Swap-bot Time: April 27, 2017 5:32 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: April 27, 2017
Birthday: November 30
Country: United States
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Here to Have Fun!

Be Kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

I've joined Swap-bot for my love of connections and sharing joy through the mail.

Life is too short. Be kind. (Thank you πŸ˜ƒ!)


***** 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 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. (Again, Life is too short. Be Kind.)

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 incoming mail -- I will use, re-use, re-purpose, recycle, or share 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


Dasha rated for MA: Sender's Choice - April on Apr 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you for a nice PC, I like the doodle. I am also over the moon with the stamps you used. Made my day brighter.
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Put a "Rabbit" on it on Apr 22, 2017
Comment: Gina, this is gorgeous! I love all the different paper that you used!
Response: Glad you enjoyed it! :D Thanx for the heart!
tigermousecat rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard on Apr 20, 2017
Comment: Perhaps we were cloned in a secret lab somewhere....Thanks for a fun card. When in B.C. did you go Shuswapping? Nothing like being on the lake and watching the sun set with a cold one. Don't forget to check out Vancouver and Vancouver Island as well.
Response: :D. You're welcome for the PC. Thanks for the heart! Never been Shuswapping, and unfortunately no future plans for BC visits anytime soon :(
Momskii rated for WIYM: Love the bunnies on Apr 17, 2017
Comment: thanks, the bunny came out very nice.
Response: You're welcome & Thanks for the heart~
Comment: Absolutely πŸ’œloveπŸ’œ my postage covered postcard also thank you for the birthday wish.😊 Happy Swapping!✌️❀️😁
Response: You're so welcome - hope it was great πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰! Thanks for the heart~
LisaE rated for WIYM: Love the bunnies on Apr 14, 2017
Comment: I love the bunny and your envelope is great!!
Response: Glad you liked it - thanks for the heart!
Comment: What a lovely surprise in my letterbox. Thank you for the really cool pc, stunning stamps and inspiring reading list. Happy Eastern :)
Response: Thanks for the lovely rating and heart!
LucyToons rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (Mar 2017) on Apr 12, 2017
Comment: thank you for the cute polar bear postcard :)
Response: Thank You for the heart :D
wittmert rated for Sticker pc swap on Apr 11, 2017
Comment: Imagine meeting you in the mail!
Response: Crazy, eh? ❀️ Thanks to ya!
camelsamba rated for HMPC: St Patrick's Day PC on Apr 6, 2017
Comment: Always glad to get a postcard from GinaVisione :^) - and this was no exception! Yes, I'm a Patricia, but St Patrick's day holds no special interest...
Response: Always happy to know of safe landings! Thanks for the nice rating and heart❣
Ahana rated for Quick! Send me an Ad-Card *USA* on Apr 6, 2017
Comment: Thanks! Will check out Lynn's work next time I'm in SF
Response: You're welcome and thanks for the heart!
stonekeepers rated for Mostly Pink on Apr 5, 2017
Comment: The most interesting postcard arrived in my mail today! Thanks so much for being a great partner in this swap. :-)
Response: Thanks for the nice rating and the heart!
MamaMangrove rated for MA: Sticker Shock on Apr 4, 2017
Comment: Woo-hoo! Your re-send made it and I love, love, love it! So many wonderful stickers. The Frida image is one of my faves of her paintings, & "Monster Child" - omg, who did that? Even a braille sticker! Thank you, Gina. mail art from you is always a treat.
Response: YAY! Finally! Figured you'd appreciate Frida :D. I think I have the name AND addie of the artist & will email you!! XO, G
goinjenny rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Apr 4, 2017
Comment: Thank you
Response: You're welcome & thanks for the heart!
Jy80203 rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Apr 2, 2017
Response: thanks for the heart ~
ttbishop rated for CC: Masterboard Postcard on Mar 30, 2017
Response: Thx for the heart!
widelo123 rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 29, 2017
Comment: Gina, thank you for the postcard. Shirley
Response: You're welcome
Comment: Thanks for the cute cat card!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart :)
brianfuchs rated for PC Swap (10 partners) on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: I'm in love with this card. Thank you so much. I love bats, and I am trying really hard to get into more mail art, and trying hard to stop telling myself that I don't have the time. I do.
Response: Yay! Glad you liked Figgy :). & yes, feed your creative soul and have fun! Thx for the heart~
wittmert rated for MA: Sticker Shock #2 on Mar 28, 2017
Comment: Thanks! Love the octopus!
Response: Haha - that's from our lovely Carroll :D - thx for the ❀

Rating Overview

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wittmert on Apr 24, 2017:

Thanks for the amoeba doodle!

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.

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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!

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