A New York City mom of two has recreated some of the most beloved children's books to reflect the current pandemic and self-isolation families like hers are experiencing.
"Goodnight Moon" is now "Goodnight Zoom." "The Day the Crayons Quit" is now "The Day the Crayons Stayed Home."
Now, Stefanie Trilling, who had never painted prior to the spread of the novel coronavirus, has thousands of followers eager to see her creations.
"The sirens outside our window were very distressing," Trilling, who live near four New York City hospitals, told "Good Morning America." Looking for a way to distract her two young kids, she brought out the painting supplies they had on hand. Her very first book cover was of an "Elephant and Piggie" book because one happened to be out on the table nearby.
Soon, she was posting her work on social media to great reviews.
"People started sharing with their friends and I went from a few hundred followers to a few thousand," she said.
Trilling is happy to bring people joy amidst the current circumstances. And she's found a way to give back. She told "GMA" she's at the early stages of partnering with a non-profit to sell the paintings and donate all proceeds to people affected by COVID-19.
And though her first paintings were made with Crayola washable paint, she's since purchased archival and professional brushes so the works will last well beyond the virus.
"It feels like looking forward to things has been taken away from us," she said. "I hope the paintings give people something to look forward to now."