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.
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 (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 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. Great Horned Owls
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.
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
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