Water’s like me. It’s laaazy … Boy, it always looks for the easiest way to do things There is no right or wrong – as long as it makes you happy and doesn’t hurt anyone. There are no mistakes. You can fix anything that happens. Let’s do it again then, what the heck. When you do it your way you can go anywhere you choose. That’s crazy. How do you make a round circle with a square knife? That’s your challenge for the day. Don’t forget to tell these special people in your life just how special they are to you. A tree needs to be your friend if you’re going to paint him. You’re the greatest thing that has ever been or ever will be. You’re special. You’re so very special. If you don’t think every day is a good day – try missing a few. You’ll see.
Remember how free clouds are. They just lay around in the sky all day long. In painting, you have unlimited power. You have the ability to move mountains. You can bend rivers. But when I get home, the only thing I have power over is the garbage. Just make little strokes like that. It just happens – whether or not you worried about it or tried to plan it. A big strong tree needs big strong roots. How to paint. That’s easy. What to paint. That’s much harder. A tree cannot be straight if it has a crooked trunk.
Absolutely no pressure. You are just a whisper floating across a mountain. Now, we’re going to fluff this cloud. When things happen – enjoy them. They’re little gifts. Pretend you’re water. Just floating without any effort. Having a good day. I started painting as a hobby when I was little. I didn’t know I had any talent. I believe talent is just a pursued interest. Anybody can do what I do. You can’t make a mistake. Anything that happens you can learn to use – and make something beautiful out of it. It’s life. It’s interesting. It’s fun.
Anytime you learn something your time and energy are not wasted. And that’s when it becomes fun – you don’t have to spend your time thinking about what’s happening – you just let it happen. The only thing worse than yellow snow is green snow. You’re meant to have fun in life. It’s so important to do something every day that will make you happy We’ll paint one happy little tree right here. You can do anything here. So don’t worry about it. Any little thing can be your friend if you let it be. We don’t have to be concerned about it. We just have to let it fall where it will.
You’ve got to learn to fight the temptation to resist these things. Just let them happen. Every time you practice, you learn more
I like to beat the brush. This is a happy place, little squirrels live here and play. God gave you this gift of imagination. Use it. That is when you can experience true joy, when you have no fear. We’ll put all the little clouds in and let them dance around and have fun. Let that brush dance around there and play. There’s not a thing in the world wrong with washing your brush. You can create the world you want to see and be a part of. You have that power. Just take out whatever you don’t want. It’ll change your entire perspective. Here’s something that’s fun.
We spend so much of our life looking – but never seeing. I guess I’m a little weird. I like to talk to trees and animals. That’s okay though; I have more fun than most people. No worries. No cares. Just float and wait for the wind to blow you around. It’s hard to see things when you’re too close. Take a step back and look. You create the dream – then you bring it into your world. Almost everything is going to happen for you automatically – you don’t have to spend any time working or worrying. Even trees need a friend. We all need friends. La- da- da- da- dah. Just be happy. The first step to doing anything is to believe you can do it. See it finished in your mind before you ever start. Put light against light – you have nothing. Put dark against dark – you have nothing. It’s the contrast of light and dark that each give the other one meaning. Even the worst thing we can do here is good.
And I know you’re saying, ‘Oh Bob, you’ve done it this time.’ And you may be right. We can always carry this a step further. There’s really no end to this. A happy cloud. Trees cover up a multitude of sins. Everyone is going to see things differently – and that’s the way it should be. Only God can make a tree – but you can paint one. There comes a nice little fluffer.
See there, told you that would be easy. That’s a son of a gun of a cloud. Everything is happy if you choose to make it that way. Go out on a limb – that’s where the fruit is. See there how easy that is. There’s nothing wrong with having a tree as a friend. Just beat the devil out of it. Be careful. You can always add more – but you can’t take it away.
I sincerely wish for you every possible joy life could bring. Paint anything you want on the canvas. Create your own world. Be so very light. Be a gentle whisper. We tell people sometimes: we’re like drug dealers, come into town and get everybody absolutely addicted to painting. It doesn’t take much to get you addicted.
Everyone wants to enjoy the good parts – but you have to build the framework first. That’s why I paint – because I can create the kind of world I want – and I can make this world as happy as I want it. We have no limits to our world. We’re only limited by our imagination. We don’t make mistakes we just have happy little accidents.
The more we do this – the more it will do good things to our heart. The least little bit can do so much.
You have to allow the paint to break to make it beautiful. I can’t think of anything more rewarding than being able to express yourself to others through painting. Everything’s not great in life, but we can still find beauty in it. That’s a crooked tree. We’ll send him to Washington. There isn’t a rule. You just practice and find out which way works best for you. You could sit here for weeks with your one hair brush trying to do that – or you could do it with one stroke with an almighty brush.
There is immense joy in just watching – watching all the little creatures in nature. This is probably the greatest thing to happen in my life – to be able to share this with you. We artists are a different breed of people. We’re a happy bunch. But we’re not there yet, so we don’t need to worry about it. These things happen automatically. All you have to do is just let them happen. Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul. In life you need colors. You need the dark in order to show the light. We don’t have to be committed. We are just playing here. Nothing wrong with washing your brush Making all those little fluffies that live in the clouds.
From all of us here, I want to wish you happy painting and God bless, my friends. In this world, everything can be happy. In your imagination you can go anywhere you want. You can create beautiful things – but you have to see them in your mind first With practice comes confidence.
Just go out and talk to a tree. Make friends with it. Isn’t it great to do something you can’t fail at?
Take your time. Speed will come later. Just let go – and fall like a little waterfall. The secret to doing anything is believing that you can do it. Anything that you believe you can do strong enough, you can do. Anything. As long as you believe. Just make a decision and let it go. We don’t have anything but happy trees here. Trees grow in all kinds of ways. They’re not all perfectly straight. Not every limb is perfect. You can do anything here – the only pre-requisite is that it makes you happy. Isn’t it fantastic that you can change your mind and create all these happy things? You can create anything that makes you happy.
Talent is a pursued interest. That is to say, anything you practice you can do. We want to use a lot pressure while using no pressure at all. Only think about one thing at a time. Don’t get greedy. If it’s not what you want – stop and change it. Don’t just keep going and expect it will get better. We can fix anything I get carried away with this brush cleaning That’s what painting is all about. It should make you feel good when you paint.
That’s what makes life fun. That you can make these decisions. That you can create the world that you want. Just pretend you are a whisper floating across a mountain. This is your world, whatever makes you happy you can put in it. Go crazy. With something so strong, a little bit can go a long way. It’s amazing what you can do with a little love in your heart. The very fact that you’re aware of suffering is enough reason to be overjoyed that you’re alive and can experience it. All you need to paint is a few tools, a little instruction, and a vision in your mind.
If there are two big trees, eventually there will be a little tree. It’s beautiful – and we haven’t even done anything to it yet. You want your tree to have some character. Make it special. There are no limits in this world.
Work on one thing at a time. Don’t get carried away – we have plenty of time. You have freedom here. The only guide is your heart. You have to make those little noises or it won’t work. I really believe that if you practice enough you could paint the ‘Mona Lisa’ with a two-inch brush. We don’t need any guidelines or formats. All we need to do is just let it flow right out of us. Everybody’s different. Trees are different. Let them all be individuals. Didn’t you know you had that much power? You can move mountains. You can do anything.
They say everything looks better with odd numbers of things. But sometimes I put even numbers—just to upset the critics. Just think about these things in your mind – then bring them into your world.
This is the fun part That’s the way I look when I get home late; black and blue. You can do anything your heart can imagine. This is your creation – and it’s just as unique and special as you are. If we’re going to have animals around we all have to be concerned about them and take care of them. In your world you have total and absolute power. Just let this happen. We just let this flow right out of our minds. All you have to learn here is how to have fun. This is an example of what you can do with just a few things, a little imagination and a happy dream in your heart. Use absolutely no pressure. Just like an angel’s wing.