Swap-bot Time: January 17, 2018 2:05 pm


Date Joined: January 13, 2009
Last Online: January 16, 2018
Birthday: April 14
Country: United States
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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
  • 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


Comment: Thank you!
Pei04 rated for ESG: 30 Questions on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sharing. Sorry for a late rating!
greenafy rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 8, 2018
chaari rated for ESG: How I celebrate chistmas on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: Aw Jessica, I am so sorry your christmas was not as happy as it should have been. I know there is nothing I could say to make you feel better, but I very much appreciated you beeing so open about all of this and if you are ever in Germany around christmas you are most welcome to stay with me. I got some PJs too! :D
Response: You are seriously the sweetest person. Like, for real. <3
Comment: Thank you for sharing.....Enjoyed reading.
vickysounio rated for Fun 2018 Email Swap #1 on Jan 8, 2018
Comment: For one more time i really enjoyed your answers!!! What a big family you have there!!! Happy New year to you and to ALL your family!! :) Thanks so much for sharing those answers. Have a wonderfull new week.
ShyAnn64 rated for New Year's Day Q&A (electronic) on Jan 7, 2018
Comment: I hope that you’re feeling better! Happy New Year!
Comment: Great answers!
Carissakarisma rated for BIG SWAP #17 on Jan 5, 2018
Comment: Your year 2017 was very busy. I hope that 2018 will be even better and will fulfill all the plans! The best treatment for a broken heart is work and hobbies! Happy 2018 year!
satinification rated for Pinterest - Happy New Year on Jan 4, 2018
Comment: Great board! I pinned many things ;)
melsanchez rated for Pinterest - Happy New Year on Jan 4, 2018
freespirit66 rated for Pinterest - Happy New Year on Jan 3, 2018
Comment: What a festive board! So many great ideas to start off 2018!
Hugsie86 rated for YouTube Holiday Playlist Swap on Jan 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the playlist! I didn't know many of the songs so I will have fun discovering new Christmas songs. (I listen to them all year round). Sorry for the late rating!
Suncloud rated for A Week of ATCs #5 (by: Helena8664) on Dec 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely ATCs. You are very talented. It made my day.
Response: Oh wow! Did you JUST get those?! They must have taken FOREVER to reach you!!! I'm so glad they made it safely though. :)
mellyrose89 rated for ESG: How I celebrate chistmas on Dec 29, 2017
Comment: Thanks for sharing <3
Comment: thank you for your letter. It was fun to get to know you a bit
Comment: i've also had a rough year but similarly I'm seeing patterns of growth and change. I hope you've had a pleasant holiday season and 2018 brings you better things <3

Rating Overview

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4.9923 1449 183 207
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674 2077 0 4
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myancey on Jan 10, 2018:

Hi. Could you please rate for email swap? Thank you so much. Have a good day

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:





bluecrayons on Apr 10, 2017:

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

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