Quarantine Diary

This calendar is a discipline
of practicing my art, specifically color, daily.




The artist On Kawara died in June 2014 at the age of 81,or at the age of 29,771 days. Starting in 1966, he created nearly three thousand “Date Paintings”.
As Peter Schjeldahl states: “Kawara’s art evokes a cosmic perspective,
by which his own life and,
by extension, the lives of us all register as a negligible spark in time.”



March 23, 2020 marked the first day of shelter in place in Massachusetts due to the Corona Virus. I began this series to record my daily experience during this unusual time.

I have completed a full year and am still engaged in the process.





I was influenced by
Roy Lichtenstein's
Perfect / Imperfect series,

Imperfect Painting 1988

Each month I design a new image on graph paper.
I trace the design with a felt marker and color the shapes.

May 2020

My color choices are based upon weather, mood, news, observations, and memory.

The process evokes coloring as a child, the mediium reminds me of stained glass church windows, and the repetition is comforting.

Quarantine Diary works are permanent marker and colored pencil on archival polyester film.
4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches


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April 21, 2021
Jury finds Derek Chauvin guilty on all 3 counts
in the murder of George Floyd.

March 14, 2021
I am grateful to be fully vaccinated.

February 22, 2021
President Biden holds candlelight vigil at the
White House to remember the 500,000 deaths
due to COVID-19.

January 6, 2021
Trump mob invades the U.S. Capitol.

December 12, 2020
The United States has seen its worst week since the pandemic started, shattering records for single-day deaths, hospitalizations, and new cases.

November 3, 2020
Election Day.


October 2, 2020
President Trump tests positive for COVID-19.

September 11, 2020
Never forget.

August 14, 2020
Active cases of COVID-19 in U.S. reach
2,429,584 for a single day.
There are 60,600 new reported cases and
1,120 deaths for this day.

July 12, 2020
Florida shatters the single-day record with
15,300 new cases.

June 21, 2020
The first day of summer.
A day at the beach. I realize how fortunate I am to live on Cape Cod during this unprecedented time.

June 23, 2020
Anthony Fauci, infectious disease chief at the National Institutes of Health, tells Congress that people need to avoid crowds and wear masks as coronavirus cases rise in half the states.

May 25, 2020
George Floyd is killed during an arrest in Minneapolis.

April 2, 2020
Globally the number of corona virus cases surpasses one million.

March 17, 2020
Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade is cancelled.
My 70th birthday celebration marks the last time
for being with family and friends and the start of
my shelter in place.

March 23, 2020
Governor Charlie Baker issues emergency
order to close all non-essential businesses
and limit gatherings to 10 people.
Massachusetts Department of Public Health issues a two week stay-at-home advisory.