BarbTUSA with ButterfliesDuring my struggle with colon cancer in 2011, I began to visualize a magical destination and marketing initiative for creative entrepreneurs to produce, perform, promote and sell their works. I had been watching and studying the blossoming of the creative economy for three years by then. That vision manifested into Art WOW, a digital advertising and destination arts marketing initiative, which I started to launch in Spring 2012. Months later, upon discovering that I still had much to do in getting myself back to a healthy place; physically, mentally, and spiritually, I put my plans on simmer. Seven years later, just before we reached the halfway mark for 2019, my role as a full-time cancer caregiver came to an end.  Wrapping up estate matters is destined to free my time to be able to focus on this project in 2020.