Wuu says she’s cut back significantly on her coloring, partly because she started to question just how “productive” she was being by filling her hours with shading. Still, she thinks her obsession was an ultimately positive distraction during a time of intense stress. “You can’t do it wrong—and even when you do, you’re like, ‘Whatever, I have another shot,'” she says.
“It felt like I could mess up. I would look at this, and be like, ‘Oh, that’s not really what I wanted to do. But there are, like, 10,000 other flowers in this book.'”