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Bubbling Fountain in London


Oil on Canvas

24 x 36 in



A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything in its vicinity freshen into smiles. Washington Irving

prolific author of books, essays, stories (including Rip Van Winkle and The Legend of Sleepy Hollow); perhaps the first true American writer



There is a Fountain of Youth: It is your mind, your talents,

the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of the people you love.

When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

Sophia Loren

winner of two Oscars and multiple other awards;

the first to win an Academy Award for a foreign language film [La ciociara (1960)]



Look within. Within is the fountain of good,

and it will ever bubble up, if thou wilt ever dig.

Marcus Aurelius

philosopher, emperor of Rome



Unfortunately complaining is one thing Eeyores are not afraid to do.

They grudgingly carry their thimbles to the Fountain of Life,

then mumble and grumble that they weren't given enough.

Benjamin Hoff

The Tao of Pooh (1982),

The Te of Piglet (1992)

(among other works)



Art as an Oasis™

Art as an Oasis is a series of occasional postings from the art of Carrie Kleinberger

providing a temporary respite from both mundane and monumental cares

complimented by words of wisdom from a diversity of others.


~ Paintings on the Peaceful Power of Water ~



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