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Title:
Life lessons from Bob Ross
ISBN:
9780789338013
Physical Description:
127 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents:
Introduction -- Blank Canvas -- Streams -- Mountains -- Trees -- Happy Little Clouds -- Dark and light -- Happy Little Accidents -- Beating the Brush -- Bravery Tests -- Paints and Brushes and Knives -- Thanks and Acknowledgements.
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Summary:
Bob Ross taught us more than how to paint--he taught us how to live a calm, mindful life. . . Inspired by Bob Ross's famed painting techniques, quotes, and iconic images, this affirming guide-to-life book will help you navigate your own personal landscape, one day--or canvas--at a time. . . Beloved for his relaxing tone and his way of imparting his meditative outlook on life (all while creating a painting in under thirty minutes on television), Bob Ross had a quiet, nurturing disposition that made him the perfect guide to overcoming (and appreciating) everyday challenges both big and small. . . Featuring Bob's most famous quotes and illustrated by more than thirty of his original paintings, "Be a Peaceful Cloud" and Other Life Lessons from Bob Ross is filled with calming, mindful essays that tap into his advice on imagination, friendship, mistakes, and finding happiness. Chapters range from "Blank Canvas: It's Your World," which illuminates how to approach each day, to "Bravery Tests: Challenging Yourself," which draws upon your inner strength, to "Happy Little Accidents: Creating Success from Failure," which affirms the power of positive thinking. . . Bob Ross's lessons gently encourage everyone to live their best Bob Ross life--an aspiration more important now than ever before.
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Bob Ross taught us more than how to paint--he taught us how to live a calm, mindful life.

Inspired by Bob Ross's famed painting techniques, quotes, and iconic images, this affirming guide-to-life book will help you navigate your own personal landscape, one day--or canvas--at a time.

Beloved for his relaxing tone and his way of imparting his meditative outlook on life (all while creating a painting in under thirty minutes on television), Bob Ross had a quiet, nurturing disposition that made him the perfect guide to overcoming (and appreciating) everyday challenges both big and small.

Featuring Bob's most famous quotes and illustrated by more than thirty of his original paintings, "Be a Peaceful Cloud" and Other Life Lessons from Bob Ross is filled with calming, mindful essays that tap into his advice on imagination, friendship, mistakes, and finding happiness. Chapters range from "Blank Canvas: It's Your World," which illuminates how to approach each day, to "Bravery Tests: Challenging Yourself," which draws upon your inner strength, to "Happy Little Accidents: Creating Success from Failure," which affirms the power of positive thinking.

Bob Ross's lessons gently encourage everyone to live their best Bob Ross life--an aspiration more important now than ever before.


Author Notes

Robb Pearlman is the author of more than thirty books for adults and kids, including TVUSA , What Would Skeletor Do , and The Wit and Wisdom of Star Trek .

Bob Ross (1942-1995) was an American painter, art instructor, and the creator/host of PBS's The Joy of Painting , an instructional television series that ran from 1982 until 1994.


Table of Contents

Introductionp. 7
Blank Canvasp. 11
Painting your own adventure
Streamsp. 29
Patience and taking your time
Mountainsp. 41
Facing seemingly insurmountable obstacles
Treesp. 53
Creating a good foundation for growing
Happy Little Cloudsp. 65
Making time for you
Dark and Lightp. 75
Finding balance
Happy Little Accidentsp. 85
Making mistakes
Beating the Brushp. 93
Releasing tension and anger
Bravery Testsp. 101
Creating new challenges for yourself
Paints and Brushes and Knivesp. 113
Using the gifts and tools given to you
Thanks and Acknowledgmentsp. 127