Swap-bot Time: June 25, 2017 3:29 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: June 24, 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 😃!)


***** 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! 🙈 😃

I prefer postcards sent NAKED.

Favorite Crafts

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


bbsporty rated for MA: Washi me go on Jun 19, 2017
Comment: Gina, I just love your fishy washi postcard! I love the theme!
Response: Glub, glub, glub (Translation: Thanks for the heart! Happy Summer :D)
wittmert rated for TPS: Mail Art - June 2017 on Jun 16, 2017
Comment: Love the whale!
Response: It was an ephemera gift that I couldn't part with - until we saw the humpback! :D. Thx for the heart
ttbishop rated for MA: Use that coloring book page! on Jun 12, 2017
Comment: So funny that you keep getting me!
Response: :D. Thanks for the heart!
RockyBeach rated for MA: Sender's Choice May 2017 on Jun 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for introducing me to letterpress! Looks very interesting. Is the printing and the pressing done in one step or one after another? Shame on the postman who stroke through all the beautiful stamps with an ugly big fat marker (instead of canceling it with a postmark)!
Response: You're welcome - it's fun :D. A long process (choosing & setting type, etc.), in this case on a Vandercook press. Ah, sad postal people w/big markers.... Thanks for the heart!
wolfeagle rated for CC: 4 from 1 pc on Jun 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you. It's funny, we go to San Fran for cooler weather. ;D
Response: :D! Thanks for the heart!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #25 on Jun 6, 2017
Comment: Love the vintage buffalo pc and how you decorated it! If I ever go to Japan, I'd come back with so much Kawaii! Happy swapping!
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanx for the ❣️
pintis rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #49 on Jun 6, 2017
Comment: Interesting postcard! Thank you. Hope the letterpress class was fruitful!
Response: You're welcome & thank you for the heart :D
pintis rated for NYUP USA Only #25 on Jun 6, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the PC. Love the stamps!
Response: :D :D - thanx for the heart!
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP USA Only #25 on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: Great PC, thank you!
Response: You're welcome - thanks for the heart :D
ttbishop rated for CC: 4 from 1 pc on Jun 5, 2017
Response: Thanks for the heart & rating!
ttbishop rated for CC: Sender's Choice May 2017 USA on Jun 5, 2017
Comment: Miss you, G. Hope you're well. :-)
Response: Miss you too, t.t. Thanks for the ♥️
aspens rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #49 on Jun 4, 2017
Comment: The gold on the prince's portrait just stands out so well, wow. Thank you for sending a nicely decorated card!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart :D
MamaMangrove rated for CC: 4 from 1 pc on Jun 3, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Gina. So many blooms & blossoms! I remember those cold SF summers. Hope you find some fun get-aways. XO
Response: You're welcome Linda. Enjoyed the warmer hiking hills south of here yesterday :D Thanks for the heart
bjmonroe rated for CC: 4 from 1 pc on Jun 2, 2017
Comment: Wow, there is a lot going on with this postcard. Thank you so much. Wishing you a warm summer wherever you spend it. It will not be warm here in SW Florida, it will be down right hot..
Response: Stay cool!!!! Thanks for the heart :D
dobie256 rated for TPS: Sender's Choice - May on May 29, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the nice selection of gelli prints. I will enjoy using them for ATCs. <3
Response: Glad you liked them! Thanks for the heart :D!
Comment: Thank you, Gina for the nice linocut print of SuzieBadAss :-) I hadn't heard of her before, but went to a movie, a year ago, about a suffragette a century ago, in the U.K. It was a very interesting and moving movie! And I really do understand how much worries this political time it must be now ... I've often had this thought of being happy not to live in the U.S. because it would frighten me (and even does a bit from here) But also here time is a bit agonizing, but not as big ... Thanks again for the interesting PC! With love from Ellen - because we have to spread the love! :-)
Response: You're so welcome! I have more plans for her (SuzieBA :D)! I've been reading a book about the history of Wonder Woman and it certainly covers many of the suffragette issues of Emmeline Pankhurst in the UK and ours in the US too. Unfortunately I still haven't seen "Suffragette," but hope to! Now we need our strength more than ever to prevent our country from disintegrating! Here's to only Happy Days in our Mail Boxes. Thanks for the heart!!
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Put a "Fish" on it on May 25, 2017
Comment: All four (if the fishes on the flip image count as two) fishes arrived well, thank you! :)
Response: Excellent! Thanks for the heart :D
bbsporty rated for MA: Sticker Shock 3 on May 24, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard! I love the variety of stickers you used!
Response: You are welcome! Thanx for the heart!
Saulute rated for HCS&I: Spring! on May 22, 2017
Comment: Thank you for such a cheerful flower card. I love small hearts in between the flowers as well. Not sure, what happened with it being sent back to you from the post office...But it came now!
Response: So happy it finally made it! Thanks for your patience, your kind rating, and the heart :D
Papergirl46 rated for EJ: Map postcard quickie swap on May 22, 2017
Comment: Thanks so much for the cute card!
Response: Thank YOU for the heart! :D

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camelsamba on May 16, 2017:

it must be a long and winding road from SF to A2, because "HCS&I: Spring!" is the 2nd postcard that took weeks to arrive.

(BTW, A2SF is the acronym Ann Arbor Summer Festival.)

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.

wolfeagle on Dec 29, 2016:


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Angie on Oct 18, 2016:

Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

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