Swap-bot Time: August 21, 2017 10:08 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: August 21, 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


Comment: Thank you for the colorful envelope swap!
Response: You're welcome & thank You for the heart!
Lady rated for MA: Mostly Green Postcard on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: love the Mali stamps. I say I always have scraps around -- and I do -- but yellow monochrome was a bit of a challenge.
Response: Thanks for rating!
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard! I really admire that vision print of yours, so I was excited to receive my own copy, and I like how you added the store-bought elements to it. And fab stamps on the other side, as usual!
Response: Yay - I guess it arrived safely then :D You're so welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow! Fantastic post card!!
Response: Glad you liked it:D. Thanks for the heart!
secretterrabite rated for Circle Mail Art on Jul 31, 2017
Comment: Hello, I love your circle postcard - It's so colourful, vibrant and alive! Thank you :-)
Response: You're so welcome! Thank YOU for the heart
dawnakaulen rated for NYUP Foreign Language PC #4 on Jul 30, 2017
Comment: Great choice, thank you!
Response: & Thank YOU for the heart!
camelsamba rated for Foreign Papers Mail Art on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: Great postcard! I once found a Cyrillic Wizard of Oz on the library discard shelf, but I gave it to my SIL b/c she collects Oz stuff, so I am unable to repurpose it for mailart... I I love all the stickers and stamps on the address side. Most excellent all around!
Response: Glad you liked both sides! Thanks for rating :D
wolfeagle rated for Elephant PC on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: Thank you.
Response: & Thanks for the heart!
RockyBeach rated for HMPC: Put a "Book Page" on it on Jul 28, 2017
Comment: That is just a great colourful card! Thanks so much for it, I love it a lot! It gives a happy feeling. :)
Response: Yay! - Happy feelings are good :D. Thanks for the heart too!
Comment: Thanks so much, Gina! I really scored. LOVE the packaging and miscellaneous tidbits. xo
Response: You're welcome! :D. THanks for the heart~
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #27 on Jul 16, 2017
Comment: What an awesome postcard! Thanks for sharing it with me!
Response: You're welcome - glad you liked it! Thanx for the heart :D
fbresnah rated for NYUP USA Only #27 on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the dragon postcard! That art museum sounds wonderful.
Response: You're welcome - it is fun! Thank you for the heart !
piratejimbob87 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #51 on Jul 15, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard, it's wonderful, I really like the stamps too :)
Response: You are welcome! I always try to make some two-sided MailArt fun :D Thanks for the heart!
Bargnoffle rated for WIYM: Pick 1 Postcard (July 2017) on Jul 14, 2017
Comment: Your postcard made me smile. I loved my sticker name (with an e 😜) and the postcard itself was very cool. If I'm ever in FL I'll definitely check it out!
Response: Smiles and giggles are my goal - YAY! :D Thanks for the heart ~
Angie rated for CC: Stripes postcard on Jul 13, 2017
Comment: Woo-hoo! Lucky me! Getting beautiful paper stripes from Gina! Thank you Gina. I agree - so much gorgeous paper in the world.
Response: You're very welcome Angie! Thanks for the HappyMail rating and heart :D
MamaMangrove rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #51 on Jul 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you, Gina. I read Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" when it first came out & it had a lot to do with my becoming an environmentalist. Basho and your other stickers & stamps (even a snake stamp!) made the card special.
Response: Yippee - I figured that was a perfect PC for you :D - glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart - XO, G
MissThundercat rated for MA Scraptastic Postcard June on Jul 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the fantastic card! I love all the bits and pieces being sewn together and the color scheme is wonderful! purrrs from Meesha <3
Response: You are so welcome! Ah, turquoise... :D Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Such a fun panda pc! I loved the bamboo castoffs and all the ampersands! :-) Thank you!
Response: Yay - you're welcome & thanx for the heart!
MamaMangrove rated for MA: Monochrome Postcard (Red) on Jul 8, 2017
Comment: Thanks for making it a Red Letter Day (OK, Red Postcard Day) for me! What a fun & fascinating collection of red scraps you came up with -- even a red eye! Love the Felix label & the wine cap. BTW, also in my mailbox was a note from the mailperson saying "Your house gets the most amazing & creative postcards!" I hope this means I have a new delivery person (not just a fill-in) because the old one was a dour old grump with no appreciation for mail art.
Response: Haha - WAY too many scraps. The Felix ones are great individual bubblegum wrappers from Japan I kept buying when I found them! YAY - Happy Postal Person, WOOHOO! I hope it's permanent! Thx for the heart!
mandigutterrose rated for Artsy Fartsy #16 on Jul 7, 2017
Response: Thanks for the rating and the heart ~

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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 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!

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