Monday, June 19, 2017

My favorite Bob Ross quotes - Monday Motivation

I hate to admit it but when Bob Ross was on television I was not a fan. Something about the show drove me nuts, never sure if it was his voice, the way he painted, maybe it was too quiet - I couldn't put my finger on it.

Looking back from where I stand now I would say it was watching someone paint - when I was barely touching art supplies. I had been convinced by others - and then myself - that it wasn't a worthwhile pursuit.  Sadly, I went through the better part of a decade creating no art. 
It was a mistake.
Just as it was a mistake that it took me so long to appreciate Bob Ross.  ("but there are no mistakes, only happy accidents.")

Now I create art pretty much on a daily basis, and though I don't watch his videos - I love reading his quotes and his thoughts on art and life - All gems!

These are some of my favorites:


--> “The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe.”


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"Whatever makes you happy, you put in your world."
 
-->"Talent is a pursued interest. In other words, anything you are willing to practice, you can do."
"You need the dark in order to show the light."

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"Trees don’t grow even, they don’t grow straight… just however it makes them happy."

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-->Create your own world right here on the canvas."

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“Just let go — and fall like a little waterfall.”

 And my all-time favorite....
"Every day is a good day when you paint!" 


I am off to follow Mr. Ross's advice.  I hope you enjoy your day and spend some time doing what you love!

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