I love Michaels. I feel like I am a kid in a sweet store, just having so many craft materials at my fingertips. It’s great. I think people are gravitating toward coloring in now because it’s a way for them to step away from all the digital technology in our lives and take a bit of quiet relaxing time out to do something creative and hands on. It’s something that we would do as children as well. I think it’s something quite innate. You know, one of the lovely things about people becoming involved in this sort of coloring trend as it’s grown is the social aspect of it and bringing people together and letting people interact with each other and I think it’s just a really nice environment to have people sat together but I mean, people have been using pens, markers, gel pens, glitter pens, some people have been using paint, some watercolors and pastel pencils, a variety of materials that you can use.
It’s huge and I’m seeing lots of really really interesting examples being shared on social media of how people are coloring differently. One of the lovely things about coloring is there are no rules; you just use the materials you want to use and choose the colors that you choose and color the way that you color. There’s definitely no right or wrong. It’s just whatever it takes you, whatever feels right for you.