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Tuesday, October 17, 2023

Talent is a pursued interest … Anything that you're willing to practice, you can do.

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Bob Ross

American painter and art instructor Bob Ross is most famous for his long-running PBS show, “The Joy of Painting,” which aired from 1983 to 1994. With his gentle demeanor, quirky charm, and Zen-like approach to painting, Ross captivated audiences of all skill levels as his soothing voice guided them to paint beautiful landscapes full of “happy little trees.” Along the way, he imparted many messages that struck a chord with viewers and continue to resonate even now. This quote from the show underscores Ross’ unwavering belief that artistic ability hinges more on diligent practice than innate talent. He maintained that anyone willing to invest time and effort in their desired talents could achieve their goals. Since his death in 1995, the internet has helped cement Ross’ status as a pop culture icon with a remarkable legacy built not only on his artistic skills, but also on his gentle, encouraging persona.

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