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Helena8664

Helena8664
Date Joined: January 13, 2009
Last Online: November 20, 2017
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
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About Me

9/15/2017 UPDATE: So...it has come to my attention that my husband hadn't sent a big batch of swaps that he intended to. In his defense, we've been in the middle of moving to a new city, so things have been quite hectic. Unfortunately, I don't ALWAYS write the swap name on the outside of the envelopes, so I'm not fully sure which were sent late. BUT, I have just sent the big batch today MYSELF. I'm so SO sorry for any inconvenience or confusion it's caused. I've already messaged those of you who's swaps I know were in the mix, but like I said, some didn't have theirs written on it, so I guess we'll see. Thank you all for your patience on this matter. :) Light, love & peace!

A girl, a girl with a pen and a piece of paper.

I am a photographer, an artist (specifically a painter), a writer, and an eternal student at heart. My interests are music. art. driving without a destination. the city life. intellectuals. messy hair. coffee & herb. traveling. chinese food in bed. sunsets. star-gazing on warm nights. real love. meeting interesting people. photography. movie nights. psychology. the sound of a piano. philosophy. the beat generation. spirituality. I never want to forget a single thing, experience, moment, or feeling, and because of this, I am constantly documenting (whether in film, paint, lead, or journals).

Favorite Music

I LOVE music!...and I probably listen to more techno than a gay bar (but normal is just so boring, huh?)...so, here starts the list at Jefferson Airplane. Bob Dylan. Ben Harper. Dr. Hook & the Medicine Show. Simon & Garfunkel. The Mamas and the Papas. The Youngbloods. Wolfmother. The Byrds. Donovan. Janis Joplin. Franz Ferdinand. Sly & the Family Stone. Steppenwolf. The Troggs. Strawberry Alarm Clock. Regina Spektor. Weezer. Bush. Queens of the Stone Age. Anita Ward. Pearl Jam. The Beatles. Bill Withers. Queen. Blink 182. Bon Jovi. Kansas. Tenacious D. Bruce Springsteen. Captain & Tenille. The Cars. Coldplay. Mika. Collective Soul. Pink Floyd David Bowie. Def Leppard. Demitri Martin (not really music ~ but funny as hell!). The Doobie Brothers. The Doors. Falco. The Fray. Gavin DeGraw. The Fugees. The Fire Theft (especially #09...Larry). Jimi Hendrix. John Mayer. KC and the Sunshine Band. The Killers. The Knack. The Lemon Pipers. The Kinks. Low Millions. Melissa Etheridge. The Monkees. Poison. Nirvana. The Prodigy. The Posies. Puddle of Mud. Sarah McLachlan. Seal. Six Pence None the Richer. Elton John. Simple Minds. Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers. Tonic. DHT. War. Buckcherry. Yes. The Who. and I think I'll stop the list at...last, but most definitely not least...U2.

Favorite Books

Oh, where to begin with my love affair with literature? Howl (and really anything written by ginsberg), on the road, ping, the electric kool-aid acid tests, Salinger, girl interrupted, rucksack revolution, one flew over the cuckoo's nest, the bell jar, an unquiet mind, the skeptic's dictionary, the slaughterhouse five, night, babylon, the third wave, goodnight moon, ken kesey's spit in the ocean and other journals, the dharma bums, blood of the wig, the satan seller, the iliad and odyssey, edgar allen poe, hawthorne, mark twain (except for the prince and the pauper - lame.), to kill a mockingbird, of mice and men (depressing), shakespeare's comedies, anything dr. seuss, metaphysics by david hamlyn, death of a salesman, 12 angry jurors, meditations by rene descartes, the theory of consciousness, the andy warhol diaries, Confessions of a Synthetic Starfucker- the Unexpurgated Memoirs of a Celebrity Hairpiece, and all, yes ALL, of the Harry Potter books!

Favorite Movies

XX/YY, eternal sunshine of the spotless mind, the devil and daniel johnston, The royal tennenbaums, fight club, a clockwork orange, I heart huckabees, everything is illuminated, art school confidential, the red door, alice and wonderland, lost in translation, cry baby, american psycho, dazed and confused, speak, a door in the floor, girl, the virgin suicides, american beauty, se7en, memento, the rocky horror picture show, rent, thunderstruck, stoned, clerks, chasing amy, kissing jessica stein, the life aquatic, reality bites, party monster, donnie darko, the secretary, the dead poet's society, the matrix trilogy, Paprika, the science of sleep, superbad, babel, high art, knocked up, juno, children of men, brick, brokeback mountain, moulin rouge, pride and prejudice, the constant gardener, my summer of love, broken flowers, 21 grams, the pianist, session 9, wonderland, shopgirl --- and more to come!

Favorite Television

Television will rot the mind. That being said, I LOVE Bob's Burgers, the X-Files, the Mighty Boosh, Rick & Morty, Black Mirror, Grace & Frankie, and Pushing Daisies. I also like the office, the big bang theory, arrested development, better off ted, black books, reno 911, seinfeld, friends, saturday night live, the soup, and sex and the city (my guilty pleasure)...also, I've realized lately that I watch more anime than is healthy for an average person, and HERE are some of my current favorites: cowboy bebop, ghost in the shell, bleach, samurai champloo, rurouni kenshin, and gantz.

Favorite Crafts

I am a painter, but enjoy working with oil pastels, graphite, charcoals, and almost any other medium! I've also gotten into collecting pretty fabrics, sewing little softies with them (uber cute!), drawing, doing penpal letters (and artful extras), I'm interested in origami (and good at it if the directions are simple enough), I'm big on ATCs and inchies, I can knit scarves and nothing else)...basically, give me art or give me death! If you're curious about my artwork, I would encourage you to check out my deviantart account (I could always use feedback on there!)

Score Some Hearts

I usually try to send some extras just because. If you want to throw in extra goodies specifically for hearts, here are some things that WILL put you on my favorite people list:

  • foreign chocolate & teas
  • teeth (especially human, but animals still loved!)
  • animal bones or skulls
  • feathers
  • crystals & gemstones
  • random locks of hair
  • well preserved animal claws or talons
  • polaroids & photobooth pictures
  • other people's art journals
  • sonnets of sorts
  • pictures with no explaination
  • old diaries & journals
  • homeless tarot cards
  • a piece of yourself
  • an object of great importance to you
  • confessions (anonymous are fine)
  • old glass medicine bottles/ small colored bottles
  • fossils
  • old medical instruments
  • oddities of any sort
  • anything mummified
  • creepy artwork
  • ADVENTURE TIME!!!
  • Harry Potter (especially House Slytherin)
  • bellydancing hip scarves (yes please!)
  • my etsy wishlist @ www.etsy.com/people/Helena8664/favorites/items-i-love

RANDOM LIST OF MORE THINGS I LIKE:

belly dancing. sunset colored combos. grilled cheese. fat animals. knitting. ravens. fairy tales. anime. original artwork. the woods. kawaii. true love. teeth. bumble bees & honey bees. pretty old bottles. sunflowers. strawberries. whales. tiny acorns. alice in wonderland. chocolate. camping. bones. pizza. pigeons, seagulls, or pelicans. allen ginsberg. unique business cards. modern day hippies. tarot. love notes. national geographic. baking. bubble baths. nature. thai food. thunderstorms. tomato soup. snail mail. penpals. nintendo. surprises. human hair. felt. whimsy. bugs. clay. snails. rubber stamps. clovers. rocks. gypsies. stars. the night life. cake. brown paper bags. beauty in death. tarot. tattoos.

Pending Swaps

Okay, this section is for swaps that either I need to send out, or that I have not yet recieved. It's just a good way for me to keep track of my swaps....and for you (if you've not recieved your stuff from me yet)!

OUTGOING:

INCOMING:

Swaps I've Been Flaked On

I understand that sometimes life gets in the way of what should be ideal situations, and I HATE giving poor ratings....so, if anyone fulfills their swap duties (even late), I will gladly rate you then! :) And of course, anyone who is willing to angel these swaps would be greatly appreciated!

My Favorite Swappers

This section is dedicated to all of the swappers who have truly gone above and beyond (either with a swap, or who angeled a swap that I didn't get sent)...this is the special people section:

  • Maryn Gier (MonkeysInk) gave me the BEST one-day swap package (and the best suprise I've received thus far) thanks Maryn :)
  • Linda Russell (madtatter7) gave me the coolest pink & black ATC...but also added an awesome techno CD, just because! thanks Linda :)
  • Mona Broomfield (sunshinesuperman) sent me a wonderful sunflower ATC, but a whole lot of additional goodies! It really made my day! thanks Mona! :)
  • Wendy Walser (Uribouwawa) sent me a super cute (and new technique idea) ATC for the bug/ insect ATC swap...but added beautiful stationary and amazing Japanese stickers! thanks Wendy :)
  • Kathleen Garces (imaventriloquist) gave me a wonderful booklet (that she obviously worked hard on) for the list, letter, and little suprise swap...and she added a ton of fun bonuses! thanks Kathleen :)
  • Lisette sent me the most beautiful wonderfully cute inchies EVER! thanks Lisette :)
  • Jan Gilson (1940Grannie) went way above and beyond on a simple owl swap, to include a bunch of my japanese favorites...thanks Jan :)
  • Kajsab angeled (YEARS LATER, might I add) 3 x 3 ATCs that I was flaked on thanks kajsab!

what I pledged

Ratings

satinification rated for ESG: 30 Questions on Nov 21, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
vickysounio rated for ESG: 30 Questions on Nov 20, 2017
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Comment: My dear Helena, i really enjoyed your answers and i'm really happy that now i know you a little bit more :) Think positive and remember that all things happened for a reason! I think you are a strong and wonderful human being. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts. Have an amazing week!
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Comment: Thank you for the likes & comments x
ariestess rated for ESG: Gratitude List on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: That's a great list! Thanks for sharing!
ariestess rated for Winter Holiday 7-Q&As (electronic) on Nov 18, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for sharing!
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Comment: Beautiful ATCs, and glad to hear your swapping again and getting back to normals =)
Nyu rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #13 on Nov 14, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for showing my Instagram some love ❤
Lorellie rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #13 on Nov 12, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for your lovely visit!
vickysounio rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #13 on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the ♥ and comments Helena!! Happy Sunday!!
reader44ever rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #13 on Nov 11, 2017
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Comment: Thank you so much for the Instagram hearts and comments! And thank you for complimenting my Max! ❤❤❤
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Comment: I got your beautiful paper doll, YAY! I was afraid it was stolen with my other mail. I now have 3 dolls from you :D I will tag you on Instagram so you can see them hanging in my craft room :) Thank you!
reader44ever rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 20, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for the Instagram love! I love that you love my Max! :-) Thank you so much for your kind comments and likes!
mermaidery rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 19, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for the 🖤! Bug is happiest when she's laying in a sunny patch of grass. Right now shes mad at me cuz I wont let her lay outside any longer (i have stuff to do and I refuse to leave her in the front yard alone. Ive already had some crazy lazy ask if I would sell her because her daughter wants her. like.. what??? no! Afraid if I leave her alone someone will snatch her.) The bunnies are easy to make. Maybe one day we can set up a trade for one. :D
HappyMom rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 17, 2017
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Comment: Great pictures- and thanks for the love!
ginico rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 16, 2017
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Comment: Thank you for all the instagram love you left me
pennywhistler rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #12 on Oct 15, 2017
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Comment: Thanks for your comments!
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Comment: Thanks. :) Sorry for the late rating!
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Comment: I am SO SORRY rating so late- I thought I already did! I LOVE the Fairy Doll with the big, beautiful wings! She is on my wall next to the gorgeous mermaid you made :D Thank you for a fun swap! <3
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Comment: Thank you so much I love theses ATCs also loving this swap thank you
galadkria rated for #DearSwap - August edition on Sep 26, 2017
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Comment: Thank you soooo much I loved it Will respond ASAP Xxxx

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9920 1385 178 202
Completed Fives Threes Ones
647 1997 0 4
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
256 78 121 192
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Comments

mermaidery on Aug 30, 2017:

Oh man.. I.. I burp get to send you some ATCs. I wanted to host my own, but.. it's ... it's just too much work for me and I have burp things to do that don't require me giving a Fck, Morty. This. this is going to be a good time, Morty. I get to color and sht.

justme2905 on Aug 4, 2017:

Thank you for joining my 1st swap here on swap-bot. (Pinterest flower swap)

Pei04 on Jul 23, 2017:

Thanks for all the lovely tea bags I got from you! Wish you a wonderful week <3 /Pei04

KSENiA on Jun 21, 2017:

ESG: Spread some Art! profile decoration

Hello, how are you? I have so many favorite art works from different periods and different artists. It's really hard for me to choose only one... I always loved Art Nouveau, I find it sublimely gorgeous and extremely decadent. And I always adored Aubrey Beardsley. My mother had Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory with his illustrations. I used to copy them a lot when I was in High School.

This is my favorite drawing of his:

The Climax , 1893 (It depicts a scene from Oscar Wilde's play Salome)

willowsmarika on Jun 20, 2017:

Hey Helena!

So, I thought I go with a little different thing here and share with you one of my absolute favorite statues, or series of statues more like. I just think everyone should see these, they are just so, so beautiful and like, I really, really want one :( I hope you like them too! Also, here's a link to an article about them.

Swap: ESG: Spread some Art!

From: willowsmarika

LadyMalchav on Jun 18, 2017:

starry night

Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh

mixedfx on Apr 29, 2017:

For the Star Trek Profile Deco swap :) Hope you like!

Star Trek Profile Deco Star Trek Profile Deco Star Trek Profile Deco Star Trek Profile Deco Star Trek Profile Deco Star Trek Profile Deco

LadyMalchav on Apr 29, 2017:

enterprise

tribbles

voyager

tng

bluecrayons on Apr 10, 2017:

hi helena. im here to plant some flowers on your profile. please rate. thanks :-)

athousandyears on Apr 10, 2017:

Hello! I'm decorating your profile with flowers :')

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Please don't forget to rate.

Kindest regards,

A.

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