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GinaVisione

GinaVisione
Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: September 20, 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.

SPOILER ALERT!!

***** 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 (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

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

Ratings

YooperHill rated for TPS: Sender's Choice PC on Sep 16, 2018
5
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Comment: Nice! Thank you.
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the heart~
dvmac rated for MA: Use your scraps PC! #2 on Sep 16, 2018
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Comment: Hi Gina. Thanks for the great card. Such pretty scraps! Lol. The master board must have been awesome.
Response: & Thank YOU for the heart! Happy swappin'
RockyBeach rated for MA: Ridiculous Animals #2 on Sep 16, 2018
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Comment: Oh, indeed: what a cutie! You pictured it perfect! Even the fluffy underside is recognizable. You have to love it, right? :) In German it hasn't such a fancy name. Thank you.
Response: Happy you liked the pink fairy armadillo! :D Would love to see one in person. Thanks for the heart!
marymary914 rated for Pink and Gray Mail Art on Sep 13, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the cool PC!!
Response: Thank You for the heart! :D
January rated for HCSI: Partner’s Challenge Swap on Sep 11, 2018
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Comment: Gina - the chair stamp is insanely perfect! I love it and am stunned and so grateful that you sent it to me - thank you times one thousand! It looks so professionally done - do you do #carvedecember??? If you do, you should definitely post your work - I would love to see it!
Response: Yay - I loved those folding antique chairs throughout my Life - so practical! Glad you like the stamp and image. I haven’t done carveddecember...yet :D. I do sell my linocut cards and prints on my GinaVisione site :D. Thanks for the lovely rating and for the heart!!! Enjoy!
Kellpepper rated for Mermaid PC on Sep 10, 2018
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Comment: How awesome! This is beautiful! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart~
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Comment: Thanks for the great APC, the print and the beautiful gel print envie with the feathers and dragonfly washi tape! Cute dragon stamp too! The ravens and magpies, here, have blue feathers! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: You’re so welcome! It was fun to put those together for you :D. Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Yay! I haven't gotten much mail art lately so it was fun getting your precious postcard. Yes, I love the dachshunds too. My son had a mini named Blue for years. He was a piddler but still an angel. The dog, not my son. Thanks for the postcard. It brightened up my mailbox today!
Response: Hahaha - glad to clarify the piddling of Blue vs. Son :D! Happy to help brighten your mailbox! Thanx for the heart!
carol rated for MA: National Dog Day PC on Sep 3, 2018
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Comment: Wow! What an amazing card! I LOVE prints. I've experimented with simple block printing, but this is just fabulous! I'd love to see the rest of the series. I really like how you used the Japanese papers behind also. Thanks SO much! Oh, and the stamp too--perfection!
Response: Thanks Carol - I really enjoy linocuts and block printing too. Feel free to look at my instagram and store for the Year of the Dog series :D. Thanks for the nice rating and for the heart!
marymary914 rated for FCMA: Gel Printed on Sep 2, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the great envies!!
Response: You’re welcome Mary - thanks for the heart :D!
starmccoy rated for HMPC: Ransom Note Postcard on Sep 2, 2018
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Comment: SUPER fun! Thank you!
Response: :D Glad you liked it &Thanx for the heart!
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Comment: Hi Gina, I’m just back from North Carolina so hope your wonderful selection of vintage ephemera wasn’t sitting in the PO too long. Love your envie graphics & all the great old collage fodder you shared. Even pages from your Mom’s desk diary, aw.... I’ve been escaping the heat & algae blooms of SW FL as often as possible this summer. Mountain places mostly, but even the Keys where the air & sea are clear & refreshing. Always a treat to have mail from you. Wish we exchanged more often.
Response: Yay! So glad you enjoyed it - yes, My Mom’s desk diary is kinda funny! I hope the summer is getting better and the algae is dissipating! Thanks for the heart & hope to share more mail soon~
m3i5 rated for AMA: Sender's Choice Mail Art on Aug 30, 2018
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Comment: Hi Gina, thank you very much for your beautiful postcard and pretty stamps! :)
Response: You’re welcome :D Thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Great PC! I’ll have to check that mag out!!
Response: Thanks & for the heart too :D
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Comment: Thanks for the great postcard. It's always so neat to see the local free magazines...even as part of a collage!
Response: You’re so welcome & thanx for the heart!
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Comment: Thank you for my special surprises, especially the Trailway bus pc.I am old enough to have taken a ride on Trailway. Also, that picture of the dog. Those eyes!! You made my day!!!
Response: Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed the whole package and a special memory - Wow :D! Thanks for the heart ~
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Comment: Thank you for this colorful PC it was fun to look at and read! Well done!
Response: You're so welcome - thanks for the heart!
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Comment: Very cool post card-I love making masterboards and this a great way to use them! I like the idea of and black and white,too! And that this came from a workbook in the 1990's-makes it vintage-ha ha! Thanks for sharing!
Response: Yes, I love masterboards for all types of collages - monochrome, ephemera and other scraps -- endless possibilities! :D Thanks for the heart too ~
deblew rated for Abstract Mail Art on Aug 22, 2018
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome mail art! I love the "painting" ...kind of reminds me of something you'd see in an art gallery! And I love the recycled aspect too. Thanks again.
Response: You’re so welcome - I love making the bright color abstracts with big black lines :D. Glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart
Created46 rated for TPS: Mail Art - June 2018 on Aug 22, 2018
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Comment: I adore when happy mail gets here, and this one definitely made my day a bit happier. Thank you so very much for the lovely swap.
Response: Yay for happy mail! Glad you enjoyed it - thanks for the heart!

Rating Overview

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Comments

wolfeagle on Sep 1, 2018:

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Thank you for the stickers of my art. They're great.

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:

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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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