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  • Writer's pictureHelena Tiainen

New Year Brings New Opportunities

Updated: Feb 1, 2022

Another month has passed by. Time goes so fast in these disorienting days when what used to be everyday is now rare. Anyway, I do not mean to complain. I know we are all well aware of the current challenges in this world and I do hope that this year, 2022, will bring about positive change. Oh yes, Happy New Year to you all!

I have some good news that definitely have lifted my spirits. Fun Size, a book curated by Jen Tough Gallery, is now published by Blurb and available for preview and purchase at I am included in this book of small art with my painting, The Joy of Design LIII ( ), which is one of my small square paintings in my The Joy of Design series, with currently 67 completed paintings ( and more in the works. I am aiming to complete at least 100 original paintings in this project, which I will also continue to use and alter digitally to create puzzles and more. You can view what I have done so far with these paintings at I recently purchased two 16 by 16 inch prints that I aim at cutting to create a prototype alterable puzzle. I bought two posters, just in case I make mistakes in cutting. These are The Joy of Design 64 Quadrupled works ( More about this will follow as this project proceeds.

Very recently I also learned that my painting, Learning To See, has been juried and is selected for the international Migration 2021 Exhibition and Publication. Update on February 1, 2022: This exhibit is now online. Here is a link to my page in it: And here is the link to the whole exhibition:

I have been drawing a lot and plan to do more painting in near future. There is so much in the plans! If you are interested in buying any of my originals, contact me via email. You can also buy my published art printed on demand on a variety of products at

I appreciate your likes and comments and want to thank you for taking the time to read my now monthly blogs!

Learning to See by Helena Tiainen

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Jan 13, 2022

Happy New Tear to you as well, dear Helena! So many amazing news. Congratulations on your well deserved achievements! ❤️

Helena Tiainen
Helena Tiainen
Jan 13, 2022
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Thank you so very much, Adriana! Your comments are always much appreciated.💖

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