"2020-2021 Quarantine Hope and Remembrance Coloring Book"

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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! 

You can also purchase a printed copy by clicking here.

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!

Love, 

Mara

First Coronavirus Death

Remembrance January 2020

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Daisies have been used as an herbal remedy for the common cold and other respiratory conditions.

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Breonna Taylor

Remembrance 1993-2020

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One of the meanings of the peony flower is compassion.

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Shelter In Place

Remembrance March 2020

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One of the medicinal properties of bougainvillea is to improve the respiratory system. This flower symbolizes welcoming visitors and beauty.

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One Million Global Cases

Remembrance April 2020

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The moonflower is a symbol of blossoming in dark times.

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George Floyd

Remembrance 1973-2020

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The dandelion carries thoughts and dreams to loved ones with a single breath.

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Hong Kong Third Wave

Remembrance July 2020

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The saffron crocus is said to have antidepressant medicinal properties.

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800,000

Remembrance August 2020

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Geraniums are considered a protective flower. They symbolize good health.

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Ruth Bader Ginsberg

Remembrance 1933-2020

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One meaning of the rose is gratitude.

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One Million New Cases in Three Days

Remembrance October 2020

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The tulip represents deep love and rebirth.

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Dr. Susan Moore

Remembrance 1968-2020

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The red poppy flower relieves pain.

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Amanda Gorman

Hope January 2021

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"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.

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Embraces That Never Took Place

Remembrance February 2021

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The passion fruit flower is said to help with anxiety, insomnia and stress.

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Stop Asian Hate

Remembrance March 2021

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The stargazer lily symbolizes sympathy.

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Reunited

Hope 2021

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Las familias merecen estar unidas.

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600,000 in the U.S.

Remembrance June 2021

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The bluebell can symbolize solitude and regret.

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Firefighters

Remembrance 2020-2021

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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.

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Transgender Day of Remembrance

Remembrance 2020-2021

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The orchid represents rare and delicate beauty, and also strength.

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Nuestros planes para celebrar en persona

Remembrance 2020-2021

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The carnation symbolizes unconditional love; love under any conditions.

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Next

Hope 2021

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Planning for the next generation is an act of hope.

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They

Hope 2021

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They are the author of their own story.

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2020-2021 Quarantine Hope and Remembrance Coloring Book

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Li Wenliang

Remembrance 1985-2020

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The chrysanthemum is symbolic of lamentation and grief.

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Quarantine Confusion

Remembrance February 2020

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In the mid-15th century, the pansy flower, also known as heartsease, was regarded as a symbol of remembrance.

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Bill Withers

Remembrance 1938-2020

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The sunflower symbolizes vitality and unconditional love.

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355,000

Remembrance May 2020

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In some parts of the world people carry jasmine flowers in their pockets to bring good luck.

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Global Virus

Remembrance June 2020

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One of the symbolic meanings of the Celosia flower is courage.

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John Lewis

Remembrance 1940-2020

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The iris commonly means wisdom, hope, trust and valor.

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1,000,000

Remembrance September 2020

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Chamomile can help with anxiety.

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Joaquín "Quino" Salvador Lavado Tejón

Remembrance 1932-2020

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One of the meanings of baby's breath flowers is innocence.

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Mental Heath

Remembrance November 2020

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The morning glory is a symbol of affection, but it can also represent the mortality of life.

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300,000 in the U.S.

Remembrance December 2020

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At funerals, calla lilies are a symbol of sympathy and purity restored to the departed soul.

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Cicely Tyson

Remembrance 1924-2021

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The cicely flower has been valued as a medicinal herb in folk medicine; the root has a sweet smell and taste.

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The Vaccine

Hope 2021

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"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
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3,000,000

Remembrance April 2021

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The bird of paradise represents optimism toward the future.

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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two-Spirit People

Remembrance May 2021

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Yarrow is a plant native to North America that heals wounds and relieves pain. 

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New Perspectives

Hope 2021

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Teaching, learning, connecting and creating with others open us up to new perspectives, possibilities and hope.

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Fixers

Hope 2021

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People are still curious about the world around them, eager to learn, explore, invent and fix.

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Communication

Hope 2021

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Hope, like communication, comes in many forms.

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Regrowth

Hope 2021

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Regrowth will follow.

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Nuestros seres queridos

Remembrance 2020-2021

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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.

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Touch

Hope 2021

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Love and hope go hand in hand.

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