Pandemic Pages is my first illustrated book, published just a few weeks ago and available on Amazon.com. It was created during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic beginning with the Wisconsin stay-at-home order of March 13, 2020.
Each page is a daily meditation, an attempt to find some lightheartedness, even beauty, at a time when it was hard to find. The whimsical illustrations reflect the desire to keep moving forward despite the fear. To choose hope over despair. To share the gift of creativity and not fall into the darkness of stagnation and sadness.
The book in its totality is about one person's constant search for levity in the face negativity and darkness. A return to moments of laughter and joy. An attempt to stay centered and focused on what is important. Specifically Pandemic Pages is a whimsical record of the first three months of the pandemic.
Sienkiewicz's illustrations are both captivating and charming and her commentary filled with humor and hope... Written for adults, this book also holds appeal for children who will delight in her drawings... A lovely gift for yourself or anyone, like myself, who failed to keep a diary of their own.
- Diane G.
Like sunshine in the rain! Peruse for a quick smile or linger for the bright, cheerful artwork...A useful tool for parents to talk with smaller kiddos about the pandemic-- like a good comic strip or Disney movie. This book seems eager to speak to adults and children alike, each at their own level.
A perfect, beautiful and artistic way to remember 2020, the pandemic year!
- Patty G.
This delightful little book would brighten any reader's day with its insightful, humorous, sad and whimsical thoughts.
- Wayne G
I am so moved and grateful for the kind words and reviews that readers have been sharing. It makes me glad to have persevered in the making and publication of this book. Being my first it was a true learning experience! Endless thanks to my husband, Paul, who worked by my side over the summer and into the fall with the logistics of turning my diary into a book. If Pandemic Pages makes a few people smile or helps them to remember with clarity some of the unique moments that were lived from March to May 2020, then it will have been more than worth the effort.