PenguinArt by Kate Garchinsky

birds

September 19, 2014

That Martha’s Kept Me Busy

It’s bad form to go months without blogging. My only excuse is that I’ve been working hard on something greater. I knew that if I wandered off-course to talk about what I was doing, then I would no longer be doing it. I’d be digressing. As I am now. No time for that. No time! […]

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August 29, 2014

#RememberMartha

Use this image to #RememberMartha in your social media streams on 9/1/14. Full post to come on the subject.     

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August 19, 2014

Exhibit: Kate Garchinsky’s Passenger Pigeons at the Woodson Art Museum

WAUSAU, WI —  From September 2, 2014 through July, 2015, the Woodson Art Museum presents Legacy Lost & Saved: Extinct and Endangered Birds of North America. The exhibition comprises artistic portrayals of extinct and endangered species, including the great auk, passenger pigeon, Carolina parakeet, heath hen, and Labrador duck, which are recent extinctions – designated as […]

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May 7, 2014

Passenger Pigeon, Adult Male honored at the John James Audubon Center

Audubon, PA—During the month of April 2014, two of Kate Garchinsky’s passenger pigeon paintings hung in the historic barn at the John James Audubon Center at Mill Grove. The annual “Drawn From Nature” exhibit was juried by Lynne Horoschak, program manager of the MA in Art Education with an Emphasis in Special Populations at Moore College of […]

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May 6, 2014

Telling Martha’s Story: The Very Last Passenger Pigeon on Earth

My mother will proudly confirm that my first word was “bird”. In my early days of tree climbing, I would drape myself across a branch in our Japanese maple tree and wait for birds and squirrels to come close. I decided that if they could see how kind-hearted I was, they would come closer, let […]

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September 12, 2012

I Smell Fall Coming

…and I could not be happier about it. Up late after churning out some informational graphics for a client, I’m kept company by a warm beagle at my feet, and a pair of barred owls in the woods outside my window. “Who cooks for you, dear? Who cooks for yooooooooooou?” they hoot and hop from […]

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August 21, 2012

In the Midst of August Mist

“How I love the mist of dew drops in my feathers this morning,” tooweets the Towhee. “Yes! And I am hungry!” barks the Blue Jay. “Swwweet thistle seed! Swweeet thistle seed!” squeaks the Goldfinch between beakfuls. “Hey! Hey! Hey!” peeps mother Robin. “Meeeee?” Catbird mews. “No! You! Not you! Not you!” scolds Robin. “Me? Who, […]

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July 28, 2012

Grace

April 12, 2012

A Bird’s Tale, in Reverse

Chapter 3, in which I cause a ruckus Yesterday afternoon I stood on a chair in a library in West Philadelphia, flap, flap, flapping my wings and croaking like a heron for the kindergartners and first graders of the Charles Drew School. If you know me, you know that nothing delights me the way performing […]

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January 30, 2011

SCBWI Exhaustion

exhaustion [ɪgˈzɔːstʃən] n 1. extreme tiredness; fatigue 2. the condition of being used up; consumption exhaustion of the earth’s resources 3. the act of exhausting or the state of being exhausted I love this spot. Taken by Scott McBride. Exhaustion isn’t always necessarily bad. There’s post-exercise exhaustion. Post {bleep} exhaustion. Post-party exhaustion. Today it’s post-SCBWI-NYC-Mid-Winter Conference exhaustion. Who […]

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September 22, 2009

Shiny and New

If you haven’t noticed (which, I’m not sure how you couldn’t if you’ve been here before), my website design has been updated with a new layout, improved portfolio browsing, the addition of Side Projects and a shiny new template on this here blog. The transformation has been an ongoing project for quite some time, often […]

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March 5, 2009

It’s Time to Fly

As mentioned here and there over the past year, I have been working on a picture book. My first. It has been a challenge getting these reluctant birds off the ground, but in recent weeks I have made good progress. And hey! I’m excited that the story is, at long last, coming together. Storyboarding the […]

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January 7, 2009

Walls Blank?

NaturesOrnaments.jpg Originally uploaded by Kate Garchinsky | PenguinArt.com Coming to WallBlank.com today: Nature’s Ornaments. Limited edition prints of my watercolor painting are available for sale on WallBlank.com for one week, or until the prints sell out. Prices are as follows: 8.5″x11″ – Edition of 75$17 11″x15″ – Edition of 50$27 From the site: How Wall […]

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December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Nature’s OrnamentsWatercolor on arches 140lb. cold press16″ x 20″©2007 Catherine E. Hamilton

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December 12, 2007

Sneak Peek

I’ve been working on a painting that will hopefully make it into greeting card format before the holiday. If not, I’ll just have a nice little wintry painting. The sketch above is a little teaser from my Moleskine. I’m completing the finished piece in watercolor, 20″ x 16″. The birds, the snow, the icicles, my […]

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