Cowardly Lion:All right, I’ll go in there for Dorothy. Wicked Witch or no Wicked Witch, guards or no guards, I’ll tear them apart. I may not come out alive, but I’m going in there. There’s only one thing I want you fellows to do. Tin WoodsmanScarecrow: What’s that? Cowardly Lion: Talk me out of it! Wizard of Oz ____________________________________________________________________________________ Mordecai: ‘Do not think that because you are in the the king’s house you alone of all the Jews will escape. And who knows but that you have come to royal position for such a time as this?’ Esther: ‘Go, gather together all the Jews who are in Susa, and fast for me. I and my maids will fast as well. I will then go to the king, even though it is against the law. If I perish, I perish.’ Bible ____________________________________________________________________________________ What if voice: ‘Why not create a place where artists will gather from around the world to inspire to all kinds of gifts and talents and creative endeavors. Where people will come together, and over the years return again and again; building community, a web of connections that spreads in filaments around the globe, crossing, interweaving, never breaking despite distance or diversity because they have this one place, this one connection point, this one OPENstudio. What if? What if, you?’ Trish voice: ‘Alright, I will do it. But only if all of you come along, collaborate with me and take part in making it possible. I can not do this alone. Certainly we are all already connected, right now in this time, for just this reason….’ Trish’ head ____________________________________________________________________________________

I can not do this alone. But I can do this. I have everything in me confirming that I can do this!

Come along. Make it happen. It is that good. 3064_pea_ridge_road-2 across_field20140825131005-openstudio-barn-interior in love. trish