Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Congrats Christina!

I would like to send a huge congrats to my friend and fellow children's book illustrator "Christina Rodriguez" who had the exciting news that not one but 2 of her books had won medals from the Mom's Choice Awards for 2009. "The Wishing Tree" won a gold medal and "Storm Codes" won a silver. This is even more exciting since my book "The Sick Bug" was also a gold medal winner so we will have to get together and have a toast to the "Mom's Choice Awards 2009"!

In news from the studio, it has been a busy few weeks. I have been putting some final touches on a book project and hope to get that one in the designers hands by the end of the week. I also have been working on getting all of the backgrounds done for a new book project that is close to going to final illustrations. This one is going to be the same texture and technique that "The Sick Bug" had so it should be a lot of paint flinging around soon. Stay tuned for images to come of this new project. As you can see by the picture, there is much work to get done yet!

4 comments:

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

Thanks so much for the shout-out, Shawn! You are sweet as pie. Congrats to you as well for your Mom's Choice Award! Maybe we should toast ourselves with some fine whiskey sometime?

Nina Crittenden said...

Shawn- you and Christina are superstars! Good luck on finishing up your current project and embarking an another. Have you illustrated at least 18 books in the time it has taken me to get going on my first? :)

Shawn McCann said...

No problem Christina. You deserve it. And yes we should toast a fine whiskey!

Shawn McCann said...

Thanks Nina. Once you get through the first book it will go much smoother and you'll be cranking out the books as well! Best of luck on the final illustrations.