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New Google Doodle celebrates Bob Ross

Art history majors, your time has come.

The popular Google Doodle feature on the Google homepage got an artsy twist today in honor of what would have been Bob Ross’ 70th birthday (The beloved painter and TV personality passed away in 1995).

Ross is best known as the creator and host of the PBS show The Joy of Painting, which ran for over a decade (1983-1994) and instructed people how to create oil paintings in easy, step-by-step instructions.

A fun added detail on Ross’ Doodle is the squirrel on his shoulder. In addition to his painting, Ross was an animal fan who often adopted wildlife creatures, squirrels in particular. The furry friends often made appearances on the show. In fact, the Internet recently unearthed old video of Ross feeding a baby squirrel. It’s simply adorable.

Feeling crafty? Many Ross clips are still on YouTube. Check out an autotune of his class — the Internet’s favorite way of honoring someone! — below, and then get to work on your stuck-inside-during-Hurricane-Sandy art, east coasters. READ FULL STORY

PBS remixes artist Bob Ross' 'Joy of Painting'

Following the success of last month’s auto-tuned video of Mister Rogers, PBS has remixed artist Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting.

Symphony of Science’s John D. Boswell strikes gold for the second time with “Happy Little Clouds.” In between inspirational mantras like ”You can do anything that you want to do — total power,” Ross’ advice loses its PG appeal with ”Give it a little touch, give it a little pull, make love to the canvass. … Caress it very gently.”

So ”bring a lot of good thoughts to your heart” and watch the video below. Ross’ beautiful landscape paintings and catchy tune will have you dreaming of ”happy little clouds” and ”happy little trees.”


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