Swap-bot Time: April 23, 2017 2:54 am


Date Joined: January 13, 2009
Last Online: April 22, 2017
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
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About Me

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. tea and herb. traveling. chinese food in bed. sunsets. star-gazing on warm nights. real love. meeting interesting people. photography. movie nights. psychology. guitar. 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
  • 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
  • Harry Potter (especially House Slytherin)
  • bellydancing hip scarves (yes please!)
  • my etsy wishlist @ www.etsy.com/people/Helena8664/favorites/items-i-love


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)!


  • QTA Huge Tea Swap (Sent 3/17/2017)
  • Tea & Some Coins (Sent 3/20/2017)
  • Random 7 Day - Day 2 (Sent 4/3/2017)
  • Ultimate Tea Swap RESEND (Sent 4/5/2017)
  • Random 7 Day - Day 5
  • Random 7 Day - Day 6
  • Random 7 Day - Day 7
  • Weekend Envie #3
  • PC: What I Ate Today (Sent 4/11/2017)
  • Send Anything #33 (Sent 4/11/2017)
  • Fun Swap (Sent 4/11/2017)
  • QTA Huge Tea Swap #3 (Sent 4/12/2017)
  • Another Easy PC Swap (Sent 4/18/2017)
  • May Tea Swap (Sent 4/18/2017)
  • Anyone Want Tea? Yes I do #4 (Sent 4/18/2017)
  • Flower ATC Swap
  • PC Theme: Flowers
  • Send Anything #34


  • ATC Bob's Burgers: Bob
  • ATC Bob's Burgers: Linda
  • Penpal Letter Walk Through Your Day
  • Letter Swap #18
  • ATC: Tea Themed #1
  • Ultimate Tea Swap
  • Random 7 Day - Day 1
  • QTA Huge Tea Swap #2
  • QTA Huge Tea Swap #3
  • QTA Postage Stamp Swap #3
  • Week of Tea No. 23
  • Send Anything #33
  • Another Easy PC Swap
  • May Tea Swap
  • Anyone Want Tea? Yes I do #4
  • DIY: Paper Doll
  • Flower ATC Swap
  • PC Theme: Flowers
  • Send Anything #34

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


PrairieKittin rated for DIY Paper Doll on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Oh my Goddess!! She is beautiful!!! Thank you so much!!!
Comment: thank you for the lovely ATCs and the pretty envelope! i love the mermaid ATC!
greygooselime rated for Random 7day - Day 4 on Apr 19, 2017
Comment: The envelope is so beautiful. Thank you!
Jenicat rated for Profile based Pock Letter USA on Apr 18, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the very thoughtfully done pocket letter. It's beautiful. The buttons and beads are already in my treasure box. I love everything. I look forward to trying the tea. I do appreciate the color choices. Many hearts! 💜💜💜
Comment: Thank you for the pretty stamps and fun envelope!
Comment: Oh my goodness!! The drawing with the cactus, buddha and cat made my LIFE! <3 Sounds like we are soul sisters. :D
SheWolf rated for Share Your Site - Newbie Friendly on Apr 16, 2017
junemoon rated for Poetry on a post card on Apr 16, 2017
Comment: Thanks for taking time to respond to my PM -- and without drama.
Comment: Such a pretty envie and cute goodies inside! Thank you. When you do more of these, can you please send me a pm because I don't always see the new swaps before they go off the list,
Response: I could definitely do that for you! :) I'm glad you were so pleased with this swap, and the goodies I sent!! <3
ginico rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #9 on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your lovely comments
basykes rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #9 on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for your comments and for visiting.
Comment: Thank you!
sakura15 rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #9 on Apr 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the comments and likes :) <3
HappyMom rated for ESG: Visit me on Instagram #9 on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Thanks for all the likes and your comment!
craftymimi rated for Random 7day - Day 5 on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all the goodies! I love the coloring pictures & will share them with my pen pals! XOXO Dawn
bluecrayons rated for Send Anything #33 on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: thank you. can you please add a little note with your user name and swap name? took me 2 hours to find which swap it went to..
Response: Sorry! Did you check the envelope? I always write it on the outside of that! :)
Wildchild rated for A Week of ATCs (by: Helena8664) on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: Got some inspiration from your wolf, thank you!
Response: Oh! I'm so SO glad you finally got it...I was worried it was taking so long, but I guess that's the Canadian post for ya. :)
kfaye rated for week of tea nr.23 on Apr 13, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice selections of tea! :)

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9907 1166 155 169
Completed Fives Threes Ones
526 1719 0 4
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
221 43 70 192
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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 :')





Please don't forget to rate.

Kindest regards,


Denisa98 on Apr 9, 2017:

lambchoppy on Oct 12, 2016:

Hi there! Thanks so much for the kind comment! I'm happy I found this site and I'm excited to meet new people :)

Erdbeersternchen on Aug 22, 2009:

Sailor Senshi Club

Oh, come on! Join a simple Senshi postcards swap! (: Wish you a strawberrish day!

JenDiggityDirt on Aug 14, 2009:

Welcome to our silly little corner of the Bot!

doublesided on Jul 19, 2009:

Hello! Last day to sign up for the Inchie Love Group Swap Zentangle Inchies, why not join us? You can't go wrong with some white card and a back pen!

raven on Jul 19, 2009:


grannylove60 on Jul 9, 2009:

Welcome to the Love Our Dogs Society group!!!

YankeeUnicorn on Jun 18, 2009:

You make AWESOME survey e-swaps! I look forward to doing many more! Thanks for being a great hostess!

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