If you have an adult coloring book, like Tess, you're probably part the problem.

According to the Independent, Faber-Castell, one of the world's leading colored pencil manufacturers, says all those coloring adults have led to a shortage in the supply of colored pencils.

The U.K. company has actually had to add extra shifts for workers to try to deal with the increased demand.  It's estimated that adult coloring books have sold over 20 million copies over recent years. Faber-Castell spokesperson Carlotta Lein says,

"We have noticed the effects of the coloring trend very strongly. Coloring doesn't require artistic training to get started, yet offers a great sense of accomplishment when finishing a piece."

My sister, Katie, got me an adult coloring book called Secret garden, for Christmas.  She said one of her friends has one and swears that it helps with her anxiety.  I used to love to color as a kid, and now I also have a weird anxiety issue.  My sister’s friend was right, it really helps.  Play your favorite music (hopefully KFR music :P) and start coloring.  It’s almost like reading a book; you escape reality and finish feeling a sense of accomplishment.  I'm not sure what I'm going to do if my coloring pencils run out!

Dana caught me taking 10 to color some flowers :)

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