Happy Little Trees

By Amy Weiss

Apr 24 2020

I am a fan of Bob Ross and his show The Joy of Painting. I used to watch it as a kid on PBS, and I still stream episodes through sites like Twitch. Much like Mr. Rogers, his calm demenor and positive affirmations are a balm to me in turbulent times—the tapping of his brush, the fluffing of clouds, the creation of happy little worlds in under 30 minutes. And of course the trees.

While none of these herbarium specimens are from actual trees, they all remind me of Bob Ross paintings. As he would say, it's fantastic what you can do with a little imagination.

Keep exploring:
The New York Times piece on where all the Bob Ross paintings are (2019):