In 2021, the beginning of August I came home from work one evening, late at night and turned on the TV. I couldn’t sleep, I couldn’t turn my mind off. There was nothing on to watch, and I thought, “why not Bob Ross?” I have no idea why I thought that.
I did a quick search and sure enough, I had access to every season, and every episode; I began with season 01 episode 01. The following day I found myself rushing home from work just so I could watch Bob.
I kept watching Bob, day-after-day. I found myself not watching anything else; before long I was at season 3, and then four. I decided. . . . “I want to do this.” I purchased everything I needed: paint, brushes, the palette, canvases, screen, beater rack, trash can, even the easel! This was no small investment. If I was going to do this, I was going to do it right,
Well, the day finally came, I had all of my supplies. I turned on the video of Bob, and began my journey.
I graduated a Certified Ross Instructor June 24, 2022. I attended classes in the same building where Bob filmed the ”The Joy of Painting®” all those years.