My son, being the thoughtful, but quirky guy he is, gave me a Bob Ross decal somewhat as a joke. We do enjoy Bob’s style, and my youngest even explored painting along with him while the middle son was still at home. So it was a bit of a running gag among us saying lines from the show like something was a happy little accident or that some happy little [something] lives over here.
I kept it over the years, intending at some point to do something with it, but not sure what. Until…
I got a Pontiac Vibe. I love my little car, and the youngest and I decided that Bob’s Good Vibes Only sentiment definitely needed to live on the back of our car. I trimmed off the “happy painting” text, cut a white border for Bob’s head so it would read properly on the window, and set up the “Good Vibes Only” text in a pleasing, appropriate font. The addition of a Bob Ross signature made for a perfect finishing touch.
I think good things come from waiting for the right moment to use a thing. At least that is what I’m telling myself about this and the MANY other projects I have in the works but just haven’t gotten around to finishing. Ha!
I titled my Recent Work page, “Guided by Intention” because good design isn’t just about making things look good, it’s also about making things that are appropriate and effective for their intended audience and use.