Friday, December 28, 2007

Closing down another year and a nice way to end the week


Can you believe that we are down to the last three days of 2007? It is so hard to believe that the entire year is over and 2008 is ready to begin. What used to be 12 months until the show I am having at Homewood Studios, now has dwindled down to 6 months and a few days. Can someone say Help! But it is not all that bad. I have been working alot lately on a couple of great book projects and will be wrapping them both up in the month of January. That should give some more time to the painting side of things. With that note, I was also surprised this week with a great letter in the mail. It was from the Arts in Harmony 2008 show and they said that one of my paintings was accepted into the juried competition. It is the Richland County painting that recently took second place at the St. CLoud Art for Artists show. So it seems to have a following and will hopefully find a good home with this show. Plus there is almost $10,000 in prize money up for grabs!

I also wanted to mention that a fellow children's book illustrator and MNSCBWI member that I know by the name of Christina Rodriguez has recently started a blog of her own. If you get a chance, stop by and say hi(tell her I sent you) and congratulate her on a Minnesota Book Award Nomination for her new book "Storm Codes" that she illustrated! It is always fun to see people that you know get the recognition they deserve!

6 comments:

Cynthia said...

Congratulations on your successes of this year!

Eeks, it's almost 2008 - I'm still getting used to writing 2007 on my checks. Just the other day, I wrote 2006 on one.

Janvangogh said...

You have accomplished alot this year. Look through your blog the past year and you will probably go "WOW".

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Cynthia. I have really appreciate all your thoughts and insights and look forward to a successful year for the both of us.

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Janet. Isn't it fun to see what really has gone on over the last year. One almost forgets. It still seems like just yesterday when you were in town for Art Watch and all the explosion of color happened!

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Wow! Thanks for the tip of the hat, Shawn! I really appreciate it!

Can't wait to see your books, too. Congratulations on your shows! I'm sure they're going to be great.

Shawn McCann said...

You deserve it Christina. Thanks for your congrats as well!