Category Archives: illustration

San Francisco Ballet launches Nutcracker app, illustrated and written by Kate Garchinsky

Kate/ December 2, 2013/ blog, illustration, news, writing

SAN FRANCISCO, CA Monday, December 2, 2013–San Francisco Ballet, the country’s oldest professional company and the first to perform the full-length Nutcracker in America, today announced the launch of a Nutcracker interactive storybook application. Designed for children ages 6-10 and their families, the animated iPad app allows users to

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The Home Stretch

Kate/ June 29, 2012/ @indieforkids, blog, illustration

“If you’ve ever climbed a mountain, you know that it can be hard to judge how far you really are from the top once you get close. And those last few hundred feet are a doozy.” – Me, on the seemingly futile pursuit of achievement in this

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“Sing Me To Sleep” Pre-Order

Kate/ November 5, 2009/ art, cd, graphic design, illustration, kids, music

“Sing Me To Sleep – Indie Lullabies” has been my little pet project since earlier this year. Along with Joe Spadaro of American Laundromat Records, I am co-producing this compilation of non-traditional lullabies performed by some of my favorite indie artists. Here’s the list: The Antlers • Peter

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Last moments

Kate/ September 30, 2009/ art, illustration, nature, sketchbook, Time to Fly

I sit at my desk in my office in my Denver for most likely the last time. I’ve packed everything but the computer, printer and scanner in this room. My official move-out date is October 3, but before then there won’t be much time to sit at

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Shiny and New

Kate/ September 22, 2009/ birds, illustration, picture book, Time to Fly

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

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When it snows, it pours

Kate/ March 23, 2009/ graphic design, illustration

It never fails, really… when I have no work, I have *no* work. When I do have work, I have boatloads. This is not a complaint, just a statement on the way things go in the freelance world. One day I’m counting pennies and eating Ramen Noodles.

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Celebrate, America!

Kate/ January 20, 2009/ cd, illustration, kids, multicultural, music

CelebrateAmerica.jpg Originally uploaded by Kate Garchinsky | PenguinArt.com Happy “Where Were You When Obama Became President?” Day. I will be in Pennsylvania, where I am right now. On the couch in front of the teevee. Do you like?