An ex-lover once asked why I didn’t shave. I told him that if a happy little bush was good enough for Bob Ross, it was good enough for him.
As Bob says, “those little details are nice”.
Also, there’s nothing like coming home after a long day to catch the last 10 minutes of a Joy of Painting episode.
This canvas is so full of happy things.
Think they have this “Best Of” on a DVD boxed set? Bob Ross is both incredibly comforting and inspiring.
"When you’re painting, make up little stories. It helps to be a little crazy, which is to my advantage. Shoot, I’d like to live here. I’m gonna put me a little house right here."
He does things with his palette knife that seems to spoil the whole painting but no, you just have to have faith. It really will be a house. And it will look awesome. And you’ll get a story about the carpenter that “built” the house.
I need to have Bob Ross on DVD. His happy clouds and happy trees and charming non-sequiters make me smile. Perfect way to end a hectic work day.
PBS, I <3 you.
When I was a kid I thought Bob Ross and Julia Child were a couple.
Imagine it. What a fucking talented, curly haired kid.
And just think of the happy clouds and trees you’d see after eating his food.
So much butter.
I’m home from vacation, drinking a bottle of wine and watching PBS. How y’all doing? What did I miss?