"2020-2021 Quarantine Hope and Remembrance Coloring Book"
The 2020-2021 Quarantine Hope and Remembrance Coloring Book is the third of a series of coloring books completed since the emergence of COVID-19. Attempting to process the events of this pandemic has been overwhelming. Drawing has helped me pause and reflect. With these coloring pages my intention is to commemorate our collective loss and to appreciate the glimmers of hope that are beginning to emerge.
An unthinkable number of people have died from COVID-19. Many of these deaths could have been prevented. Grief was compounded as we mourned lives cut short due to systemic racism, homophobia, sexism and so many other acts of hatred, greed, ignorance and neglect. Role models, activists, artists and other members of our community passed away. The remembrance coloring pages symbolically light candles, say their names and reflect on the unique meanings and healing properties of flowers in their honor.
I began to draw coloring pages about hope when elections were taking place, and around the time the COVID-19 vaccine was first introduced. My drawings of hope reflect actions taken towards positive change at global and local levels.
The electronic version of the "2020-2021 Quarantine Hope and Remembrance Coloring Book" is completely free. The links to the printable PDF pages are below. You can print them, color them and share them with your family, neighbors, students and friends!
My hope is that the 2020-2021 Quarantine Hope and Remembrance Coloring Book will provide you with a moment of calm and creativity amidst the chaos.
Enjoy coloring inside and outside the lines!
First Coronavirus Death
Remembrance January 2020
Daisies have been used as an herbal remedy for the common cold and other respiratory conditions.
The chrysanthemum is symbolic of lamentation and grief.
One of the meanings of the peony flower is compassion.
Remembrance February 2020
In the mid-15th century, the pansy flower, also known as heartsease, was regarded as a symbol of remembrance.
Shelter In Place
Remembrance March 2020
One of the medicinal properties of bougainvillea is to improve the respiratory system. This flower symbolizes welcoming visitors and beauty.
One Million Global Cases
Remembrance April 2020
The moonflower is a symbol of blossoming in dark times.
The sunflower symbolizes vitality and unconditional love.
Remembrance May 2020
In some parts of the world people carry jasmine flowers in their pockets to bring good luck.
The dandelion carries thoughts and dreams to loved ones with a single breath.
Remembrance June 2020
One of the symbolic meanings of the Celosia flower is courage.
Hong Kong Third Wave
Remembrance July 2020
The saffron crocus is said to have antidepressant medicinal properties.
The iris commonly means wisdom, hope, trust and valor.
Remembrance August 2020
Geraniums are considered a protective flower. They symbolize good health.
Ruth Bader Ginsberg
One meaning of the rose is gratitude.
One Million New Cases in Three Days
Remembrance October 2020
The tulip represents deep love and rebirth.
Dr. Susan Moore
The red poppy flower relieves pain.
Hope January 2021
"The Hill We Climb” brought us hope after the insurrection at the Capitol on January 6. Amanda Gorman recited her poem at the swearing-in ceremony for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Remembrance September 2020
Chamomile can help with anxiety.
Joaquín "Quino" Salvador Lavado Tejón
One of the meanings of baby's breath flowers is innocence.
Remembrance November 2020
The morning glory is a symbol of affection, but it can also represent the mortality of life.
300,000 in the U.S.
Remembrance December 2020
At funerals, calla lilies are a symbol of sympathy and purity restored to the departed soul.
The cicely flower has been valued as a medicinal herb in folk medicine; the root has a sweet smell and taste.
Embraces That Never Took Place
Remembrance February 2021
The passion fruit flower is said to help with anxiety, insomnia and stress.
Stop Asian Hate
Remembrance March 2021
The stargazer lily symbolizes sympathy.
Las familias merecen estar unidas.
"The scientific method, as far as it is a method, is nothing more than doing one’s damnedest with one’s mind, no holds barred." — P. W. Bridgman
Remembrance April 2021
The bird of paradise represents optimism toward the future.
Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People
Remembrance May 2021
Yarrow is a plant native to North America that heals wounds and relieves pain.
600,000 in the U.S.
Remembrance June 2021
The bluebell can symbolize solitude and regret.
The golden poppy has been the California state flower for over a century, and has been the symbol of the dead and of sleep since antiquity.
Transgender Day of Remembrance
The orchid represents rare and delicate beauty, and also strength.
Nuestros planes para celebrar en persona
The carnation symbolizes unconditional love; love under any conditions.
Planning for the next generation is an act of hope.
They are the author of their own story.
Teaching, learning, connecting and creating with others open us up to new perspectives, possibilities and hope.
People are still curious about the world around them, eager to learn, explore, invent and fix.
Hope, like communication, comes in many forms.
Regrowth will follow.
Nuestros seres queridos
La flor de cempasúchil, the marigold, is believed to guide the spirits of our departed loved ones to come visit on el Día de los muertos, Day of the Dead.
Love and hope go hand in hand.