"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!
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.
The sunflower symbolizes vitality and unconditional love.
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.
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.
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.
People are still curious about the world around them, eager to learn, explore, invent and fix.
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.
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.