• http://kriscamealy.com/ Kris Camealy

    Jumping in here to kick-start this conversation, I think the truth is that we do make mistakes in life, we choose poorly, and act without thinking, we are brash and impulsive, careless and sinful. BUT, when speaking about creativity, and art, I think I like Bob’s idea here. Ultimately, in Christ, even our mistakes can be transformed, as He continually redeems our moments of failure and weakness for His purposes when we surrender unto Him.

    • Yvonne Reynolds

      Amen!

  • http://www.christiepurifoy.com/ Christie Purifoy

    How many Saturdays did I spend watching him turn mistakes into birds flying through the sky? I thought watching him paint was better than a magic show.
    I agree with you, Kris, we do make mistakes in life, real ones, but I am constantly amazed at how God weaves even those ugly things into something beautiful. And, yes, I do think we need to extend that grace to others and ourselves.
    Thanks for this today!

    • http://kriscamealy.com/ Kris Camealy

      So grateful you stopped by, Christie. I am learning to extend and receive grace. It has been quite a journey so far. God is good to stretch me.

  • Marie Gregg

    Happy little trees! I love Bob Ross.

    I think that your comment is spot on. We do make mistakes, we do sin, but even that can be turned into wondrous beauty in the hands of our Lord.

    • http://kriscamealy.com/ Kris Camealy

      Yes, Marie. I am continually amazed at how God transforms disaster into glory. There is nothing beyond his reach. Thanks so much for stopping by!

  • Anna K.

    I remember watching this when I was a little girl. I’d sit with legs crossed and would lean forward in anticipation of every, seemingly effortless, stroke. He exuded such joy as he painted and made the whole process open and inviting. Heady stuff for a little girl who, with her lopsided ponytail and skinned knees, wanted so badly to be an artist. Great memories!

    The memory of his delight in the creative process is what I hold in my mind when I ply my own creativity. :)