As an independent artist it is important to plan my exhibits well in advance and my 2020 calendar was full! Then, everyone’s lives changed. Being Type 1 diabetic, it was important to cancel my entire itinerary and while gallery shows waned, I decided to embrace the situation and look for opportunities. I have opened channels for growth with real estate partners, targeted business professionals on LinkedIn and expanded my social media with virtual gallery shows. Each allows my art to bring joy and serve as inspiration for people who are spending more time at home.