Swap-bot Time: November 18, 2018 7:39 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: November 16, 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.


***** 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


bbsporty rated for HMPC: Put Some "Texture" on it on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Gina! Thanks for a great postcard! It arrived intact.
dvmac rated for HCSI: Halloween themed PC on Nov 14, 2018
Comment: our work is always awesome. It's a pleasure to swap with you.
mamalynn rated for HMPC: Put a "Bird" on it on Nov 9, 2018
Comment: Oh my goodness what a STUNNING card! I love everything about it and thank you so much for the effort to make it and send it across the pond! Many hearts for you!
Response: You're so welcome - happy you enjoyed it! :D Thanks for the many hearts and hearted 5!
wolfeagle rated for Flying Pig PC on Nov 7, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for the great PC. We have a neighbor who has a huge pig. Like 150lbs, that they keep as a pet. They even walk it on a leash. ;D Though I doubt our neighborhood association knows this. lol
Response: HAHAHA - I wonder if it flies? :D. Thanks for the great story and for the heart :D!!
Comment: Got my card yesterday -- thanks so much -- all kinds of fun stuff on there....
Response: Thank You for the Heart!
Comment: Even a “simple assemblage” from you is a treat to my eyes. Love that skull in the wheel piece. Thanks, Gina, & hope you are getting your energy back.
Response: You’re welcome Linda. Yes, I love the skull too, I think it is from the DeYoung Museum catalog from Central American collections - that’s what happens when I cut out cool images and don’t keep the relevant info! Happy November - VOTE VOTE VOTE!! Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Whohoo Hawaii! Have you gotten to see a 'I'iur yet? I hope you got to see the wonderful beautifully colored bark trees that are there! Thanks so much for this PC! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: No, don’t think I caught one in any of our trips. Thanks for the heart!
Angie rated for HMPC: Sender's Choice Postcard-October on Oct 22, 2018
Comment: Hi Gina! Guess what came today. You're lovely in-betweener postcard.LOL. Thank you. It's wonderfully ecclectic.
Response: You’re welcome! Thank YOU for the heart :D
Comment: Thanks for your piece of a masterboard! Somehow the random colours are matching good! Autumn is starting here also slowly.
Response: You’re so welcome - I love when the colors do that :D. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Hope you’re in the midst of a wonderful Maui vacation (color me green!) Thanks for the collaged card. I was in serious need of some “wacky fun”. XO
Response: Yay! Maui was WOW-ey and wish I was back there vs.in the land of reality :D. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Wow! Very cool postcard! I love it! I learned cursive and so did my kids. But, my kids never used it much and have sort of forgotten how to write it anymore.
Response: HA! Kids these days (Wink) :D. Thanks for the heart!
YooperHill rated for TPS: Sender's Choice PC on Sep 16, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
Comment: How awesome! This is beautiful! Thank you!
Response: You are welcome! Thanks for the heart~
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!
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
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!

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Angie on Nov 14, 2018:

Angie on Nov 13, 2018:

Happy birthday!

wolfeagle on Sep 1, 2018:


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!

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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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