Happy Little Trees

There’s an article in the Wall Street Journal today about how Bob Ross, a painter who used to have a show on PBS, is more popular today than he was when his show went off the air in 1993.
The interesting thing is that Bob’s been dead for almost 9 years.
Evidently, his videos and art supplies live on, and as one of his fans said, “Bob reversed the idea that you needed talent to paint.” I had a girlfriend who used to love watching Bob paint (as he referred to them) “happy little trees.”
I tried to find something on the Internet that’s not overly nasty about ol’ Bob, but maan, there are a lot of bitter artists and wannabes out there. I wouldn’t put his stuff up on my wall, but some of these people go after him with flamethrowers– time to switch to decaffeinated, maybe. Here is his official website.