I'm really amazed at and inspired by the singularly unselfish act of self-isolation by most people so far (two weeks). After a few days of going out for my early morning runs, I quickly stopped that, seeing how dangerous it was, even though I saw almost no one out and figured that overnight the virus would have receded. I was further chagrined by listening to updates from Andrew Cuomo, who convincingly reinforced with great conviction the stay at home order.
Seeing other businesses shift their focus to selling online got me thinking I should do the same. But I'm still wondering if that is responsible, since I am so small, I would have to interface with the post office to ship orders (or have UPS pick them up). Either way, it's exposure and maybe I can just wait until the danger is past by taking myself out of circulation. But can I afford it, since stores aren't open and thus not selling my designs? And are people even buying clothes right now?
I guess I will use the time to sketch new designs. And make a few samples and start wearing them around the house to test them out. I will take pictures and you can tell me what you think! Meanwhile, I have been painting and here's a sampling of pieces I've done during the SIP: