In gratitude for all the help we received creating our upcoming book and video: Lessons in Classical Drawing Handbook (to be released by Watson-Guptill, NY in November of 2011), a grand party was thrown. Merriment, delicious food, and wine were had by all. While this image comes close to capturing the laughter and merriment , the actual event was all the more heart-warming. Without the kindness and help of so many people it would have been impossible to complete these projects. It brings to mind the famous Margaret Mead quote, "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever does."