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Bob Ross wins this years Shorty Award for “Twitch Streamer of the Year”
Bob Ross was named “Twitch streamer of the year” at the Ninth annual Shorty Awards presented on Sunday April 23rd.
If you haven’t heard about Twitch TV it’s a live streaming video platform owned by Twitch Interactive, a subsidiary of Amazon.com. Twitch TV streams a mini marathon of Bob Ross episodes on the weekends. The Shorty Awards are like the Oscars of social media. They recognize and honor social media influencers, brands and organizations on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and other social media sites.
Bob Ross’ popularity has exploded in the past few years largely due to the internet and social media. You may have seen the Bob Ross Remix that came out a couple years ago or some of his snippets and/or shows on You-Tube. His popularity has spread across all age groups. I have had students tell me that when they were teenagers or college students they would turn on the TV and watch “The Joy of Painting” when they got home from school. Because of Bob’s soft, calming voice some people even watch an episode to relax before going to sleep at night.
Even though you can watch him on TV or the Internet the best way to paint a Bob Ross landscape is to take a class offered by a Certified Bob Ross instructor. There you will get hands-on instruction with individual attention and a little fun thrown in just for the heck of it. The best thing about taking a Bob Ross class is spending 4 hours focused only on painting and not about the troubles of the world and/or at home. It’s a well deserved mind vacation.
If you have any questions regarding the new changes or anything else related to the Painting Bug and/or Bob Ross contact me by email at Janice@paintingbug.com or phone 518-852-9160.
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