By Invitation is a collection of stories about opening ourselves to relationship and active collaboration with others. Our earlier focus was intensely introspective as we intentionally suspended nearly all external interactions to look more deeply into our relationship and into ourselves. We wanted to be on solid ground before re-engaging with the world. The process, of course, has taken many more years than we ever imagined—a gradual unfolding for us with false starts and shifts in our direction along the way.
At this particular time, however, we feel a stirring within that is different—perhaps signaling a readiness to open even further into forging alliances. We are willing to release tight controls on our work, inviting others to participate and co-create.
It is a time of open engagement as we shift from passive participation to actively extend and accept invitations with others—a time of spontaneity and surprising possibilities.
Music, Drawings, Stories and Lyrics
Emerson Martlage – Music, guitar, vocals and production
Mr Toad’s San Francisco – Mastering
Patricia Barry Ryley – Graphic Design