figure.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cornucopia !



Today was my first official Farm house delivery! Farm House Delivery is a Austin based CSA. They deliver right to your door with a smile and a array of fresh locally grown produce. I am so excited because ever since leaving Brooklyn I have missed my lovely CSA pick up, (not the pick up part) but the lovely amazing feeling you get when you know that your food was picked right from the farm to your table at home. Greg and I have been so busy running around between work, studio, band practice, and squeezing in the time for our friends, cooking has been the last thing on to do list. I am starting a new job, new school and getting ready to pause and spend a lot of time at home working on art. It's nice to have the time and sanity to be able to cook again!


BTW those turnip greens are like the size of me... potluck any one?

Friday, October 9, 2009

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Drawings: The End of Summer









I thought I would commemorate the end of the summer with a post of summer sketches from my little sketch book. Enjoy!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

L-O-V-E this!


Lookin' fierce! I can't wait to save up to get the new Sartorialist book!!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Lovely Austin!



Hey friends! I am pleased to announce that I officially have a few things for sale at this wonderful new boutique opening up in down south called Lovely Austin. The store displays consignment from local fashion designers and artists. I have a few hand silkscreened bandanas and a wood print pillow on display and a t-shirt line to come in the future... So please pop in and see what's going on!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Photos: Things I like








I have been super busy so I thought I would make a post of some collected images of wonderful things that make me happy. Pancakes on the beach in Santa Barbara. Home made string globe at my friend Cody and Garrett's bachelor pad. Double Doubles at In and Out Burger. My Danish candle stick holders. Silver grass in Silver Lake, Ca. Cody's projector. Spinning around under the Austin Christmas light tree.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Blythe and Life





On the our realms of crazy. I still can't even kind of afford one of these dolls but I will continue to obsess.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Hankie Runner




I have a Million and one vintage handkerchiefs and find it hard to display them, so I created this little project. I picked out six white cotton hankies with the colorful lace edges (these ones are more common you can find them at any vintage or antique dealer and they're super cheap). I simply sewed them together on the sewing machine. Most of the handkerchiefs have holes in them and little tares so to keep it looking kind of raw I left the thread hanging out in some parts and didn't fuss with it to much.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Music: First Aid Kit

Love yes Love has swept over my heart when I heard the beautiful voices of First Aid Kit for the first time. The are a Swedish sister duo of Klara & Johanna Söderberg. Klara is 17 and Johanna is 19! I haven't heard many things lately that have really touched my tear duct and they have in a serious way. So here is some beautiful awesome videos and voices for you to enjoy!! Click here for there myspace.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Announcing LauraKAlger.com!

I am rising from the dead! It's been a long couple of weeks, between being sick and applying to grad school my time for blogging and art making has been few and far between, but with all that said I am pleased to annouce the launch of my new website Laurakalger.com!



I will be adding new images frequently so be sure to check in for new things as the weeks progress!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Music: Dusty Springfield





Making my day a little less gray

Friday, July 31, 2009

Thursday, July 30, 2009

What memories are made of



No, I'm in love with you Milo.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Recipes: Gnocchi with Summer Vegetables



After living almost your whole life in an area densely populated by Italians moving to Texas and eating Italian food isn't quite the same. So the other night I was craving Gnocchi so bad and after seeing this recipe in Everyday Food I thought I would give it a try. And.... just to let you know this has to be hands down my favorite recipe thus far not just on Gnocchi terms on any terms. So here it is please make it and you wont be disappointed.

(One tip gradually add the water you don't need all of it.)

Everyday Food issue 63. Page 13, 14.