The cult painter's chill demeanor is a perfect sleep aid, the app maker says.
Calm.com, a popular meditation and sleep app, is bringing back three episodes of Bob Ross’ cult “The Joy of Painting” show as sleep aids.
The 1980s-era PBS series will be part of the app’s Sleep Stories — “bedtime stories” for adults that are intended to relax the body and settle the mind.
“We’ve had so many Calm users asking us for a Sleep Story with Bob Ross,” says Alex Tew, co-founder of Calm. “He was and still is a hero to the hard of sleeping.”
Calm’s first Bob Ross Sleep Story, called simply “Painting With Bob Ross,” just launched, with two more stories to follow later this summer.
Along with his ultra-mellow demeanor and the rhythmic swish-swash sound of his paintbrush, Ross also taught key tenets of mindfulness, such as self-compassion and acceptance, with observations like, “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents,” and “Ever make mistakes in life? Let’s make them birds. Yeah, they’re birds now.”