Day Three: The 118/119/120/121/122 Faces of Karin Jurick

In December 2009, Karin Jurick through her wonderful website "Different Strokes From Different Folks", mounted a portrait challenge.  180 people from around the world were to submit a head and shoulders photo of themselves to Karin so that some other person of the 180 would paint it.  Painters painted each other anonymously and then Karin posted all of the wonderful paintings and drawings on

She also created fantastic YouTube videos of the photo morphing into the painting. Be sure and take a look at these as well. It's a fabulous viewing experience!!

As a Thank You to Karin Jurick Tribute, 118 of the above 180 artists (those who could be located) painted a portrait of Karin from a photograph supplied to them by Jill Polsby.  I've created a link to the Picasa album for everyone to enjoy and I've copied the link to the Snapfish book that was created and mailed to Karin as a huge thank you from her fans. 

I can't thank everyone enough for their enthusiastic response to this Thank You Project for Karin. Thank you!!

Picasa Album:

Snapfish Album ordered to be sent to Karin:

It's been noticed that some of the Snapfish pictures appear cropped. Snapfish dictated the size of the photo and some of the paintings were affected more than others. My apologies if it happened to your work.  When you get to the Snapfish site, below the pictures over to the can click on an icon that gives you a much bigger version of the finished book.


  1. Jill, this is completely awesome! I love all of the 118 Faces of Karin. Thank you so much for putting this all together, I know it was a tremendous amount of work. I can't imagine Karin won't be pleased and thrilled.

  2. This is an amazing collection of portraits. Thank you Jill for being the genius behind this project. I am thrilled to be a part of it. I can't wait to hear Karin's reaction!

  3. What a job well done!!! Thank you Jill! Would you be freaked out if a month or so from now 117 portraits of you showed up at your door???

  4. How cool is that! Thank you so much for being the mastermind behind all this and getting everything started and organized. It was well worth the effort I think. The portraits are amazing! I'm sure Karin will be thrilled.

  5. Thanks Jill! Great job and thanks again
    the effort that had to do about my delay.
    A well there.

  6. Bravo Jill, you did it. Such a great idea. And the result is phenomenal!

  7. Sheesh!! I just realized I didn't thank you for all your hard work on this project!
    A lot of time and a great gift---kudos to you & all who participated!

    -Sharon Alama