Life takes you on many journeys and this last one was just wonderful. We have these friends, new friends to me, who recently got married in Topanga Canyon in LA. Greg took the groom’s picture for his book, The Artist Within: Book 2, and over the years,their paths crossed more than once and they found themselves friends. It’s not often I meet someone as gentle & sweet as Greg, but Scott Gandell is just like him. He graduated from the same school we did, Art Center College of Design, and is a fabulous illustrator, as well as a true shepherd to other artists through his ownership of Pop Secret Gallery. Somewhere along his journey, Scott met beautiful graphic artist, Anneline de Croos and he fell hopelessly, deeply in love with her. I know why. She is strong, gentle, and so very present. Their wedding had many Sri Lankan guests, as Anneline hails from this culture, and I found myself thinking: These are my people. (I know, I know, I’m a tall, sturdy, Germanic blonde chick...). Sri Lankan people are polite, warm, fun loving and never bored. Everyone I met from that heritage I just loved. It is such a privilege to be a part of this love story, to witness it, to find it’s true authenticity, to celebrate the things that are pure and good in life, as they are rare. Thanks Anneline and Scott, for letting us into your very special world.