Swap-bot Time: December 8, 2019 2:00 am


Date Joined: July 2, 2012
Last Online: December 4, 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


McAnaraks rated for EJ: Security Envelope PC Swap on Dec 4, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the clever "securi-tree" card, it arrived a bit beaten up , but not too badly.
Response: Thanks for the rating and heart - sorry to hear the PC had a wild adventure across the land and sea... :D!
Comment: As always Waggery was a JOY to receive I love it..... my adopted mamma, Dotty had a Bichon Frise named Jaques that looked just like FiFi....made me SMILE.... great card thanks and thanks for hosting these.....
Response: Yay - glad you got a smile and good memory of Jacques! Thanks for joking and for the heart :D!
Comment: When i saw that Vendeuse postcard on instagram, I wondered if it was headed my way! The main color we are surrounded by now is white - not very autumnal.
Response: OH, sorry for all the early white stuff! Ack! Thanks for playing along and for the heart too!
RockyBeach rated for MA: Person with animal head on Nov 12, 2019
Comment: That bear looks a bit too happy about her cough medicine! Thank you. Just yesterday I got my flu shot. Hopefully I'm prepared now.
Response: Well, we would want to keep a bear happy, wouldn’t we? :D Happy & Healthy & creative times ahead to you! Thanks for the heart
Comment: Ah... yes throwing umbrage!!! "did she do it???? " something NEW to do.....thank you for the GREAT card..... always a pleasure to find your art work in my mailbox...... many hearts.....
Response: Thanks for the awesome, hearted rating!
Comment: Hello Gina, thanks for the orange autumn, Halloween, Day of the Dead postcard. Love it! We don’t celebrate halloween but I’m fascinated by the decorated skulls of Day of the Dead. Yours on the pc looks great! I also love all the stamps you’ve used. 🎃☠️🎃
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Angie rated for HCSI: Orange Themed Postcard on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Hi Gina. Thank you for the figgy postcard. He's precious. My big autumn plans? Dah ... picture a deer in the headlights. That's me. No idea. I just got back from St Louis visiting friends. That was fun. I rearranged the furniture in my office. Oh, and I rearranged the display shelves in my art area. I put my star trek ships there instead of book art books. Otherwise, no big plans. How about you? Anything fun going on? Please stay flame retardant.
Response: HAHA - flame retardant on and masks too as needed (thankfully not much lately). Hunkering down here with work and holiday show stuff (Maybe :D). Stay warm!
RockyBeach rated for CC: Sender's choice October 2019 on Nov 5, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the atmospheric autumn collage. I can still enjoy some colourful leaves here. Not all trees are "empty" yet.
Response: Thank YOU for the heart!
Angie rated for MA: Street Art postcard on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the great Basta postcard. It's great. It's been pretty windy by us but cold - not firey. Stay safe at camp. XO
Response: Thanks A! These swaps have been fun - I’ve been a fan for decades, seeing amazing work locally and in world travel. Thanks for the heart!
Comment: ANOTHER WINNER in the alphabet postcard game....thanks thanks thank and yet another word to learn...... big hugs....
Response: Yippee! Thanks for playing along & for the heart!
Comment: Thank you!
Response: you’re welcome - thanx for the heart :D
mle rated for HMPC: Halloween Theme on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Love it!
Response: Thanks for the Heart!
Comment: Ah, the infamous scrap pile. :) Thank you for the card. Didn't know that it's the 150th birthday of the postcard. A reason to send some more!
Response: You’re so welcome - thanx for the heart
stiffneck78 rated for EJ: Everyday Ephemera Postcards on Oct 9, 2019
Comment: Yay! This is a great postcard. Ioved looking at all of the different ephemera. Nice job. Thank you.
Response: It’s always fun to do this with all the (too much :D!) stuff I have around - glad you enjoyed it and thanx for the heart!
Comment: As always a WONDERFUL card..... making me H U N G R Y..... and lots of good info... big hugs and many HEARTS.....
Response: Looks so good, eh? Thanks for the heart!
Comment: Great bat stamp!!! You are talented. I also appreciate the opportunity to celebrate life of loved ones no longer earthbound. 😉
Response: Yay - I'm so glad you liked it and that I can share it with you. Feliz Dia de Los Muertos in November if we don't cross postal paths til then! Thanks for the heart :D
Comment: Thanks for the great postcard with the background pattern of vintage yellow & purple stamps & the hilarious voodoo ranger beer label! I'm sad to report that my evil mail delivery witch made dozens of slashing lines across the entire front of the card, making sure to mark up every one of the stamps! Hope you make it to the Dia de Los Muertos events & wish I could join you!
Response: OH WOW!!! Unhappy with our job are we? Poor postal witch needs a NICE spell cast on her - oy yoy yoy! Yes, love the hilarity of beer labels these days. Thanks for the heart!
BLUR rated for Heart Postcard on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Love the linocut print! Nicely done! Thank you!!
Response: Thank you! & Thanks for the heart~ Happy Swappin'
Comment: REGALITY.... yes I have lots of REGALITY! Love this card as all yours....THANKS!....big hugs....
Response: HAHA :D! Thank YOU for the heart <3!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for EJ: Vintage Ephemera Love on Sep 17, 2019
Comment: Absolutely amazing! THank you SO much for all of this Fantastic EPHEMERA GOODNESS! This will go to great use in my vintage journals and projects! I love everything you sent! How special that you sent me bits that were your moms! I promise to cherish them!! Many hugs !! xx Gabi
Response: WOW! That was super speedy! So glad you enjoyed it and will hope too that the original package still finds its way to you :D Thanks for the heart!

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camelsamba on Dec 1, 2019:

If you were my X word partner, I'd totally be using xanthocyanopsy. Seems appropriate for Ann Arbor as well!

Angie on Nov 12, 2019:


Angie on Feb 18, 2019:

Happy Monday

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