Tag Archives: scbwi

Time Flies When You’re Illustrating Books

Kate/ August 17, 2016/ blog

Earlier this year I completed the illustrations for The Secret Life of the Red Fox, written by my mentor and friend, Laurence Pringle. It’s something like his one hundred and seventeenth book. I have some catching up to do! Imagine my joy when I was offered the job

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SCBWI Logo Contest Winner

Kate/ August 20, 2014/ graphic design, news

KING OF PRUSSIA, PA – The Eastern Pennsylvania (EPA) chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) has a new logo, designed and illustrated by Kate Garchinsky. Adrienne Wright, Regional Illustration Coordinator for EPA, announced a logo re-design contest for the chapter’s logo on

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It’s Spring Up in Here

Kate/ May 2, 2012/ blog

And I have lots of stories to share. Where to begin? The Pocono Mountain Retreat on the Shawnee was something special indeed. I made friends, received expert feedback, made bird sounds by the river, saw a golden eagle by the river, painted en plein air while rocking

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A Bird’s Tale, in Reverse

Kate/ April 12, 2012/ birds, blog

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

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SCBWI Exhaustion

Kate/ January 30, 2011/ birds, events

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.

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No sleep til bloodbuzz

Kate/ August 3, 2010/ blog

Last week I spent a good solid 5 days in New York City via Brooklyn—the longest I’ve ever stayed in the big, big city. I hadn’t planned it that way. The original purpose of the trip was the Illustrator’s Intensive hosted by the Metro NY chapter of

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Rocky Mountain SCBWI Conference

Kate/ September 23, 2009/ blog

This past Saturday and Sunday I attended the RMC-SCBWI Conference at the Sheraton in Lakewood, Colorado. In attendance were a couple hundred writers and illustrators, and industry experts who gave presentations, demos and critiques to the published and to the aspiring. Rather than spread myself thin, I

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