Swap-bot Time: July 19, 2018 10:08 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: July 19, 2018
Birthday: November 30
Country: United States
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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!)

On April 26, 2018, my father passed suddenly after 90 wonderful years of life. We were very close, and I had the honor of sharing letters and MailArt with him for the last 7 years of his life. I miss him tons, as well as my Mom who passed in 2009. So now I’ve joined the Unfortunate Adult Orphan Club.


***** 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 Beloved 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 proud, lifelong 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. Michelle Obama. Kamala Harris. Elizabeth Warren. Cecile Richards. Favianna Rodriguez. Isabelle de Borchgrave.

Thich Nhat Hanh. Dalai Lama. Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens). Ben Stiller. Gael Garcia Bernal. Winston Churchill. Rex Ray. Trevor Noah


Comment: Thank you for the postcard!
Response: You're Welcome ~
shirleyinCA rated for EJ: Postal Ephemera Postcard on Jul 16, 2018
Comment: Your resend arrived today, thanks very much! I guess I was just doomed with this swap -- some overzealous postal worker actually used a thick black marker to draw huge lines through all the lovely French postage you used! Good grief, these are not on the address side of card and the stamps are already cancelled! Well, they WERE lovely stamps and I thank you.
Response: HA! That’s the original - and so sad to hear about another USPS worker that seems to have some issues regarding postage - and Not even the US postage, and not on the address side. SIGH. BUT, let’s hope the Re-send, sent today comes to you in WAY better shape. Fingers crossed! (And thanks for the heart!)
Kathy821 rated for WPS - I got this postcard... #12 on Jul 14, 2018
Comment: Great postcard. Thank you so much. I did tell him.
Response: Yay! So happy it made it - thanks for the rating and heart :D
bbsporty rated for MA: Use your scraps PC! on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: Love your postcard! You even had a scrap bug to add. Thanks!
Response: Thank you for the kind rating and the heart :D - Of course I had to add a li’l bug for you too :D!
bjmonroe rated for HMPC: Put a "Flower" on it on Jul 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you Gina for the bright and cheerful postcard I found in my mailbox this afternoon. It had been raining off and on most of the day so this was perfect.
Response: You are so welcome! I hope your local flowers enjoyed the rain :D. Thanks for the heart!
Angie rated for MA: Sticker Shock! on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Wow! That's some very cool sticker shocking you've done there! Amazing! Thank you very much for the great card! I think I am seeing a pattern - you want to cover your dining room table with many different art techniques. You need more dining rooms! LOL.
Response: Thanks Angie (& for the heart too!) - yes, I say we rent out a school, OR Villa, and cover every surface with MailArt collage projects :D
bbsporty rated for AMA: APC Bird Series-Finch on Jul 4, 2018
Comment: Gina thanks for the great finch apc!
Response: You’re welcome! We think we saw a Purple Finch couple during our camping trip :D. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thanks, Gina! Sounds like you had fun in the parade!
Response: Thanks for the heart M!
Comment: In the stack of incoming mail I recognized a Gina card right away! So many great images, from the #ME TOO tornado to the tiny origami crane. Thanks so much for sharing all the color & commentary. Esp. love the "no mud, no lotus" accompanying your beautiful lotus stamp!
Response: Thanks for the kind comments and for rating!
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Profile Postcard #3 on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Oh my, I'm in love with my bug postcard! I love the background and the bugs are great! Where did you find so many big ones?
Response: Yay - glad you liked it - it was fun to make for you. The individual ones were from wrapping paper, and the colored one was from a magazine illustration. Thanks for the heart!
JenniferJo rated for WPS - I got this postcard... #12 on Jun 25, 2018
Comment: Thank you! Love the postcard! I was 14 back in ‘88. How time flies!
Response: Glad you enjoyed the PC - yes times Does fly! Thanks for the heart~
Comment: "Life is wild, wacky, sad, weird, and strange, eh??" Oh yes it is!!!! I'm so sorry you are feeling the sadness of your Papa's passing. . . . . I, of course, love your postcard, front and back. Sometimes the back of a postcard has the more interesting things to see :-) I LOVE the big red letter G, the lotus stamping (No Mud, No Lotus), the Pride heart sticker, and the Sally Ride stamp, and especially the message - "Happy Pride Every Day!"
Response: HI G! Thank you for your thoughtfulness. And yes, you know me, I can't waste space for some two-sided mail art :D! I had a Blast in the SF Pride parade last Sunday :D~ Thanks for the heart!
ttbishop rated for SM: Two Birds on a Postcard on Jun 23, 2018
Comment: Hi, G! Nice to hear from you!! Been thinking about you. Hope things are getting easier. love and hugs, TT
Response: Thanks TT - hope you enjoyed the PC. Thanks for the heart!
kayebubbly rated for NYUP USA Only #39 on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Ty!
Response: YW!
Comment: Love this PC - the background is amazing and the little dog is just the cutest thing ever! Wonderful!!
Response: Thanks so much for the kind rating and the heart :D
doodlebugdezines rated for EJ: Women’s Themed Swap on Jun 16, 2018
Comment: Fun fun! Interesting selection. Great vintage PCs and other pictures of women having fun, being patriotic and.... ❤️ First woman to run for Prez! Victoria Woodhull
Response: Amazing the stuff I have around, LOL! Glad you enjoyed it and hope you'll be able to use it :D Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the great orange collage pc.-I love the variety of materials. Hope you are enjoying a lovely Spring.
Response: You’re welcome and thanks for the heart!
wolfeagle rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2018 on Jun 14, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the cute daschund pc.
Response: You’re welcome - thanks for the heart!
Lady rated for MA: Green/Words Postcard on Jun 13, 2018
Comment: great job - front and back!
Response: Thank you & thanks for the heart!
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP USA Only #39 on Jun 11, 2018
Comment: I love owls too! What a sweet story! Thanks for the funny postcard too!
Response: Glad you enjoyed all of it :D. Thanks for the heart!

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shirleyinCA on Jul 18, 2018:

Your resend of the Postal Ephemera Swap arrived today in great shape. Thank you - especially love that Mail via Rail rubber stamp! I will RAK you sometime soon since both cards arrived.

Angie on Apr 9, 2018:

Hi Gina! That postcard you sent is fabulous! How lucky for you to stumble upon such a cool exhibit. Thanks for thinking of me and sending to me! Meow!

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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