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Date Joined: January 13, 2009
Last Online: March 21, 2018
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
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About Me

2/3/2018 UPDATE: For those of you who don't already know, I was just released from the hospital after complications with my Ulcerative Colitis. Even though I've just been part of e-swaps, I was still unable to complete them while I was sick. I'm so sorry. I'm working on making them up now. 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
  • 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)!



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


psugal89 rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #4 on Mar 20, 2018
Chelle rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #4 on Mar 19, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very nice email read! :)
Jjean rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #4 on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing very interesting email....Hope you enjoy the up & coming Spring :)
TNorris79 rated for Profile Quote #20 on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: lovely quote
Fabriqueen rated for Profile Quote #20 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
Fabriqueen rated for Profile Quote #16 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! Hugs, Diane
WritersSoul rated for Profile Quote #17 on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Thanks so much
Comment: Thank you
VaGrammy66 rated for Profile Quote #20 on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Beautiful quotes! Thank you!
masnawawi80 rated for Profile Quote #18 on Mar 13, 2018
masnawawi80 rated for Profile Quote #19 on Mar 13, 2018
astrodogg rated for Easter-pinterest on Mar 13, 2018
WritersSoul rated for Youtube links on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Loved it. thanks for sharing.
angelasunshine3 rated for Youtube links on Mar 13, 2018
kathiann rated for Easter-pinterest on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Great board! Thank you so much for sharing!
laurieburkett17 rated for Witchy Questions (March) on Mar 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you!
HannahsMommy07 rated for Profile Quote #18 on Mar 11, 2018
farangelinan rated for Easter-pinterest on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you for sharing :) loved the drawing of a rabbit with glasses the most. But i didn't quite understand the leggings pin though. Not sure if it was meant to be for Easter costume or wrong pin. Hehehe.
njstauter rated for Witchy Questions (March) on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: love reading your comments. Thanks for all you do
bombardiette rated for Witchy Questions (March) on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your insights and stories in this swap (and for hosting it!). You and I have a few things in common when it comes to pet peeves and beliefs. :) And I was sad to hear of the fate of Saddle Rock and Lonely Pine too. It seems that our antlike activities are ever marring the face of the earh.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9926 1507 185 209
Completed Fives Threes Ones
696 2152 0 4
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
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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


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. :)

Fabriqueen on Mar 9, 2018:

Oops - correction

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy. ~Thich Nhat Hanh~

Profile Quote #17

Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

Fabriqueen on Mar 9, 2018:

Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your joy can be the source of your smile. ~Thich Nhat Hanh~

Profile Quote #17

Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane

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