Swap-bot Time: March 26, 2017 5:36 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: March 25, 2017
Birthday: November 30
Country: United States
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***** Smokers and swappers in smoke-filled homes, please read DISLIKES 🚫🚬 below. Thank you VERY much for your consideration.

I post most, if not all, of my work on Instagram and less now on Flickr, so if you don't want to see it before it lands in your mailbox, Don't Look! πŸ™ˆ πŸ˜ƒ

I prefer postcards sent NAKED.

Favorite Crafts

  • Linocut and monotype printmaking (see my store:D!)
  • Mail art, arti-stamp / faux postage making
  • Yarnbombing!

About Me

I'm a liberal, goofy gal living in my home city of San Francisco, but re-transplanted via St.Louis, Boston, D.C.area family move spots over my 50+ years. My wonderful partner is still hangin' tough w/me for 20+ years - such a trouper :). In 2015 we adopted our totally wonderful Senior purring hunk o' love :D from the SF SPCA!

I'm a feminist - please don't send anything even remotely demeaning to women or girls.

I DO have a twisted sense of humor and need for provocation of thought, so let's share some laughs and/or great discourse.

I'm a straight-forward gal, so if you need to say something for any reason - just say it. Happy to work out any miscommunication at any time :D.

LIKES: Bold, high contrast colors, and love textures, stencils, depth in work.

Swimming, bicycling, walking/hiking, being outdoors and inspired by nature - it and art and my lovely peoples (including my lovely mail art peoples!) feed my soul :D.

Do you know JR? http://www.jr-art.net

Interested in anything related to: Vision / low vision / blindness / eyes.
All women's history including the present.
Positive women and girls all over the world.
Independence for everyone of all abilities and use of adaptations.
Social and environmental justice.
Linocut & monotype printmaking; woodcuts; stencils; paper cut techniques.
Non-traditional calligraphy / mark-making.
Cycling for fun, transportation, errands, racing - especially girls and women.
Swimming - anywhere!!
Organic & sustainable & local food.
Tiny living and meaningful existence.
Repurposing anything and everything.
World travel / cultures / work / volunteer opportunities. Japan, Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Italy, Ireland, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Israel, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, Canada, Belize, Guatemala, Mexico, Hawaii... so many still yet to see...!

US and world postage.
Dahlias, peonies, red & yellow freesia.
Graffiti / street art / yarn bombing.
Ocean waves & sea creatures (real & fictional).
Puns & hilarity - ANY time!
Cat & dog (especially dachshunds) humor - nothing cutesy.

Favorite Books

  • Blindness, Jose Saramago
  • Herland - Charlotte Perkins Gilman (& most feminist writings :D)
  • The Baron in the Trees - Italo Calvino
  • Good Mail Day - Jennie Hinchcliff & Carolee Gilligan Wheeler :D
  • pulp FASHION: the art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
  • Graffiti World
  • Sticker City: paper graffiti art
  • YarnBombing

DISLIKES, Reality, & No Thanks

PLEASE Do NOT send ANYTHING if it smells of cigarette smoke OR perfume - thank you. I would rather give you a free pass to NOT send me anything if smoke is in your home, and therefore your mail.
It is not YOU, it is ME, and it is MY personal request that I hope you will honor.
Send me an e-Mail ahead of time and you will be excused. Thank you VERY much for your consideration.

Mean, inconsiderate people.

Pastels, cutesy or girly girl stuff - No Thanks.

I appreciate, and am grateful for, each piece that comes into my mailbox. Almost all outgoing pieces are documented on Instagram or Flickr; practicing tiny home living, I cannot keep very much of it. I will use, re-use, re-purpose, recycle, or pass on what has been sent to me.

Please, Nothing religious. While I respect others' beliefs, please do not send any to my mailbox. Thank you, and Peace.

Favorite People

Winston Churchill.
Shirley Chisholm.
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).
Helen Keller.
Thich Nhat Hanh.
Malala Yousafzai.
Ben Stiller. Isabelle de Borchgrave. Gael Garcia Bernal. Vivienne Westwood


lovesmail rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Absolutely loved your mail art postcard!!! Thank you! :))))
CarrieB rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: This one of the most adorable cards ever! Thank you so much for the hedgehog PC!
Comment: Ahhh...what a sad bunch! GREAT PC!!!!! Thank you!
paperlover rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the Santa Maria Inn PC. Sky diving is definitely on my bucket list. I'm sure it is exhilarating!
isamanthax rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Alice In Wonderland!! This is my first time receiving an AIW postcard here! Thank you! (by the way: I have never been to San Francisco..I'm afraid it might be a little to hot for me. But maybe someday.) Hosting another one of these swaps soon if you want to join!
LadyMalchav rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the postcard! It's super pretty! Yes, I'm a Patricia, but I've gone by Tricia since forever, lol
Comment: Thanks for the cheerful springy multilingual postcard!
Response: You're welcome - I hope Spring really has sprung in MI! :D Thx for the heart!
Lady rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice-March on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: A pleasure to receive! (I bet I know which swaps are getting some of the rest of your green.)
Response: Thanks and thank you for the heart!
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Monochrome Green on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: yay! This one arrived in good time. Great Ginary Greenery including not one, but two green gators! Delightful as always, but I'm glad you IDd the turtle head. I thought it was an alien :)) Still no sign of Sticker Shock. I'll report back on my return early next week.
Response: haha! Yes, I knew I had to send the gators to you :D Yes, I should post the turtle drawing on IG for all puzzle participants :D Gracias por el corazon!
wittmert rated for MA: Monochrome Green on Mar 22, 2017
Comment: Love all the stuff on the back, too.
Response: Thanks T & for the heart too!
wolfeagle rated for CR: Monochrome Green on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely Green-ness. I know, I totally need to make some more master boards also.
Response: :DπŸŒ΅πŸŒΏπŸŒ±πŸŒ΄πŸŒ³πŸ€β˜˜οΈπŸ’š Thanks for the heart :D
jaz1yn rated for USA-Hearts PC-March on Mar 21, 2017
Comment: I adore your postcard; thank you so much for making it and sending it to me! You are a super mail artist! Please tell me your secrets (how you made the card) so that I can learn from you. I will make a couple educated guesses: the black/gray backgrounds are the insides of business/security lined envelopes. Is the black printed paper in the middle tissue paper that was stamped? What did you use to seal the card?
Response: Thank you for your kind rating and heart! I'll message you directly :D
sillysusie rated for CC: Bit of Red 2017 USA on Mar 19, 2017
Response: Thanks for rating
mgallardo68 rated for Mostly Red AMA on Mar 16, 2017
Comment: Another treasure I will keep always!! Thank you so much for giving me this precious postcard. I love it!!! I love your work!! β™₯β™₯β™₯
Response: Mille grazie! And thanks for the heart :D
edgetorn rated for AMA: Public Service Announcement on Mar 13, 2017
Comment: What a super cool card with a greT message! Love all the fun stuff on the back too! I'd love to know how you made this card embossed!
Response: It is a linocut design made on a printmaking press with dampened printmaking paper. Feel free to message me for more questions :D. Thanks & thanks for the heart!
Comment: So fun! This is going straight into my smash journal. Thank you.
Response: You're so welcome - thanx for the heart!
Comment: Loved your artsy p.c.! I always LOOK :) forward to having you as my partner. Thanks for making this a fun swap!!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it (& the speedy mail! :D) - Thank you for the heart!!
Comment: Two from you in one day-how lucky am I? Love all the labels-such fancy food! Thanks for sending to me twice!
Response: I know, it's funny how that happens sometimes getting the same person for two or three swaps in a row. Thanks again for a heart!
georgiafae rated for Sew easy mail art on Mar 4, 2017
Comment: This is great-such pretty sewing on it-I could see why you wanted to put a cover on it as it would probably catch on everything from your state to mine! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Haha - It might have worked if I did a gazillion layers of ModPodge, but I settled for one and the clear sleeve safety "net!" Thanks for the heart :D
bigmamabird rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard on Mar 1, 2017
Comment: Well, this is certainly qualified as profile based!Love all aspects of it! Your sweet bun and baby danger tank are so cute and lovable...polka dots greenery roosters yup yup...I don't think I will get tired of the seashell stamps. Haven't gotten to buy any yet. Thanks Gina! hugs...
Response: Yay ! Happy the 'gang' :D made it!

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bigmamabird on Mar 1, 2017:

Wanted to tell you that I received some of your artistamps in a swap from Africa! They are so well traveled now...was thinking to add them to the next envelope headed to Europe..!

graciepie49 on Feb 17, 2017:

Thanks for the Rabble Rousing Rabble Rooster!

bbsporty on Feb 14, 2017:

bbsporty on Feb 11, 2017:

Thank you for the awesome postcard! Love your rooster stamp! I would love to try my hand at that some day!

Artstamper on Jan 9, 2017:

Hi Gina, thanks so much for all of your fun, creative effort on my CC Collage Only Collaboration PC.I love how it turned out and am so glad you were my partner.

wolfeagle on Dec 29, 2016:


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Angie on Oct 18, 2016:

Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

MamaMangrove on Oct 11, 2016:

Arigatou Gina! Your wonderful Utagawa fish card just arrived, splendidly adorned with all those great chops and washi and stamps. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness in the midst of your exciting adventure. I thought of you when I was buying the latest commemoratives at the PO today. You are indeed a Wonder Woman!

Angie on Aug 18, 2016:

Thank you for the Rex Ray postcard! It's lovely.

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