PenguinArt by Kate Garchinsky


January 14, 2010

Beak to the Grind

January, January, January. My birth month seems more like my birthing month this year. I cannot keep up. Both of my babies—”Time to Fly” and “Sing Me to Sleep”—require equal attention right now. They stay up late and disturb my sleep every night. When the sun rises they rub the dreams from their eyes, pout […]


September 30, 2009

Last moments

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 a desk and type away. Since early September […]


September 22, 2009

“Sing Me to Sleep” Pre-Orders Available

Have kids or insomnia (or both)? Love indie music? American Laundromat Records is now taking pre-orders for Sing Me to Sleep – Indie Lullabies, a compilation of gorgeously soothing, non-traditional lullabies performed by indie artists. As co-producer I have had the joy of handpicking and inviting many of my favorite musicians to participate in this […]


April 24, 2009

Byers w/Clouds

Byers w/Clouds Originally uploaded by Kate Garchinsky | Sketched on 04.23.09 around 11:30am. The biggest challenge was the rapidly shifting light that shone through the clouds, creating puzzle-piece patterns on the mountains. I did my best to stick to one particular moment rather than trying to capture every change in light. You can’t chase […]


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 […]


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 […]


October 26, 2007


You know what I would like to do this weekend? Good because I don’t. At my lunch meeting today, my friend/client asked me, “so what have you been up to? What you do last weekend?” My mind went blank. Of course, of course, it was our anniversary and we had a wonderful fancy dinner and […]


March 28, 2007

Illustration Friday: "I Spy…"

Click to enlarge This was a scene from one of my walks with Maggie last week. I stopped when I heard a very noisy squirrel scolding us for walking by his tree. As I usually do when no one’s watching, I greeted the squirrel. “Hello little squirrel, sorry to bother you.” A split second later […]