Category Archives: blog

Come to Nerd Nite tonight!

Kate/ February 4, 2015/ blog, events, news

Tonight I’m giving a short presentation about Passenger Pigeons and their demise at Nerd Nite Philadelphia. It’s a great lineup, so if you’re not into dead pigeons, but like dogs or other food, there will be something for you! Plus beer, wine, and bratwurst. Get all the info

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Moyamensing means Pigeon Droppings

Kate/ February 4, 2015/ blog, events, news

Tonight I’m giving a short presentation about Passenger Pigeons and their demise at Nerd Nite Philadelphia. It’s a great lineup, so if you’re not into dead pigeons, but like other food or dogs, there will be something for you! Plus beer, wine, and bratwurst. Get all the

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On the Drafting Table: Ospreys

Kate/ January 8, 2015/ blog

Osprey sketches for a children’s illustrated chapter book. Sketches are done, color to come. All images ©2015 Kate Garchinsky. All rights reserved. Do you like?

2015: A New Year of Renewal

Kate/ January 6, 2015/ blog

A new year. A blank slate. A chance to renew ourselves. To revisit our goals.  This time last year I revisited my goal to be a working nature writer and illustrator. I had had enough of just-scraping-by doing work that taxed me, rather than rewarding me—mentally, physically, monetarily,

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That Martha’s Kept Me Busy

Kate/ September 19, 2014/ birds, blog

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

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#RememberMartha

Kate/ August 29, 2014/ birds, blog

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

I Quit You, Facebook!

Kate/ April 9, 2014/ blog

Or, at least, this is why I’m trying.  For as long as I can remember, I have suffered from a habit of worrying obsessively about what other people think of me. Preoccupied with the opinions and emotions of others, I sacrificed my own feelings for the good

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Dead Birds

Kate/ March 1, 2014/ blog

“I just saw the coolest bird!” So begin many text messages, emails and Facebook comments in my life. When people who know me spot a bird, they think of me and must tell me immediately. It’s pretty cool. Such was the case this week when a co-worker

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