Wednesday, May 27, 2009

An end and a beginning

Over the last couple of weeks, things here in the studio have been quite hectic. One on hand, I was finishing up with a book project, and on the other I was gearing up for another. The good news is that I am done with the one book and have sent the final scans to the designer. It is always such a great feeling to pass the illustrations on to the designer knowing that the final step of the book is near. And then off to the printer once they are done with it. Hopefully I will have some info soon about the final production date of when the book will be out, but it should be late summer/early fall some time.

So, with that out of the studio, I have a great new project that I am going to starting. The children's book that I will now be working on is going to be a fundraising venture for a wonderful non-profit named Hoofbeats and Heartbeats. They are a therapeutic riding and teaching center for individuals and kids with emotional and physical disabilities. Linda Lewis who runs the center is going to be great to work with and has an amazing dedication to not only her horses, but all who come to ride and learn. To get the project kicked off a little bit, I have attached some sketches for "Reno the Palomino". I look forward to sharing more info about this very important project!

6 comments:

Sharon Wagner said...

A happy ending...and a new beginning

Christina E. Rodriguez said...

OMG... PONIES!!!!!111!!!!

(yes, I am a Cute Overload fan.)

Shawn McCann said...

Hey Sharon. It really was!

Shawn McCann said...

Glad you liked the ponies Christina! You will have to come and visit the horses some time I am out there!

Nina Crittenden said...

Ooh, can I go, too! What a fun project, Shawn! I have always been a horse enthusiast- they are amazing animals!

Shawn McCann said...

Hi Nina. I am sure we could set something up for a visit! I will talk to Linda about it.