Swap-bot Time: March 25, 2019 5:52 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: March 25, 2019
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. Life is too short. Be kind. (Thank you!)

I've joined Swap-bot for my love of connections and sharing joy through the mail.

In 2018 I joined the Unfortunate Adult Orphan Club when my PapaVisione died in April, and Mom had long passed in 2009.


***** Smokers and swappers in smoke-filled homes, please read DISLIKES below. Thank you VERY much for your consideration.

I prefer postcards sent NAKED.

Favorite Crafts

  • Linocut, monotype, letterpress printmaking (see my store:D!)
  • Mail art, arti-stamp / faux postage making
  • Yarnbombing, fiber arts, DIY!!

About Me

Liberal San Francisco Gal, partnered for 22+ years, MamaCat to our senior adopted LoveBug, Bashō.

I'm a proud, lifelong feminist (Yep, since age 4 or so!) - 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 in the mail.

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. Great Horned Owls

Favorite Books

  • Blindness, Jose Saramago
  • Herland - Charlotte Perkins Gilman (& most feminist writings :D)
  • Make Trouble - Cecile Richards
  • Good Mail Day - Jennie Hinchcliff & Carolee Gilligan Wheeler :D
  • pulp FASHION: the art of Isabelle de Borchgrave
  • 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. Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 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


FarStarr rated for CC: Put a Star on it on Mar 24, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I didn't even think of a starfish...I'm soooo stealing the idea! :)
EllenWilGraagPost rated for CC: Put a pig on it on Mar 21, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot for the JUNO postcard! I'm so happy it finally arrived! Also LOVE the backside of this card :-D Lovely decorated, nice stamps. Always so nice to have you as my partner! <3
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful efflorescence wishes..... I needed them today.....and all days...... gorgeous postcard..... many hearts!
Response: You’re so welcome! Bloom, bloom, bloom! Thanks for the heart :D
Angie rated for CC: In a bottle ... on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Very cool postcard Gina. Thank you so much. I haven't been to many big concerts but I just so happened to see the Police in concert in the early 80s. I loved your message in a bottle!
Response: Ooooooh, Green with envy :D ...Seems I’m not alone at being alone... ! Very happy you loved your message in a bottle & thanks for the heart!!
SwissChallet rated for Handcarved Profile Image Swap on Mar 16, 2019
Comment: Gina bella, how very generous of you: the sacred heart was still on my to carve list! And great selection of papers for the prints! As always: you know me well! If I get to carve my own version of it this year, I will definitely send you some prints. See you soon in the mail!
Response: You’re so very welcome - working with the image was a challenge for me - I hope you will enjoy using the images & look forward to seeing your potential version too! :D Thanks for the heart!
sunshinesuperman rated for Hearted Mail Art on Mar 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the awesome postcard. I love the texture and the heart. A really cool piece of mail art! Hugs, Mona
Response: So glad you liked it - love the textured paper that seems like some beautiful ‘material’ we’d find inside our body :D. Thanks for My heart !
Comment: Always amazing creations you make.... I love my Dinosaurs...... and I laughed at the put it in a "to make" pile..... that's deadly here in my gypsy wagon.....haha..... but sometimes the cards make themselves.... Many Hearts!!!! LOVE these SWAPS!!!
Response: Yay, glad you liked those vintage (haha) dinosaurs and the true story of their ‘making.’ :D. Thanks so much for playing along with these swaps!
camelsamba rated for Postage Stamp Art PC on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: thanks for the colorful postcard - what great postage stamps!!
Response: You’re welcome - thanks for the heart!
FiWebster rated for Super Mailartists: Year of the Pig on Feb 23, 2019
Comment: Great postcard! I dig your new pig, spreading love all over!
Response: Thanks Fi - she’ll be trouncing about all year long! Thanks for the heart :D
elflady rated for Valentine's Scavenger Hunt PC on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Lovely postcard.I was very impressed with the way you put this together explaining each piece included. Thanks so muh . elflady
Response: So glad you liked it - always fun to mix and match things together for swaps. Thank you for the heart!
dvmac rated for HCSI: Year of the Pig on Feb 20, 2019
Comment: Hi Gina. Juno does look strong! I like that background paper too. I used to have a supply of Joss paper that I just loved. Thank you.
Response: Thanks for the great rating :D - I hope she shows her strength everywhere :D. Yes, Joss paper is lovely isn’t it? Thanks for the heart~
Angie rated for CC: Sender's choice February on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: Yay! Thank you for the AWESOME postcard. Hello Juno, Hamlet and Virginia. Yes - love, strength and support of wild women. Lovely card!!
Response: Woohoo - SNORT! Thanks for the Vote for Juno...Hmmmm :D. Thanks for the heart too!
ToujoursMoi rated for MA: Put a cat on it PC on Feb 19, 2019
Comment: There are so many things that I loved about your great card. The German vintage kitten images are so suitable for a German living in the States. I loved that amazing cat stamp and Mr Momo and Mrs Mimi are purring back. Thank you for a great swap
Response: You are so welcome and thanks for the lovely rating and heart - Happy Swappin’!
TrishaLSmith rated for WPS - Valentine's Day Postcard on Feb 17, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the adorable postcard. Love the stamps you chose as well!
Response: Thank YOU for the heart :D
Comment: Thanks for the cloque PC!
Response: De Nada Tinita. Gracias por el corazon!
user2148 rated for Partner's Image Challenge on Feb 5, 2019
Comment: A thousand hearts!! I love you - you crazy girl! What an amazing idea!! Of couse you didn’t have to stamp it 20 times if you were going to send me the actual stamp!! But I love them all so very much. You are complete awesomsauce!!
Response: HAHA - I’m so glad you enjoy them all and will enjoy use of the stamp :D! Thank you for the heart!
Comment: I love the postcard you made, and thank you for hosting this fun swap!
Response: Thanks so much - and for the heart too :D! I hope you had fun!
luluvision rated for Silver and White Mail Art on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Update: Guess what arrived the next day? Your resend!! Yay! I get 2 of your creations!! Finally received your original pc! Thank you so much!!
Response: No way! :D. Thanks for the heart (and your patience for the USPS ...) UPDATE: -- WOOHOO! Glad they both made it :D
SwissChallet rated for Postage Stamp Mail Art on Jan 29, 2019
Comment: Ah, postage people are my absolute favorite: thanks a million for this very rare specimen, Gina! See you very soon in the mail 😉
Response: Excellent! Always happy to hear they make it (hopefully in good condition) after such long swims and flights HAHAHA! Thanks for the heart
Comment: Funny: I just sent out a swap to you this morning and found 2 swaps from you in my mailbox tonight, lucky me! I like the look of those pearlescent watercolors on black paper and I might just recycle the Nat King Cole stamp into a funky postage person.
Response: WOnderful - glad it made it! Thanks for the heart!

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Angie on Feb 18, 2019:

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