Swap-bot Time: June 24, 2019 5:09 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: June 23, 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 - please do not use clear packing tape or plastic sleeves. Thank you.

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


Comment: This was so fun!
Response: YAY! So glad it made it :D. Gracias por el corazon!
Comment: Thanks for your fresh blue card!Even with mathcing blue stamps. It has a cool feel, which I need right now. It's so hot!
Response: Happy to hear it arrived! Yes, we’ve had an abnormal heat wave for a few day in SF too - YUCK! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Fab postcard, Gina!! I love all the different bellies, but especially the statue/sculpture :) I am really enjoying learning all these new words!
Response: YAY! Happy Mail Day for you and thanks for the heart :D
Comment: Andrew Wyeth, how wonderful! The collage is great. Thank you so much for featuring one of my favorite artists on this PC. Although I have been out west a few times, I have yet to see/hug a Redwood, but it’s on my bucket list. Terrific swap!
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! Wishing you wonderful future Redwood hugs soon :D! Thanx for the heart ~
AmookIslandCreations rated for Poppies PostCard on Jun 4, 2019
Comment: Thanks for this absolutely beautiful poppy PC! We have Icelandic blue poppies up here as well as all the other colors. They look so wonderful in the medians up here in Anchorage. Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Wow - the Icelandic blue poppies look incredible - I hope to see some live and in person some day! Thanks for the heart :D
penelopesamuel rated for MA: Dog Street Art Postcard on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: Your dog street art is fabulous <3 I love Banksy's style! The detail on the person is fantastic and the dog is awesome, too :) thank you for another fwonderful piece of mail art!
Response: I’m so glad you liked it - I really had fun with it. I’m surprised when my eyes see things, and happy when it shows up the way I want it too in my art :D. Thanks for the heart!
penelopesamuel rated for CC: Monochrome 10 on Jun 3, 2019
Comment: I love my purple postcard! So much purple goodness makes my heart happy :) I love all the different elements especially the cat and the postage stamp! Thank you for an awesome monochrome postcard!!
Response: You’re welcome for all the purple fun :D. Thanks for another heart!
Lady rated for HMPC: Color Duo Green and Blue on May 29, 2019
Comment: Love the brightness of your colors and the variety. (I really like “forager” too - so much richer than the almond varieties)
Response: Glad you enjoyed it - thanx for the heart!
BusyB rated for EJ: Ephemera Scavenger Hunt Revisited! on May 26, 2019
Comment: Thank you for a great swap! I especially like the cool papers and envelope. ☺️
Response: You’re so welcome! Thanks for the heart!
penelopesamuel rated for TPS: Mail Art - May 2019 on May 24, 2019
Comment: What a gorgeous print, Gina! I am honored you chose me as the recipient :) I am going to find a frame for it, so I can put it up in my art room :)
Response: You are so welcome - I hope it travelled unscathed for you! Thank you for the heart ~
Comment: Today was a good mail day! I had four postcards from you in my mailbox ha ha! I think my mailman must have been saving them or something...I think this is my favorite letter postcard so far -- what a fun word :) The page from the childrens' book is delightful! Thank you for another wonderful swap!
Response: Izzard was not what I would think it would have been when I found it in the dictionary :D. Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for joining in on the Word Games! Heart Thanks!
Comment: Thank you for the fabulous postcard! I love the combination of images, especially Curious George :) Love the BigMamaBird sticker too!!
Response: George is so darned cute; loved him as a kid and had him as a stuffed animal :D. Thanks for the heart!!
mahlermail rated for EJ: Scavenger Hunt Postcard on May 17, 2019
Comment: Cute - thanks so much. It did arrive all in one piece :-) Glad to be back swapping again after a year away.
Response: Hurrah! Thanks for the heart~
Watsonc7 rated for CC: Build a buddy on May 16, 2019
Comment: LOVE!! What an awesome buddy, I think I’ll be eventually making him the cover of an art journal! I’m so sorry the first buddy didn’t find his way, I’ll keep you updated. And gurllll, the stickers and postcard from your art are amazing, that’s a great idea! Thanks so much!
Response: YAY! I’m so glad the second one made it. I sure hope the original shows up someday soon - that is what the postcard and stickers were made from, so thankfully I had the photo to make them from!! Cheers~
Lucine rated for FCMA: Mail Art Challenge Postcard on May 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you!
Response: you’re welcome ~
smmarrty rated for FCMA: STICKER SLAPPED! on May 1, 2019
Comment: Thanks a lot - you will probably receive something from me today or tomorrow. You have some fun stickers!
Response: You’re welcome!
marymary914 rated for TPS: Mail Art - April 2019 on Apr 29, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the lovely PC!
Response: You’re welcome & thanks for the heart!
wittmert rated for MA: Seven Deadly Sins on Apr 27, 2019
Comment: LOVE the sloths! Thanks!
Response: Yippee! The carved one is from dvmac from a favorite carved image swap - so fun! Thanks for the heart ~
Comment: I really love your PC for this swap! Thanks for hosting too :)
Response: Yay! Thanks for joining & thanks for the heart!
Comment: Your postcards are always outstanding... & I am learning wonderful new words..... THANKS for another wonderful card.... big hugs and for the record I don't want to be GYVE either......
Response: So glad you are enjoying the fun! Thanks for the heart :D

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Angie on Feb 18, 2019:

Happy Monday

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