Swap-bot Time: May 20, 2018 9:10 am


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: May 17, 2018
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!)


***** 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 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

Shirley Chisholm.
Malala Yousafzai. Helen Keller.
Vivienne Westwood Isabelle de Borchgrave. Thich Nhat Hanh.
Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens).
Ben Stiller. Gael Garcia Bernal. Winston Churchill. Rex Ray


Comment: Thank you for the lovely card. I hope you are finding solace in the memories of your father. Hugs!
MSturgill87 rated for AMA Sender's Choice-May on May 15, 2018
Comment: Love the handmade PC. Sorry to hear about your father. I'm happy you got to share the love of mail art with him though. ❤
Response: Thanks for your kind words, and for the Hearts!
Comment: Thank you! So pretty! Love that cat centerpiece stamp!
Response: You’re welcome! I have to share the ‘wealth’ of my beautiful gifted stamps :D. Thanks for the heart ~
Johanna51 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #62 on May 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the postcard.
Response: Thanks for rating!
ladybegood rated for HMPC: Put a cat on it PC on May 12, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great hmpc--it is very colorful and interesting.with wonderful images. Thanks, again.
Response: You’re welcome :D. Thanks for the heart
palmettogirl727 rated for Quick Swaps: National Park on May 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the National Parks PC with the sweet message in purple 💜 Sending hugs.
Response: You’re so welcome - Thanks for the ❤️💜s & hugs ~
judee0624 rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #62 on May 10, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the bold and colorful card.
Response: You’re welcome :D - Thanx for the heart
MamaMangrove rated for CC: Bit of Purple March 2018 on May 10, 2018
Comment: Pinched nerve causing temp loss of R (dominant) hand/arm, makes it hard 2 use keyboard so will just say thx for great card. more later xo
Response: Oh NO! - Thanks for the heart :D. Take good care - wishing a speedy recovery!
Comment: Lovely print. I have not heard of this type of print making before this which is why I so enjoy these swaps. Thank you for making this PC for me!
wittmert rated for NYUP: Colorful on May 9, 2018
Comment: Love the CA bear! xoxo
Response: The whole series is Fab! XO for the heart~
Gwillisinc rated for Map PC on May 8, 2018
Comment: Again, so sorry to hear of your family losing your father. You sent me a great card, Bostons are close to my heart
Response: Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you enjoyed the PC & thanx for the heart~
Comment: Thanks so much for all the cool prints, Gina! Carving both a positive and negative version of the lotus flower makes it really versatile. I'm thinking about using the images you printed on tracing paper to make a luminary of some kind... Did you make it to 30 for National Card and Letter Writing Month?
Response: You’re so welcome; I really enjoyed making them, and now using them myself. Thanks for the heart !(messaging you separately)
Angie rated for MA: Animals in Chairs PC Redux on May 4, 2018
Comment: Yay! Thank you for the happy postcard! I love the chair and the bunny. I want both of them in my real house! Hee hee.
Response: LOL! Yes, hoping the hoppy friend and bright colors helped Spring emerge more fully too! THanks for the heart~
suepier rated for WPS - Spring Postcard #4 on May 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty art postcard. It is very reminiscent of Spring.
Response: So glad to hear it made it! Thanks for the heart
Comment: This card us so striking! Thank you! I love the color too!
Response: Thanks so much & for the heart - I really enjoyed making it for you :D
RockyBeach rated for MA: Pink and Grey Postcard on Apr 25, 2018
Comment: Here it is! Your card arrived well today. Another great one, thank you! The glitter finish adds a special touch to the card.
Response: Woohoo! The postal people must hear us talking about them, haha! Glad you like it & the details- thanx for the heart!
Comment: Wow, so many eyeballs! What an awesome postcard :^)
Response: Yay! So glad it made it and that you enjoy it :D Gracias por el corazón!
satinification rated for NYUP: What are you reading? on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thank you. I love stamps on that pc :)
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the heart :D
squince rated for WPS - Flower Postcard #2 on Apr 23, 2018
Comment: LOVE!
Response: :D Thanks for the heart!
Lucine rated for HMPC: Color duo Blue & Green Postcard on Apr 21, 2018
Comment: It's the same here; a lot of craftstuff and I like to iuse them making paper crafts;) Thank you for the postcard.
Response: You’re very welcome - Happy Paper Crafting :D & thanks for the heart ~

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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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