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Tulips and Ladybugs

Updated: Sep 13

Artist's Statement:

If memory serves, my husband gave me these tulips. Two days later, I found myself distressingly anxious about a series of paintings I had then been working on for several weeks. I impulsively starting painting the tulips for escape, and the relief was immediate. Without every having read Harland William’s comment, I found that imagining and painting the lady bugs immediately eased my mind.


Oil on Canvas

20 x 16 in


I think people should maybe just go out into the garden and watch a ladybug crawl across a flower and relax their mind.

​Harland Williams

artist, author, comedian

dual citizen: Canada and U.S.

The older I get, the more I'm conscious of ways very small things can make a change in the world. Tiny little things,

but the world is made up of tiny matters, isn't it?

​Sandra Cisneros

American poet and novelist

You know who must be very secure in their masculinity? Male ladybugs.

​Jay Leno

internationally known car collector

formerly late night TV host


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.



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