Swap-bot Time: May 27, 2018 8:37 am


Date Joined: August 17, 2016
Last Online: May 27, 2018
Birthday: January 23, 1981
Country: Netherlands
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About Me

Hi! I'm Rian, I live in the Netherlands in a small but beautiful town, Zutphen, together with my boyfriend (a famous poet in the Netherlands) and my dog Holly! I am a teacher in arts for children age 12-18. Last August I managed to open and fill my Etsy shop. I like to illustrate, paint with acrylics (I love Lynn Whipple and Carla Sonheim) and create jewelry out of trash. I have signed up for Carla Sonheims this year's class Y is for yellow. I also signed up for last year's class Year of the spark. It's really inspiring to see and talk to people from all over the world about art :) So I definitely have an interest in art!

More about my life and the things I love: - coffee in the morning - tea all day (white, green and jasmin) - doglover (especially my own Jack Russel Holly) - nailpolish (red is favorite) - dresses & skirts I almost never wear jeans - Asian food - foodie (like to try! Love to cook!) - love graphic designs - sculpturing - shoe addict (love the brand ART!) - gardening (I have my own greenhouse) - my chickens called Attila de Hen, Henkje, Hendrickje - the color blue....of course :) My eyes are also blue! - start running (goal 5K) - red wine! - flowers (last summer I visited the gardens of Monet) - photography - trying to read one book an month (my boyfriend reads two books a week..hahaha) - seriously addicted to cookbooks. I think my cookbooks cover 5 meters :) - lover of old cars like VW beetle and camperbus + 2CV (unfortunately they are to expensive, so I have my own collection of small ones. I would love to rent a real one just for a weekend) - Swedish design

Things I dislike: - black tea - I like to see and draw cats, but I'm allergic to them

Favorite Music

Pop (I grew up in the 80's and 90's) I am a fan of the 'old' Madonna. I stopped buying cd's after Confessions on a dancefloor. This one is perfect listening while running. Recent likes are Belgian bands like Oscar and the Wolf. I also bought music from Some Swedish bands.

Recently I discovered Jazz. I love it! I would like to Go to de Dutch North Sea Jazz next Year.

Favorite Crafts

Washi tape Origami Stamp carving (I love Ishtar Olivera) Making stationery Drawing with charcoal Painting with acrylics Writing letters Journaling in my Midori

Favorite food

  • Asian (dim Sum, sushi, stir fry)
  • French cuisine (I love their sauces)
  • Italian food (all of it)
  • chocolate, especially the new combi's of Tony Chocolonely
  • coffee black and steaming hot
  • teas: green, white, ginger, jasmin

Favorite Movies

Magnolia Amélie Julie & Julia (actually...I like all films about food) American Beauty Requiem for a dream Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind The road to perdition

Favorite washi colors

I love washi! Especially the ones with real Japanese pattern. My favorite washi colors are: Red (flower, dots, heart, geometric patterns) Blue (all different shades, also flowers, dots, geometric patterns) Pastel (flowers, little animals, geometric patterns)

I don't like black or other dark colors!

Favorite PC

I love PC's with: - vintage VW beetle, 2CV - Asian style (geisha, cherry blossom, pagode, boeddha, etc.) - photography - art - colors blues and reds - dogs especially jack russel


Comment: WOWZA... I love you blue paper!!!! The windmill and clogs are awesome on them (as well as everything else) such a wonderful presentation. Thank you for the additional envies made from it and the stickers and note cards.... a fabulous swap..... oh, I'll send the PC's on in the next round :)
galadkria rated for MEGA PEN PAL SWAP!! on May 6, 2018
Comment: Lovely letter-perfect thank you so much will respond asap
Sammoning rated for NLS: Koningsdag verrassing on May 2, 2018
Comment: Helaas kan ik niet zoveel met dit kadootje, maar ik vond het wel leuk ingepakt! Dankjewel.
Response: Bedankt voor je feedback! Misschien kan je iemand anders er blij mee maken :) Fijne dag!
galadkria rated for Internation pen pal swap on Apr 30, 2018
Comment: Thank you sooo much for the really lovely letter. I will write back super soon
Response: Aaaahhn..thank you so much for your lovely comment! I will let you know when your letter arrived :) Thank you for the <3!
Ciska76 rated for Lente in je brievenbus on Apr 29, 2018
Comment: Dankjewel voor een envelop vol met planten. Fijne vakantie!
Response: Graag gedaan!! Planten maken het leven een stuk leuker, niet waar ;) bedankt voor het <3! Fijne dag vandaag!
Natasa rated for Chocolate! (April) on Apr 17, 2018
Response: Thank you for the <3! Have a nice day :)
Comment: Thanks so much for a lovely swap and letter and teas you made my day Love the seeds Will write to you over the weekend Take care 🥕🥦🐉🌹🍵
Response: Oh thank you! I'm glad it arrived safely and that you like it! Thank you for the rating and <3!
Julybaby59 rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R34 on Apr 6, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the stickers...super cool. And your spread was very nice.
Response: Ah thank you, I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the <3!
moonfayri rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - March on Mar 29, 2018
Comment: I love the samples you chose for me. Thank you! The one with a starbucks drink is making me want one of those right now. I also love you FLOW envelope and pretty sticker sheets. :-)
Response: You are welcome!!! Thank you for the <3!
nataliec07 rated for Washi Tape Sample Swap - March on Mar 17, 2018
Comment: Absolutely love the samples you sent me, and the envelope they came in! Thank you so much x
Response: I'm glad you like it! Thank you for the <3!
ToujoursMoi rated for International penpals swap on Mar 14, 2018
Comment: Rian, Thank you so much for your letter. I think one of my letters did not made it to you and this one has no address on it. Would you mind to send me your address so I can send you a reply. ❤️
Response: You are welcome! Thank you for the lovely comment en the <3! Haven't received your letter yet :(
mag rated for Blind Envelope - International #15 on Feb 21, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the lovely crafty items!
Response: You are most welcome! Hope you can give them a good use! Thank your for the rating :)
Response: Thank your for the <3! Have a wonderful Sunday!
Jcqln rated for Gimmie MAIL: Valentijnkaart swap on Feb 12, 2018
Comment: Dank je wel voor je leuke kaart en goodies, wens je ook een liefdevolle Valentijnsdag toe 😘
Response: Bedankt voor je lieve berichtje! Ik hoop dat jij ook een fijne Valentijnsdag hebt gehad! Bedankt voor het <3 je!
pattiairel rated for Newbie Friendly Happy Mail on Feb 10, 2018
Comment: thanks for a nice swap♥♥
Response: Thank you for your rating! Have a wonderful new week :)
milamilamura rated for Christmas Happy Mail on Feb 4, 2018
Comment: Hey girl! This one took a while (mail has been super slow lately) but it finally made it and I love it! Thanks for all the Christmas goodies, they're amazing! I can't wait to try the tea and chocolates. The wooden decor is going to look lovely on my room next Christmas and the owl pouch is really cute, I'm definitely going to give it a good use, same for the paper goodies, loved this swap! Thanks! Hope you had a fun Christmas :)
Response: I'm glad it arrived and that you like it all. Thank you so much for the rating and <3! I wish you a wonderful new week!
MartaSoares rated for Washi Rainbow! - RED on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Nice washis! Thank you:) Like the way you "package them", xD
Response: You're welcome! I'm glad you liked them :) Thank you for the <3!
renate rated for Gimmmie Mail: Jaar van de hond kaart on Feb 1, 2018
Comment: Bedankt voor je schattige honden kaartje
Response: Alsjeblieft! Geniet van de zondag :)
nataliec07 rated for Newbie Friendly Happy Mail on Jan 31, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much for my package! very excited about the tea 💛 also love the little envelope x
Response: Oh, I'm glad you liked it and I hope you like the tea as well! Thank you for the rating!
SanVHM rated for Washi Rainbow! - RED on Jan 25, 2018
Comment: Super bedankt voor de mooie washi (had ze allemaal niet) en de extra stickertjes. Fijne dag!
Response: Dat is goed nieuws! Altijd maar weer afwachten welke washi je krijgt ;) Jij bedankt voor het <3 je en een fijne zondag!

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polvodestrella on Feb 25, 2018:

Welcome to EU Happy Swaps, thanks for joining!

Artfreak16 on Apr 11, 2017:

Just a reminder, tomorrow is the last day to send out the swap for Washi Washi! 3 :)

rianheimgartner on Feb 16, 2017:

Last week I received an envelope from USA without any content :( There is no sign or text that can lead me to the sender. The only clue is an owl sticker and a purple washi on the back. If you wonder why I haven't rated you and you recognize this envied, please PM me!

Sammoning on Dec 30, 2016:

Postcard roulette (unassigned) Dankjewel voor je retour kaartje hij is erg mooi en artsy. De beste wensen voor 2017 en happy swapping :)

skier11 on Nov 16, 2016:

Thank you so much for the lovely card you sent me! It really brightened my day! I will be writing you back soon! Hope you are doing well :-)

Buecherwurm on Oct 19, 2016:

Hoi, as you're also in that recipe swap, I hope you don't mind a question :) Where do you buy your recipe cards, is there a store in the Netherlands that sells them, if so, which? I live close to the Dutch-German border and it would be helpful to know if/where I can buy them in the Netherlands :)

Dank je wel! Happy swapping :)

rianheimgartner on Oct 2, 2016:
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