Coloring has the ability to induce a meditative state of mind and help you feel calm and relaxed. Plus the final colored artwork can be totally awesome and uniquely yours!
This year we are facing many new challenges. The 2020 Quarantine Coloring Book reflects some or our shared experiences under lockdown, celebrating how our community has responded to COVID-19. I drew and shared one coloring page per day with my friends and family.
Given the original meaning of the word “quarantine,” I did this over a period of 40 days. My hope is that the coloring book will provide you with a moment of calm and creativity amidst the chaos."
- Mara Lea Brown
The 2020 Quarantine Remembrance Coloring Book is the third coloring book of this series. I feel a need to commemorate the lives we have lost this year. An unthinkable number of people have died from COVID-19. Many of these deaths could have been prevented. We are mourning lives cut short due to police brutality, systemic racism, homophobia, sexism and so many other acts of hatred, greed, ignorance and neglect. Role models, activists, artists and other heroes passed away this year and are no longer here to guide and inspire us in person. Through my drawings I am lighting candles, saying their names and reflecting on the unique meanings and healing properties of flowers in their honor."
- Mara Lea Brown
Digital versions of all coloring books are completely free. You can print the pages, color them and share them with your family, neighbors, students and friends!
You can also purchase printed copies of the books clicking here.
Mara's hope is that the coloring pages will provide you with moments of calm and creativity amidst the chaos.
Enjoy coloring inside and outside the lines!
There are several ways to share your art (do them all!):
Email a photo of your coloring and we'll post it on our community gallery:
Post the photo on Facebook and Instagram using tag #2020quarantinecoloringbook
Place your artwork in your front window for people to see from the street.