Wednesday, August 8, 2007

A peek into 2008

As I near the middle of August and in the midst of a large project, it is sometimes hard to think too far into the future. But the past few days have reminded me that I must think ahead to keep things rolling. If I keep tabs only on the now, then it will be an awfully slow rest of the year and next. The good thing though is that I have been keeping an eye on what's upcoming and next year is already starting to turn into a good one. With another exhibition scheduled now in Sept. 2008 at the Owatonna Art Center, that gets two exhibitions up and running with the other one being in June at Homewood Studios. There are some other opportunities with showing work that are in the process of coming to light, but will have to wait a little while to officially get it out there. Another great opportunity that is going to be happening is a workshop that I will be teaching over at the Richeson School of Art in Wisconsin that will be focused around Illustration in October of next year. So, with those three events already scheduled, it looks as though 2008 is starting to look pretty interesting. I just hope I can keep things coming in from here until there!

On another note, Cynthia Guajardo has a great post about some much needed paperwork for artists on her blog. I would definitely recommend checking out her post to get the paperwork that will make keeping track of all your work so much easier.

With that, have a great rest of the week and will be back in a few days with another Illustration Friday entry!


Cynthia said...

Thanks for the shout, Shawn! I'm impressed with how you're thinking fast forward to next year!

I just found out yesterday that I have a teaching opportunity next summer first, so I'm a little nervous.

Janvangogh said...

Busy is good. Think I recall reading somewhere that the best time to promote yourself is when you are the busiest -- ie, pays off when it gets slow.

Shawn McCann said...

No Problem Cynthia. I always enjoy the information you share with everyone. Great to hear about your teaching next summer as well. You will have a blast and try not to get too worked up about it, things will go fine.

Shawn McCann said...

Hi Janet. Yeah I heard that saying about the marketing when your busy too. I just wish I had someone to take care of that when I was busy. Thanks for stopping by!