Bob Ross is an artistic hero to many. His show, The Joy of Painting, inspired countless folks to tap into their creative spirit, and beyond that, to do something everyday that will make them happy. We all need to be reminded of this every once and a while, so why not get a gentle nudge from your morning cup of coffee? This clever “self-painting” mug is an homage to Ross, but it goes beyond that to reveal a surprise image once you pour in a hot beverage. As the cup gets warmer, one of Ross' signature paintings appears before your eyes. The effect illuminates him as well as the printed saying of “We don’t make mistakes. We have happy accidents.”


  • Bob Ross Mug holds 12 ounces of liquid.
  • When hot liquid is poured into this mug, a Bob Ross painting will appear. Once the mug cools down, the image will gradually disappear. Bob will stay.
  • Due to the nature of this mug, it is not dishwasher safe but is microwave safe.

About Unemployed Philosophers Guild

Founded in 2011, the Unemployed Philosophers Guild contends that “the unexamined gift is not worth giving” and creates items that fulfill people’s needs for finger puppets, warm slippers, coffee mugs, and above all, laughter.

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