It's so encouraging that God keeps choosing to bless me this way. Time and time again he opens doors that should be impossible, even when I feel like my art is terrible.
It's enormously clear to me that nothing I do is by my own merit, skill, or talent. It's only by God's blessing and grace that I'm able to make my living as an artist.
There were so many times this past year where I took a step of faith (even just a little one!) and the day after I would get a call with a new show opportunity, commission, news article, award, etc. Things that just shouldn't happen!
I can't say that I learned how to be an awesome artist this year, but I can say my God is an awesome God.
Good news! Part of my show at Divine Inspiration Gallery will remain up until March 2012. So those of you who didn't get a chance to see it still have time. I will also be adding some new pieces to the show, hooray!
I'm not usually a fan of gray days, but it turns out I am a fan of rainy days :) I saw this scene while I was driving home from Ventura one afternoon.
Also, don't miss the Carpinteria Women's Club Annual Christmas Boutique tomorrow afternoon! I'll be there selling prints, daily paintings, mini ACEO sized paintings for only $25, and more! There's also a raffle and food, it should be lots of fun, and a great way to get original Christmas gifts :)
Hi! I'm Sharon Schock, an artist living and working in Carpinteria, California. In 2009 I started a daily painting project where I complete one small painting each day. These paintings will be up for auction or available in my etsy shop soon after they're posted here. To be the first to know about each new posting enter your email at the top of the page.