Awesome Video: Bob Ross Remixed - "Happy Little Clouds"


For years, millions of PBS Television viewers have watched Painter Bob Ross create "happy little clouds"...and happy trees, mountains, lakes, cabins and more.

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Although he passed away from Lymphoma in 1995, PBS continues to air his half hour show several times a week.

There was something in his delivery and style that was so soft, gentle and peaceful that made each episode quite mesmerizing.

If you've seen the show doubt you'll agree.

Using auto-tune to set his words to music, PBS Digital Studios put together an awesome "remix" tribute video last July around the anniversary of his death.

Since today would have been his 70th birthday, it's fitting that he be celebrated again for all the warmth and joy he gave to so many people.

He is remembered for many sayings, some of which you'll see in this tribute video, like:  ""We don't make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents."   (Perhaps his most famous and probably most often repeated quip)

Other favorite Ross sayings include:

  • As he closed each show he said, "Goodbye my friend and God Bless."
  • He was fond of saying, "....It's as tender as a Mother's love."
  • When emphasising to paint softly he'd say:  "Barely touch the canvas, using just two hairs and some air".
  • When adding another tree or mountain or bush he'd say:  "Let's paint another one...because everyone needs a friend."

So to Bob Ross:  Rest in Peace...Goodbye my friend and God Bless.

BTW...Bob was speaking only of his ability to create on the canvas...and he wasn't claiming to have power in any other way.

He often said:  "In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when I get home, the only thing I have power over, is the garbage."

So it's very clear that he was talking about the power of imagination, developing our talents and creative power.

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  1. How beautiful,
    this man must have brought so much pleasure to so many people through what he did and particularly the way he did it.

  2. Yes, he was a very unique man Brenda!

    I take it you've never seen or heard of him...but here in the US even people who have no interest in painting for themselves will talk about the positive affect his programs have on them.

    Thank you for stopping by and sharing! : )

  3. Hi Jephyr,
    I have heard of him but have not seen him or know much about him. You wrote a beautiful tribute to him. Thanks for sharing.

  4. Thank you very much Child of God. Maybe sometime you'll get a chance to see one of his programs...and I hope you'll agree! : )

    Thank you as always for stopping by!