In today's episode of The Joy of Painting with Bob Ross (Saturday 7:30 am on KAET Chanel 8, in the PHX market) Bob proclaimed that they (his company?) were just like drug dealers. They know that they get us hooked on painting, and then we will want more and more of it.
Well he couldn't have been more right. It has been less than one year since I started painting with Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting series. Really. I didn't grow up with it, I discovered Bob in July 2009 when MiMi came to live with us and I looked for quiet, easy going television to entertain her. After watching for a few months, I decided to purchase supplies and DVDs and give it a try. That was in October of last year.
Since then I have gravitated in and out of oil, watercolor, acrylics, and now I a little hooked on pastel. I have not been sitting idle all of these weeks, I've set up my studio(s) and pretend like I'm going to get something done. Every now and then I do, but when I sit at the computer I wonder who wants to hear about any of that.
However with the anniversary of my oil painting career coming up, I suppose I should try to GET BACK TO OIL PAINTING. After Bob initially got me hooked, I started out strong. 5 paintings in one week, then my first Bob Ross paint along, and then my blogging idea and here we are 5 paintings in to that project an I am getting bored with it. I TOLD YOU this could happen.
In my defense, it is a little more than just painting. It's video taping my painting and then editing it for YouTube and then writing about it . . and in case it wasn't exactly clear, I have a company to run, teenagers to raise, an 84yr old Mother In Law to care for, a beautiful grandson, and a couple of other blog projects in addition to this one (what was I thinking) so I could have guessed this wouldn't be easy.
Anyway, today's post is for a couple of reasons. ONE: To invite anyone who would like to do an episode of Bob Ross' Joy of Painting (painting along) on video tape for me to highlight here, PLEASE LET ME KNOW. I would send you a camera, I'd buy you one of those kits you see there (or send you some of my stuff) so you could give it a try. I'll edit the video and post it (unless you are in to that sort of thing) and everything.
Number TWO reason for this post is to let people know about my other projects that you may have run in to on my YouTube channel. A friend of mine wrote an iApp that is in the iTunes store. In order to get people to download and use the App, we came up with a contest to give away an iPad and some other cool stuff. It is working great. Mostly because of my video on YouTube that I am promoting (ie: advertising) that tells about the giveaway.
A lot of folks have downloaded the App and we now have "stats" in the iTunes store that help us understand how the Apple Marketplace works . . because we have a much better App in the works that is a tie in to my charity Thank You Blue and its work with the 100 Club of Arizona. So we need to know how iTunes store works.
In any case, I'd hate to give away an iPad without giving the followers of this blog an opportunity to get in on the giveaway. So if you are interested visit TheTEXTupProject.com or watch this video and DON'T laugh at my voice. It's weird, I know.