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Helena8664

Helena8664
Date Joined: January 13, 2009
Last Online: July 15, 2018
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
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About Me

UPDATE 5/4/2018 - So, folks. Sorry I haven't been on for a while. I've been hospitalized 3 times in the past 2 months, had a bit of rehab & healing to do at home, all while making the move to a different state (upstate NY to TN). As you can imagine, swapping was kind of the last thing on my mind. Thankfully all my swaps have been sent out on time, but I'm still trying to catch up on the messages & ratings that fell behind during this time away. Please be patient and have mercy on this girl! ha ha. I'm doing my best to get back on track here.

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

Nachtauge rated for A Day In My Life on Jul 14, 2018
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your day! I have a bunch of plants on my balcony, too. Hibiscus, two little cherry trees, some fruits, roses... I'm not good with plants. Last winter almost all of them died. But my aloe vera grows and grows and grows.
StagKing rated for A Day In My Life on Jul 14, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for a look into a day in your life!
ElenaMaz rated for A Day In My Life on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: thanks for sending this. Plants are amazing, I love them but somehow I always end up killing them so I don't buy them anymore, it is so beautiful that you are able to take care of them.
HexG rated for A Day In My Life on Jul 13, 2018
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Comment: Thank you <3
NatPurchase rated for Pinterest- Budget Food board on Jun 28, 2018
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Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your board with me I can't wait to try a few :)
Ganjaprincess rated for Recommended YouTube Channels on Jun 26, 2018
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Comment: thank you for the list! i will check them out!!
Ganjaprincess rated for Pinterest- Budget Food board on Jun 26, 2018
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Comment: thanks so much i cant wait to try some of them! Made me hungry lol!
Sophie1002 rated for Recommended YouTube Channels on Jun 26, 2018
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Comment: I loved the background of your email and the link at the end made me laugh! Thanks :) (I hope I am rating the right person, it says from your username, but comes from 'Jessica'?)
Sophie1002 rated for Pinterest- Budget Food board on Jun 26, 2018
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Comment: LOVE the idea of the mediterranean flatbreads. Have followed for great ideas :)
Jippiefant rated for Recommended YouTube Channels on Jun 25, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for the nice email❤
hellohello rated for Recommended YouTube Channels on Jun 25, 2018
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KSENiA rated for ESG: What is in my bag? on Jun 23, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for sharing
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Comment: I am so happy life is good to you again and that you are able to enjoy life! You deserve to be happy ♥
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Comment: Lovely to hear about your move. It’s nice having your own space and things around you.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing! I'm glad you are loving the change of scenery from the move. My favourite picture you sent is the plant mandala! It's beautiful!
Leanne85 rated for ESG: What is in my bag? on Jun 8, 2018
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Comment: Thank you for email :)
elkalsa rated for ESG: What is in my bag? on Jun 5, 2018
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Comment: Enjoyed your email, glad you are feeling happy in life right now :)
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Comment: So many food. Love it.
neecie rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #6 on May 16, 2018
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Comment: I envy your enjoyment of casual strolling ~ it’s almost a lost art nowadays! Love your approach to cooking, also > I really works doing your own thing (knowing exactly what you want to taste!) after time learning the basics :) & yeah, Bill Murray is well worthy of admiration = a unique character guy! Thanks for the fun info about yourself =)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9927 1533 186 211
Completed Fives Threes Ones
707 2192 0 4
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
315 78 122 192
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Comments

njstauter on Apr 3, 2018:

As is said: Make every day an EARTH DAY Celebration

PrairieKittin on Apr 2, 2018:

Earth Day ideas

Happy Earth Day!

VaGrammy66 on Mar 12, 2018:

Profile Quote #19

This is one of my favorite quotes! Have a great day!!

momma197464 on Mar 10, 2018:

Swap: Profile Quote #20

Hello There From Texas

My pistols, however, I always kept by me. Jesse James

Love and Hugs, Michelle

Fabriqueen on Mar 10, 2018:

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. ~William Arthur Ward~

Profile Quote #19

I hope your week is filled with sunshine and joy! Hugs, Diane

masnawawi80 on Mar 10, 2018:

Profile quote #20 I think every person has their own identity and beauty. Everyone being different is what is really beautiful. If we were all the same, it would be boring.

Wildchild on Mar 10, 2018:

Profile Quote #20

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PurpleEars on Mar 10, 2018:

Profile Quote #20

I'm so sorry about the too big image!

MidsummerDream on Mar 9, 2018:

“Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body." - Joseph Addison

Profile Quote #19

emmaj600 on Mar 9, 2018:

Profile Quote #20.

"A good laugh is like sunshine into the house." ~ William Makepeace Thakery

<3

Dear Helena, I hope you like this quote. At least me, this quote did make me smile. I hope it will make you smile, too. :)

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