Swap-bot Time: December 18, 2017 6:39 am


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: December 17, 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


rngstgstll rated for MA: Nov: Beetle-Shaped PC on Dec 17, 2017
Comment: What a beautiful beetle! Thank you so much for joining in, and I do love the shape, the colors, and the highlights! How do you get the glue lines so smooth? Do you use a roller or squeegee? I am in awe, always have difficulty with that :)
Comment: Thanks for the wonderful printed postcard with the gorgeous stamps too! I just wish people would use their brains! Why should the bears have to suffer for their idiocy??? Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You’re welcome! Wishing excellent brain use in the near and far future!! Best to you & Thanks for the Heart!
jukejan rated for CC: Mixed Media Collage PC on Dec 11, 2017
Comment: Got your art with a pink hat message and had to smile. Thanks for the shout out it was coming late.
Response: Thanks for rating!
wittmert rated for NYUP USA Only #32 on Dec 10, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the cheese fest PC!
Response: You’re welcome and THx for the heart!!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #32 on Dec 9, 2017
Comment: Sounds like a good film festival! Hope you make it in 2018! Happy swapping!
Response: Thank YOU for the heart :D!
zerosummons rated for NYUP USA Only #32 on Dec 8, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the very interesting art postcard and museum stamps!
Response: You’re very welcome :D. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Once again a marvelous postcard by you! I love your style and the colors of this postcard, they are so autumnly, it's wonderful. Thanks 🍁🍁🍁
Response: Always a treat to share with you! Thank you for the heart :D
ericabella rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #56 on Nov 27, 2017
Comment: Thank you!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanx for the heart :)
RockyBeach rated for CC: Exquisite Corpse postcard on Nov 26, 2017
Comment: Thanks for that strange animal (? or thing). Could be also be a special Pokemon type. :) It goes well with the map background.
Response: You are welcome - it was a strange one, eh? Thanks for the heart!
Mark63 rated for NYUP Return to Me #2 on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Your package arrived yesterday & I posted your PC this morning. Thank you for the PC etc you included for me. I liked your envelope too. NEXT TIME remember it's the SENDER who puts the stamps on the PC to be returned! :-) Regards Mark
Response: Glad you enjoyed everything! And thanks for the heart :D (my apologies if I misunderstood the directions? I’ll ask the swap host for the directions to be crystal clear for next time)
SCharlebois rated for SMA: Dia De Los Muertos PC on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the great PC, Gina. Your Rosie carve turned out GREAT! ( though if i had a real tarantula bringing me my mail, Im not sure I'd be so enthusiastic...) Cheers :)
Response: Thanks for participating in the swap! Hoping all is well with you! Thanks for the heart~
RockyBeach rated for CC: Sender's Choice October 2017 on Nov 11, 2017
Comment: Thanks for this colourful PC! Even with great colourful stamps. Dia de los muertos isn't common here. It's a interesting way to combine something sad with colours.
Response: Glad you liked it!! Thanks for the heart :D
TriniH rated for MA: Sender's Choice October 2017 on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: Love your idea of upcycling! Fab postcard! I really enjoy skulls.
Response: So many things to upcycle :D Glad you enjoyed it & thanks for the heart!
TriniH rated for AMA Sender's Choice -NoV on Nov 10, 2017
Comment: I love that you sent me Rosie! Just freaking amazing!
Response: HeeHee - I hope she didn't scare you; how can she, being so full of postal love :D I have big plans for her. Thanks for the heart!
spinweaver rated for NYUP Return to Me #2 on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you! I enjoyed your cards :- )
Response: Yay! Thank YOU for the heart!
aspinks23 rated for Halloween PostCard on Nov 9, 2017
Comment: Love this card! Thank you very much!
Response: You are very welcome! Thanks for the heart :D
SwissChallet rated for HCSI: Self Portrait on Nov 6, 2017
Comment: Absolutely love this silliness of yours: what a great idea to combine several elements to create your self-portrait! My interpretation of the swap was way more literal; I added a portrait in words on the back, something we call "portrait chinois" in French. Lokking forward to seeing you in the mail some time soon!
Response: Merci!! It was great fun putting all the pieces together for your piece, and also finally carving “my” symbol :D. Thanks for the heart!
Shellyr rated for EJ: Scavenger hunt October 2017 on Nov 5, 2017
Comment: I do not know how to add the stars in the comments section because you deserve many stars for your artistically made PC. Thanks for the time and effort spent on this.
Response: Aw, thanks for the lovely rating - it was fun making that card for you! Thanks for the heart as well ~
Eclectonote rated for HCSI: Halloweenie PC (USA) on Nov 4, 2017
Comment: Thanks for the spooky postcard! Figgy is new to me, as is the wee backpack toting ghost. Great upside down pose for Figgy the bat. As usual, the back of the postcard is as interesting as the front - classic mail art from Chattanooga Street! I love all the decorations and the orange theme for the postage stamps. And of course, the Jazz stamp is just awesome and perfect, woo hoo!
Response: Always a treat to share with you Amy, ANY time of the year! Thanks for the wonderful rating and for the heart too :D
MamaMangrove rated for MA: Dia De Los Muertos PC on Nov 3, 2017
Comment: !Ah, tu madre es tan bonita¡ How lovely that you honored her during this special holiday. And how fun that our Dia de los Muertos images passed each other in the post. Thank you for another great card, Gina.
Response: You’re so welcome. She/these prints have been waiting for their DDLM debut :D. Thanks for the heart!!

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wittmert on Nov 27, 2017:

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

widelo123 on Nov 22, 2017:

NYUP Return to Me #2

Gina, thank you for sending back my postcard to me. Shirley

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..!

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.

Angie on Nov 23, 2016:

Angie on Aug 18, 2016:

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

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