When the kids were younger, we would sometimes turn on Bob Ross in the evening to calm them down before bedtime. It didn’t take long for the kids to fall in love with the show and look forward to it each night. They would lay on the couch watching him paint, smiling at his comments, and be in complete awe of his paintings. Before I knew it they were pretending to be Bob during their waking hours, walking around the house ‘painting’ trees and happy little accidents. Needless to say, Bob Ross has held a special place in my heart since then.
When we heard that there was going to be a Bob Ross exhibit nearby, we couldn’t wait. We’ve had our tickets for weeks and this morning was out time slot. When we got there they had a documentary about him playing in the theatre. When we were done with that, we went into the gallery where we got to see about two dozen of his paintings. It was interesting to see his works up close. The kids loved seeing the vibrant colors and they were excited each time they saw a painting they recognized!