Swap-bot Time: January 16, 2019 3:13 pm


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: January 14, 2019
Birthday: November 30
Country: United States
My Flickr Photos
My Store :D!

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.

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: Alula.....wow.....a new word for me also... what a great card.....thanks..... and I really enJOY these swaps.....
Response: YAY! I'm enjoying the swaps too, since it might be a two-for: I may get to learn two new words for each swap as a sender AND recipient. SCORE :D Thanks for the heart ~
Comment: Thank you so much! I love your art work! Year of the Dog will always be remembered now. :-)
Response: Woohoo! Glad it finally made it and that it braved the trek a second time :D Thanks for the heart!
thebragal rated for CC: Sender's Choice December 2018 on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Love the vintage vibe! Thank you
Response: So happy it made it! Thanks for the heart :D
Comment: Thanks for this absolutely wonderful PC! I love that the mermaid is swimming in the umbrella! The reverse is amazing too! Happy New Year with hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: YAY glad her swimming upstream to you went well :D. Thanks for the heart!
georgiafae rated for CC: Collaged Beast on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: What a crazy looking beast-I like it a lot. it is fun to be Dr. Frankenstein every now and then!
Response: Such a Stylin'Sloth beast, eh? :D It was fun to make -glad you liked it. Thanks for the heart!
AmookIslandCreations rated for Tree Postcard on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: Wow! I love this one a lot! Perfect for this time of year too! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thanks Sherry - one of my fav linocuts :D - glad you like it! Thanks for the heart ~
AmookIslandCreations rated for Striped Mail ARt on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks for this great PC! I love Basho and all his stripes! Happy New Year with hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Yay - glad you like him/the stripes :D Thanks for the heart and HNY!
Comment: Thanks! Sorry for the late rating. Happy New Year!
Response: YOu're welcome and No Worries!! Thanks for the Heart! Happy 2019!
kittyhahahotbot rated for HMPC: Scraptastic Postcard on Dec 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the very pretty postcard! Green, cats, texture? Too good to be a coincidence. :))) Happy New Year!
Response: So glad you liked it! Thanks for the heart and Happy 2019!!
RockyBeach rated for CC: Technique Choice Intl. on Dec 28, 2018
Comment: What a fun dinosaur antelope. Perfectly groomed for the next dance. :) Happy New Year!
Response: HAHA! Yay! It danced safely into your mail box - Happy New Year & thanks for the heart!
wittmert rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Mail Art-Dec on Dec 26, 2018
Comment: Thanks! Happy New Year!
Response: Thank YOU for the heart & HNY!
Comment: Super fun postcard, thank you! Happy Holidays!
Response: :D. Thanks for the heart & Happy New Year!
Comment: Pasquale has arrived, and what a handsome dude he is! And what a clever lass you are! Thanks and Solstice Greetings.
Response: Thanks Linda :D. Happy happy holidays and new years!
AmookIslandCreations rated for November's Flower on Dec 13, 2018
Comment: Thanks for this beautiful PC! I love the iridescent colors on the black! Thanks for the great stamps too! Hope things have slowed down a little for you! Hugs from Alaska, Sherry
Response: Thanks again for the patience for this. I really enjoyed painting those flowers :D. Thanks for the heart!
mjhaertling rated for CC: Technique Choice USA on Dec 12, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the swap. It's a very interesting image.
Response: You;re welcome!
ktk8 rated for CC: Scavenger Hunt Collage Postcard 1 on Dec 6, 2018
Comment: It ARRIVED amidst the cold and drear in the mist..... LOVE LOVE LOVE your rendition of this Scav Hunt...... Happy Swapping....
Response: Yay! So happy it made it! Thanks for the heart!!
ktk8 rated for CC: 3-piece collage PC (USA) on Nov 26, 2018
Comment: Awww fun "drama queen" postcard.....thanks so much!
Response: You’re welcome - thanks for the heart!!
bbsporty rated for HMPC: Put Some "Texture" on it on Nov 15, 2018
Comment: Hi Gina! Thanks for a great postcard! It arrived intact.
Response: You’re welcome and Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for the heart!
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!

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