Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Getting some needed things done

Well I wish I could be posting a new painting or illustration for your viewing but I have been busy the last few nights with paperwork and a visit to a children's book Illustration class. The class itself was one that was at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design and was a blast to visit with them and talk to them about being an illustrator after college. They had alot of great questions and it was refreshing to be back in the classroom and knowing that I wasn't going to be getting an assignment when I left! The other portion of the time has been creating some proposals for some book projects and getting my portfolio prepared for the fall Minnesota Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators conference. It should be alot of fun and very good to talk with more people in the industry and listen to some amazing guest lecturers.

Since I don't have a new piece of art to show you, I will show you a pic of the book that I am currently reading. It is a fascinating book about the artists that were creating work around 1900 and the huge change in process and styles thereafter. It is from Abrams publishing and is titled "1900 Art at the Crossroads"

So with that I will keep plugging away at my pile of paperwork and have promised myself that I will get back into the studio tomorrow some more.


Cynthia said...

It was probably fun to go back and share your knowledge with current student's!

Thanks for the book title - it's one of my favorite periods in art history.

Shawn McCann said...

Yeah it was fun to go back and talk to them about what it is like out of school. It felt like I was just gone for a week and not 5 years! Glad you like the book as well. I know that is one of my favorate periods of art as well. It was a time when the whole world of art was just starting to explode with a whole new way at seeing things.

Christina Rodriguez said...

Hey Shawn! I'm looking forward to seeing you at the Fall Conference!

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Christina. I am looking forward to seeing you again as well. See you in a few days!