Bob Ross-whose happy paintings, memorable hairstyle, and quirky catchphrases make us grin from ear to ear-is still as popular as ever, maintaining a core base of fans through a show that has never gone off the air since 1983 and embraced by a generation of gamers and Millennials, with tributes appearing everywhere from Twitch to Netflix, Buzzfeed, and YouTube.
"Anything we don't like, we'll turn it into a happy little tree or something; we don't make mistakes, we just have happy accidents."
Bob Ross, the soft-spoken artist painting happy clouds, mountains, and trees has captivated us for years with the magic that takes place on his canvas in twenty-six television minutes-all while dispensing little branches of wisdom. His style and encouraging words are a form of therapy for the weary, but with Bob it is always about more than painting. There is a hidden depth within his easy chatter, another layer to everything he says. When he talks about painting, he's using it as a metaphor for life!
Happy Little Accidents: The Wit and Wisdom of Bob Ross opens with an introduction and brief biography of Ross, followed by a collection of Ross's greatest quotes and most majestic works of art.
Relax. Unwind. Be inspired.
"Just let your imagination go. You can create all kinds of beautiful effects, just that easy...
Michelle Witte (Author) Michelle Witte is a lifelong admirer of Bob Ross who wishes she could paint half so well but settles for working with the written word. She is the author of humor books including The Craptastic Guide to Pseudo-Swearing and The Faker's Guide to the Classics.