Tuesday, May 29, 2007

A "Big" project in the works

Well today I come to you with great news! Both on the art front and a new front in writing. First and foremost I found out this morning that my work was selected to be used in a very large 24 foot by 12 foot high mural in Northeast Minneapolis. That is 288 sq. feet of painting that needs to be done by the 20th of June. The good news is that I will be working with a close friend and fellow artist Michael McCann(no relation). I know that with the time schedule it would be impossible to do alone, so having him aboard is going to make a huge difference. So, over the course of the next two and a half weeks, I will be a little out of my mind with things to do, but increasingly excited about the things that are happening.

On a second note, it is cool to say that I officially became a published writer today as well. My article entitled "Take advantage of Free Listings" was published with the "Minnesota Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators". So with that, I think I have done a fair amount today and will get to work on some organizing of files to make the next couple of weeks go a little smoother.

4 comments:

Janvangogh said...

Wow. Congratulations on both pieces of news. That is a large mural. Good thing you have been doing big paintings lately. :-)

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Janet. I know it is going to be a big project. But since it is the two of us working on it, it's like having a single 12ft x 12ft. So when you look at it like that, it's not so bad. The other larger paintings will have helped too.

Cynthia said...

Congratulations!!! That's a short amount of time to get your painting finished, but if you're anything like me - I work well under pressure.

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Cynthia. I always enjoy a project that gets the blood flowing a bit. It will be a lot of work, but knowing I have help will really ease that a bit.