Swap-bot Time: March 21, 2018 5:41 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: March 19, 2018
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

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


Angie rated for HCSI: Year of the Dog March 2018 on Mar 21, 2018
Comment: Hi Gina! Thank you so much for the postcard! I love it. I think I've gotten some version of the guide dog but this one is gorgeous as well so the more the merrier. I like both sides - beautiful. Thanks again!
graciepie49 rated for MA: Ransom Postcard on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: I'm sorry about not rating this as soon as I should have (I received it a few days ago). Your Ransom Postcard is wonderful! And like you said, of course the message has to do with VISION :-) I love it! ♥ AND . . . I love the postage stamps ♥♥! Thank you!
Response: YAY! It was a fun one to play with, and hope to do more than only the one I got to.... ah, more free creative time, where have you gone...? (Not complaining, just wishing! :D) Thanks for the heart!!
mamalynn rated for Doodle Bomb PC on Mar 16, 2018
Comment: Awesome!! What a great swap and what an amazing job you did! Totally love it, thank you!
Response: It was a fun one! Glad you liked it :D. Thanks for the heart!
HappyMom rated for WPS - International Postcard #2 on Mar 15, 2018
Comment: I'll bet that was an amazing trip! Thanks for sharing this card with me :)
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the heart :D
graciepie49 rated for CC: Bit of orange pc March 2018 on Mar 6, 2018
Comment: Thanks for sending your postcard with so many intriguing elements to see. I especially like the mathematical graph that looks like a swirling leaf, the tiny cutout geisha-looking figure in orange, and the juxtaposition of many types of alphabets and language.
Response: Woohoo! Happy the Orange Bitty Geisha Gal made it :D. Yes, the graph is wonderful, eh? I believe it was from a Japanese architectural drawing...! Thanks for the heart :D
RockyBeach rated for CC: Sender's Choice Feb 2018 on Mar 2, 2018
Comment: Mr T arrived and I guess with this card he was even faster than 18 mph . :)
Response: Yay, glad Mr. T arrived safely! ThanX for the heart :D
Lady rated for MA: Monochrome Blue Postcard USA on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Gloving the stamps and ephemera -- and the (Chinese zodiac?) mouse in the corner
Response: The rat was from the selvage on a previous Lunar New Year set of stamps :D. Thanks for the heart ~
bbsporty rated for EJ: Scavenger Hunt Postcard USA on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Love the postcard! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the heart :D
bbsporty rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art-Feb on Feb 28, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the vegan ephemera postcard! I wouldn't be able to eat vegan myself but I've thought about vegetarian before.
Response: You’re welcome BB. It’s an interesting challenge, especially during travel! Thanks for the heart
Comment: Thanks for the awesome postcard!
Response: You’re welcome! Heart thanks!!
MissPaula rated for NYUP USA Only #33 on Feb 26, 2018
Comment: Love the tacky Mermaids PC, Thanks!
Response: Welcome! Thanks for yheheart : D
pintis rated for NYUP: Celebrate Women on Feb 25, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcard. Great garage sale find!
Response: Thank You for the heart!
graciepie49 rated for CC: Bit of Green pc Feb 2018 on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks Gina for your delightful postcard. I love the Frida art stamp as the bit of green you used. And I always love all the interesting stamps you use for postage.
Response: You’re welcome G! I loved the fin of putting the nature theme together with her :). Thanks for el corazon!
marymary914 rated for TPS: Mail Art - February 2018 on Feb 24, 2018
Comment: Great Lino cut! Thanks!
Response: You’re welcome - heart thanks back!
Moominbrooke rated for HCSI: Year of the Dog on Feb 23, 2018
Comment: Thank you! I love it. :0)
Response: Thank You for the heart :)
Sammoning rated for NYUP: Send some Art - January on Feb 16, 2018
Comment: I like the colours of this art piece! I don't know what the pochoir technique is but I will look into it :)
Response: Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart ~
emilynhr rated for WPS - Food Postcards #7 on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: Thanks!
Response: Thanks for rating!
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard #1 on Feb 14, 2018
Comment: Gina! What an awesome profile postcard! I knew what swap it was for as soon as I saw it because it had all my favorites on it! Thanks for taking the time to make such a perfect postcard for me!
Response: Yay - I’m so glad you enjoyed it - isn’t the chartreuse green on the Dino fabulous :D? A great page from a $1 kids book sale. Hurray for interspecies love and friendship :D. Thanks for the Heart!!
kssunlover1947 rated for WPS - Food Postcards #7 on Feb 8, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute food card.
Response: THanks for rating
RockyBeach rated for CC: Sender's Choice Jan 2018 on Feb 5, 2018
Comment: Oh, that's a nice idea for using up paper scraps! Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome - there are always too many scraps! :D Thanks for the heart!

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Angie on Mar 8, 2018:

Angie on Feb 26, 2018:

Thank you for the BLUE postcard! It's loverly.

Angie on Feb 14, 2018:

wittmert on Nov 27, 2017:

Thanks for the Basho drawing! Great job - what a good cat he is.

Angie on Nov 23, 2016:

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