Look, it has been out since 2013, and she been interviewed by everyone from the Guardian to Slate, but I have only just discovered her. I'm late to the adult colouring book party.
I love everything about Johanna. I love that she calls herself an ink evangelist. I love that she doodled an entire dog statue. I love that she's sold a million copies - I hope she's bought an island.
I was reading an interview with her where she said that the best thing about her colouring books (there's another one called Enchanted Forest) topping the best-seller lists is that now she has her choice of briefs. She works on what challenges her, and inspires her creativity.
Johanna explained to Digital Arts: "I became a mum last year and nothing could have prepared me for the craziness that is trying to be a working mum. Before, I'd be loathed to turn a client away and – if I needed to work 20 hours days – that’s what I did. I have a little person to care for now and she demands enough all nighters without trying to add a deadline and a conference call into the mix."
Yes, please. I want that freedom.
I just wish I could get my hands on her colouring books. They are sold out at Exclusives, Takealot and Amazon.
In the meantime I'm trawling comments threads and forums and reviews, trying to decide which pencils to use when I do get my hands on a copy (I've heard that fineliners bleed through the pages, and I can't have that, no no no no).
And dreaming about whipping out my matching set of three Secret Garden mini journals during meetings. Or that we become pen pals, and she agrees to design a tattoo for me.