Welcome to the newest participants of the 52 Weeks Challenge who joined us this 10th week of the activity.
Abigail Gutting, who is an artist by day and an art teacher by night, when she works with children and teens, learns something new every day. “A painting takes me on a journey from start to finish,” writes Abi in her new blog, The Power of an Image. “That journey is never the same and with each new effort; there is something new to be gained and understood.” As a child, Abi worked alongside her artist mother in her studio, and in her teens and early 20s, she worked with her veterinarian father in the American West, which inspires much of her painting today. In Two Cowboys and a Bronc below, you can feel the sweat and dust of the cowboys as they chase a saddle bronc. “My goal is to tell a story that lingers in the mind of the viewer and to grow as an artist with each new painting,” says Abi of her work, which she sells in her Etsy shop, Abi Gutting Fine Arts.
Karina Wetzel introduces us to her love of crafts through a fabric flower tutorial in her blog, Karina’s Challenge. Karina, who lives in Utah, is a relatively new mother who somehow finds time to sell vinyl art lettering, handmade home decor crafts and onesies in her Etsy shop, Crafts by Karina. I especially enjoy her whimsical wall decals, such as the one shown below.
So, what did I get done this 10th week of the Challenge? During a week when I felt overrun by paperwork I’m shuffling on my father’s behalf, I finished this earflap hat and matching scarflette.
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