April 20, 2020
April 20, Berlin Staff Edition
Quaranzine is a collection of creative works that share and document how our community is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Everyone is invited to submit their work, from age zero to eleventy-one! Submit your own work.
Helen Malinka, ‘The Distance.’
Carrie Tyszka, ‘Library Closed Signs.’ This picture was taken on the first day that the library was closed to the public due to the pandemic.
Andrea Raynor, ‘Lazy Overnight Rustic Bread.’ When I’m stuck inside, this bread fills the need to do SOMETHING while also doing NOTHING. The ingredients are simple. It takes a while to rise and bake, but most of that time is spent watching Netflix (or IndieFlix).
Anonymous. The first signs of spring! We’ve been taking walks around the neighborhood to get some sunshine (and prevent cabin fever).
Laurie Finke, ‘Birthday While Quarantined.’ We used Zoom so family could sing “Happy birthday” for my daughter’s 3rd birthday and watch her blow out her candle.
Jonathan, ‘Quarantine Blues.’
Miss Annie, ‘TP at home.’ Conserving resources has been a theme throughout the pandemic. I made this creepy little sign for myself about a month ago when I scored the last pack of organic toilet paper from the Health Food section at Stop N’ Shop. Who knew there was such a thing as TP made from recycled bamboo??
Anne Henriques, ‘Eye of the Storm.’ Many of us have spent countless hours creating masks, and as I thought about these weeks that I’ve spent at time, I realized I’ve spent much more time with my sewing machine than probably ever before. A photographer friend of mine shares photos that he calls “Art is Everywhere,” and as I looked at my sewing machine, I loved the look of the metal and cloth combined with the reality of its use.