A Dirty Little Secret. No I Am Not Ashamed.

You wanna know a little secret?

I’m a Bob Ross fan.

This man relaxes me.  His voice is soothing and his happy trees and happy little mountains calm me.

There was a time in my life, not too many moons ago, when I DVR’d old Bob Ross episodes.

If you go to his website at bobross.com, you can buy the whole collection for only $1,400.00.

Yes I know people make fun of his hair, his words, his ways, but I don’t care.   Me and Bob are tight.

I’m not an artist.  I would never in my life claim to be.  I’d like to be, but it’s not my talent.  

I won’t ever be a supermodel either.  Big deal.

He uses a wet-on-wet technique where he covers his canvas with a color and then paints right on top of that.

Once I bought a Bob Ross painting kit from a craft store, laid an old shower curtain down on my living room carpet, and painted a picture following along with him on a DVD.   Pause. Paint. Play.  Pause. Paint. Play. Pause. Paint. Play.

It sucked.  The blue was too blue, the mountains were about 3 different colors, the river was too wide, but for my first time ever, I guess it wasn’t too shabby. 

The next time I tried to paint, it didn’t go so well, so I threw a little temper tantrum and ended up scribbling all over the canvas, then hauling it to the dumpster in the alley.  I’m getting mad again just thinking about it.

I haven’t tried to paint since. 

Even though I am not an artist, and I have taken a vow to not buy any new clothes all year, I think I’m going to break my resolution just once.


I must have this shirt.  I must.

And while I’m at it, I might as well buy this one too.


It’s good advice.


  1. Jolea says:

    I have to admit I’ve never watched Bob Ross….:/ I’m sure in the 70’s he was quite a catch…;) Seems like I have a memory of dad saying “happy little trees” on more than one occasion…weird.


  2. I love him!! hahahaha And, girl, you HAVE to break your resolution for one of those shirts. Your picture was very good. Rivers get wide during rainy season. 🙂 And mountains are many colors as the clouds shadow them. So, see? You are an artist.


  3. carlaat says:

    So soothing when you accidentally catch him on late night PBS!


  4. carlaat says:

    Oh, and I’m impressed with your painting, too!


  5. knotrune says:

    Happy little trees! 😀 I remember those. When I was ill it was soothing to lie back and watch him paint happy little pictures 🙂


  6. Never heard of him, but seems he has great positive messages. Love your painting! I hope you have it displayed somewhere in your home prominently.


  7. Mama says:

    I think it’s a beautiful painting and a very good one…..just like you…..beautiful and good!


  8. Lara says:

    Haha!!! At first I thought who the heck is Bob Ross and then I saw his pic and remembered scanning through the channels. 🙂


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