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I have some great news! I have a painting titled More Love in a virtual exhibition: The Divine Feminine by ART from HEART in London, UK. This exhibition is active until March 31, 2022. Do take a look! You can do so by clicking on this link:

This makes me want to share about a recent experience I had. So, here I go. A few days ago I was not feeling very happy. As a matter of fact, I felt angry and frustrated most of that day. I have a hard time accepting many things going on in this world and the Russian war on Ukraine is one of these unbelievably difficult things. I cannot stand bullies and when mentally ill misguided bullies are in leadership and in influential positions, I see red. That day I was not able to shake off my sad and angry sentiments, until something totally unexpected happened. And I am glad it did happen. So this is what happened. That day In the evening Greg and I went to Trader Joe's to get some groceries. While in the store, a beautiful little Asian girl, who was clearly happy about having learned how to walk without falling down, gave me a big smile. Actually two big smiles. She was looking at everything at her eye level and below and exploring the items in the store in wonder and with great enthusiasm while her mother was keeping a loving eye on her. The beauty and innocence of this little girl moved me and suddenly my bad mood was gone as I remembered my own creative childlike wonder and enthusiasm. This wonder stayed with me for the rest of that evening and I woke up in good mood the following day. This encounter with the little girl was very healing to me. Emotionally healthy kids are truly a pleasure. And so are emotionally healthy adults with open minds and loving, caring hearts. My painting titled More Love, in The Divine Feminine Exhibition, has the following description attached to it at FAA/Pixels: "What this world needs more than anything is love in all of its great forms. We could use more compassion and caring and affinity and empathy and kindness and ability to envision ourselves standing in the shoes of another everywhere on this earth. This is the perfect time to think large and act with a big heart in any and all situations. There will never be a better time to do this than now. So, spread your love and light on this earth. Let it shine on those who so desperately need to be recognized and valued. Go ahead and make somebody's day! Share your happiness and gratitude with everyone!!! Even a small spark can light a fire in the heart of another." More Love, my acrylic painting on canvas, is for sale and can also be purchased customized Printed-on-Demand on a variety of products at and also POD on a number of selected products at If you wish to share, I always appreciate your comments and likes. Contact me at with any questions you might have in regard to my art. Thank you for reading my usually monthly blog(s)!

More Love by Helena Tiainen. Acrylic painting on canvas. 7.1 x 5.5 x 0.75 inches.

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Mar 17, 2022

Dear Helena, The world is a messed up place and much like you I am outraged and frustrated with what is happening in ukraine:‘(. But love and compassion can change things and we definitely have to bet on those to eventually rule the world…. one smile at a time… 😍. so happy you have artwork at the Art from Heart-UK show! I love them! Congrats! ❤️

Helena Tiainen
Helena Tiainen
Mar 17, 2022
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Yes! Thank you Adriana!

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