For those of you who don't know, Karin Jurick has a bi-monthly challenge for artists through her blog named "Different Strokes from Different Folks". It's become quite a phenomenon amongst artists and viewers! There are no awards, no selling on the blog, just lots of different renditions or interpretations of usually the same subject/photo, exception - the end of the year, now the second year - portrait challenge. This year, 180 people are participating. You send her a photo of you and she matches you up with another (secret) artist and sends you their photo, which you busily attempt to paint a likeness - or as she says, don't worry about the likeness - it's about the process. Well, in my studio, likenesses are a goal. I am very pleased with the way it turned out on my third attempt. I really needed to do those others, to get to this point. I know who this is - through my own little detective work...however, I am not divulging the name or the person at this time.