Saturday at the book store I rummaged through shelves of painting books, looking for a painting intro book so I can remember everything I’ve forgotten about painting… and instead found two books about Bob Ross and the Joy of Painting. For those who are too young or did not watch television in the 80s or 90s, Bob Ross became a pop culture painting guru while hosting a painting show on PBS. I grew up watching his show… and I remember him saying “Happy Little Tree…” or “Happy Little Clouds” while he painted amazing landscapes in what seemed like only minutes. Although Ross died in 1995 he left behind a painting legacy. It bothered me when I first saw the books. Why? Because I haven’t thought about Bob Ross, or painted, for years. Continue reading Searching for Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting
At Seattle’s Pike Place Market, we found a photographer who uses simple (yet genius) camera angles to take amazing photographs. Scott Cahill Rude, owner of Reflecting on Seattle, was very nice to talk to… and if you are in the Seattle area I encourage you to stop by his shop.
Here are samples of his work: