These are the first days of “life” of this definitely “do it yourself” blog / album. I would like to thank a large group of people, all graphic arts professionals, whose video tutorials have unwittingly given me a big help in cultivating my hobby. I consider it a duty to acknowledge their contribution. I could not mention all them, but I make one exception for the late master from Viareggio Giorgio Michetti who about five years ago, at the beautiful age of 104, had the spirit to post on YouTube a drawing and painting course: a dozen videos that had the clear aim of encouraging a simple, spontaneous, almost playful approach to art. Those lessons have been and remain valuable. Thanks again, Maestro.