Swap-bot Time: October 17, 2017 4:29 am


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: October 16, 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 πŸ˜ƒ!)


***** 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! πŸ™ˆ πŸ˜ƒ

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


Suncloud rated for MA: Notan Light Dark PC on Oct 16, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcard. It made my day. The time and effort you put into creatingit shows.
petaluda rated for CC: Sender's Choice August 2017 on Oct 10, 2017
Comment: Thank you the the beautiful PC .I love the colors I am sorry it took so long to rate
Dada rated for NYUP Foreign Language PC #4 on Oct 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the colorful pc. Yay! It made it safely. :)
Response: Yippee! So glad to hear this one made it - Thanks for the heart!
luluvision rated for MA: Monochrome Orange PC on Oct 7, 2017
Comment: Love all the wonderful orangey goodness! It all works so well! Thank you!
Response: You’re very welcome :D. Thank You for the heart!!
Comment: When I turned over the PC and saw that collage I snorted! Too funny. Have a great fall. I hope to catch up with WAAR, sorry you won't be there.
Response: Yippee - glad for snorts! :D. Thanks for the heart!
Angie rated for CC: Eyeballs, eyeballs, eyeballs. on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Super cool postcard Gina! How lucky am I to get Ms. Visione as a partner in an eyeball swap? I mean, come on! Ha ha! Thanks so much!
Response: Aw, thanks Angie and again backatcha for being the fab Hostess! Gracias por mi corazon
luluvision rated for MA: Public Service Announcement on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Love your head, indeed! I enjoyed your PSA pc! How did you get the type and helmet raised like that?
Response: Yay! When I print my linocuts on a Griffin Press, I often use beautiful printmaking paper which is dampened beforehand, and gives an embossed look afterward. Thanks for the heart!
graciepie49 rated for MA: National Dog Day postcard on Oct 4, 2017
Comment: Wowzers Gina! You captured an amazing likeness of an Interdimentional Guelich Poodle right at the moment of emitting the profound transcendent rays! Good job! I have seen "Best in Show," but it's been a long while, so I think I should see it again. I had a toy poodle when I was in high school named Robie (long o, short for Robespierre). He never had a poodle cut, but just short fluffy, soft fur. Thank you for a fun postcard!
Response: Wow - an IGP?! :D Yes, love the soft poodle fur! Thanks for the ❀️G!
MAGALA rated for HMPC: Dog Day postcard on Oct 3, 2017
Comment: Wow ........ what a great postcard. Love that you picked my favorite breed my (baby dog) I have now the Chihuahua. Loved my Chihuahua card I wish you could see my facial expression when I seen my card in the mail. LOVED IT ....LOVED IT......LOVED IT........ Thank U soooooo much. Loved being your swap partner.
Response: YAY! That was a fun one to make for you :D - so glad you loved it! Thanks for the heart!
MAGALA rated for HMPC: Handmade Halloween Postcard on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: Wow what a great postcard. Love the different techniques you used with the washi tape, and love the Halloween stamps you used also. Thank You for such a great swap.
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the heart :D
JoMama rated for HMPC: Altered Postcard #4 on Sep 27, 2017
Comment: Thanks! Love her pink bikini!
Response: You’re welcome!
bjmonroe rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC-Sept on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Love this postcard. So interesting with all the unusual elements you used. I may have to try something like this. You have inspired me
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart :D
wolfeagle rated for AMA Sender's Choice -Sept on Sep 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you.
Response: You're welcome & thanks for the heart!
RockyBeach rated for CC: 3 piece collage August 2017 on Sep 5, 2017
Comment: Haha, that bear is awesome! :) So fitting and stylish. Great work, thanks! Till we swap again.
Response: πŸ’—πŸ» OMG I had so much fun making 'her!' I still giggle when I see the photo of it. Thanks for the πŸ’“πŸ’•πŸ’ž
Conniegirl rated for HMPC: Put a "Cat" on it on Aug 30, 2017
Comment: Thank you! You've captured Zeke pretty good. The card made me smile when I first saw it, it became even more special when I read you based it on Zeke. 😊
Response: Yay! I hope you both liked it, haha 😺. Thanx fur the β™₯️
AmookIslandCreations rated for MA: Negative space PC on Aug 29, 2017
Comment: I love that you printed on a map page! The braille writing adds a nice note. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Glad you enjoyed it - that was speedy, not snail, mail!! Thanks for the heart :D
Lucine rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice PC-Aug on Aug 27, 2017
Comment: Nice, colourful, interesting postcard and I like how you wrote on the back, over and across the typed information:) Thank you!
Response: You're so welcome! Thank You for the heart!
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Solar eclipse collage on Aug 24, 2017
Comment: Thanks Gina. I recognize some of those papers! We tried putting solar glasses on the dog that was part of my eclipse entourage, but he wasn't having any of it. He did let out a surprised bark during totality tho. I think my new goal in life may be to chase eclipses! What an experience.
Response: haha - ALL of those papers are familiar :D Isn't that fascinating about the dog? I'm sure there were other creature 'discussions' out there too :D Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Thank you for the colorful envelope swap!
Response: You're welcome & thank You for the heart!
Lady rated for MA: Mostly Green Postcard on Aug 10, 2017
Comment: love the Mali stamps. I say I always have scraps around -- and I do -- but yellow monochrome was a bit of a challenge.
Response: Thanks for rating!

Rating Overview

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wittmert on Apr 24, 2017:

Thanks for the amoeba doodle!

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.

wolfeagle on Dec 29, 2016:


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Angie on Oct 18, 2016:

Happy National Chocolate Cupcake Day!

MamaMangrove on Oct 11, 2016:

Arigatou Gina! Your wonderful Utagawa fish card just arrived, splendidly adorned with all those great chops and washi and stamps. Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness in the midst of your exciting adventure. I thought of you when I was buying the latest commemoratives at the PO today. You are indeed a Wonder Woman!

Angie on Aug 18, 2016:

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

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