Swap-bot Time: November 23, 2017 12:32 pm


Date Joined: August 17, 2016
Last Online: November 23, 2017
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 AmΓ©lie 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


kathiann rated for List Minizine on Nov 23, 2017
Comment: Lovely zine, enjoyed reading your lists. Thank you for sharing.
MuddyPuddle rated for List Minizine on Nov 21, 2017
Comment: Great minizine, Rian. I especially like the list of READS. The envelope was pretty darn cool as well...thanks so much!
Christine6035 rated for penpals for life on Oct 22, 2017
Comment: Sorry for the late rating! I loved your letter and will get one off to you soon!
xninolax rated for GIMMIE MAIL: Penpal kit on Oct 18, 2017
Comment: Wow Rian, wat een leuk pakket heb je samengesteld. Heel erg mooi! Dank je wel. Echt een feestje in de brievenbus :)
Response: Goed te horen dat je het leuk vond! Veel plezier ermee en heel erg bedankt voor het hartje! Fijne zondag, Rian
Comment: Thank you so much for your package, I love everything in it! :) With my major, hopefully I could become a researcher, or a translator after graduating.
Response: I'm so glad you liked it! It's always one of my favorite swaps :) Thank you very much for your rating and heart! All the best to you!
zilliah rated for Illustrated Letter #2 on Oct 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the lovely letter! Look for a return letter coming your way eventually :)
Response: Yeah....exciting!! I will patiently wait for it :) Thank you for your rating!
RooBaRoo rated for Origami Swap (Newbies Welcome!) on Oct 5, 2017
Comment: You're right, it's so much fun! Thanks for the butterfly & the Haiku! & your snail & dragonfly decoration is so fun!
Response: You are welcome! Thank you very much for rating and for the heart. All the best to you!
Comment: I'll get this passed on next round! Thanks so much for the cool pc for me and yummy recipe! I love sausage & peppers and will try this one this fall for sure! A traveling recipe swap dies sound like fun. I'm just not doing recipe swap currently, hut I've done some in the past and enjoyed it. You should host it, I'm sure you'd get some participants for sure! I'll let you know when I make the sausage &peppers! Mmmm! PS, your Jip & Janneke stickies are cute!
Response: Thank you for your enthusiastic answer...I will create one then, but I think I will start one in 2018, already the holiday season is knocking on my door!! Love it though, but it's always so busy this time a year ;) Have you made the sausages already? Thank you for your rating and heart en please let me know how the recipe turned out!
LienL rated for Snailmail Flip-book Swap on Sep 30, 2017
Comment: This was great! (yes I do speak dutch, don't worry, I understood your letter, but I always leave reviews in english so everyone can understand that you did an AMAZING JOB) The flipbook is lovely and I really loved that you tried to pick things I'd like (and I did like everything) It's all so pretty! Thank you!
Response: Ah...thank you so much for your lovely comment! I like this community so much! People are so thoughtful and nice. Makes my day everyday :) Bedankt voor jouw rating en natuurlijk ook het hartje! Fijne zondag XO Rian
HilC rated for Letter Lover Swap on Sep 26, 2017
Comment: Thank you so much for all of the lovely goodies! A beautiful package. :)
Response: Thank you for your kind words and for the <3!!
HelenG6 rated for Fan of Washi on Sep 12, 2017
Comment: Thank you for the washi tape.and the creative presentation with the Japanese lady. Did you do that? How amazing!
Response: Yes, I made that tiny lady. I'm so glad you liked it! Thank you very much for rating, comment and heart! Have a wonderful new week.
Eudaimonia rated for Summer Scavenger Hunt on Sep 6, 2017
Comment: Hoi, toevallig heb ik hem vandaag binnen gehad. Wat heb je dat ontzettend leuk en creatief gedaan. Ook zo leuk dat je dingen van de flow hebt gebruikt, ik ben namelijk gek op de flow. Wat ontzettend attent en lief dat je nog gaat opsturen wat je vergeten bent. Je verdient eigenlijk veel meer dan een hartje. Een fijne bruiloft en tot swapse .....
Response: Dankjewel!!! Ik heb er ook echt plezier aan beleeft...ik hou er zo van om heerlijk te snuffelen door mooie papiertjes, plaatjes en er dan een geheel van te maken :) De bruiloft was een beetje verregend, maar het bruidspaar was die avond op en top gelukkig en daar gaat het om :) Bedankt voor jouw rating en hartje! Fijne nieuwe week! Groetjes,Rian
Comment: I'm so sorry, I thought I rated you!! I got the postcards, haha. Happy swapping!
Response: Can happen...no worries!! Sorry for my late reaction, but nonetheless thank you for your <3 and rating!!
lilsiyh rated for WIYM: tea envelope SUMMER 2 ~ INTL on Aug 25, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your absolutely lovely package! I loved the teas and the post card and those cute packages where the teas were! The envelope was also sooo cute because of that little fox in it! <3
Response: Hi! Thank you so much for your lovely comment! I'm glad you liked it all. Thank you for rating and for the ❀️. Have a nice day 🌞
Comment: Thank you so much - love the bird pin, the watercolor inspiration, the stickers, and the adorable envelope :)
Response: So happy to read you liked the pin and all the creative things! Hope you can use it all πŸ˜€ Thank you for rating and the ❀️. Have a wonderful week 🌞
Comment: Thank you for a great assortment of teas. And I want to say thank you for taking the time to read the ingredients. Yes, it is hard to find teas without any citrus in it. But you do deserve way more than one heart because of the time effort you put in to it. Thank you so much.
Response: Ah, you are welcome. I think it's a sad thing if you receive tea you are allergic to. Enjoy them all! Thank you so much for your rating and ❀️! Have a wonderful week 🌞
pne rated for Adventures of the Traveling Postcard #68 on Aug 14, 2017
Comment: Got the postcard, thank you! Will send it on in the next round.
Response: Pffff....really glad it arrived :) Thank you for the quick message and rating!
fluffyjunk rated for Big Washi Swap - Int'l - #3 on Aug 9, 2017
Comment: Thank you for your adorable mail!!! :D Your lovely letter brought so much joy to my day! I have to say I never was on the Documenta in Kassel but I read the news about it. I showed Emmy your super cute message and the cats but I got a notion that she expected food, no message. :D The washi-tape is fantastic (OMG: the birthday-snail!!!!) and the presentation of it just wowed me! I have never ever seen something like this before and I definitely will copy your idea. It is too cute! :) Thanks again for this wonderful swap!
Response: Oh thank you so much for your lovely comment! I'm so glad you liked this new idea!! I'm very curious how it will turn out your style πŸ˜€ Thank you for the ❀️ and rating. Have a wonderful day! XO Rian
shoediva rated for Snail Mail Penpals - International on Jul 29, 2017
Comment: I received your letter today. I will write back.
Response: Thank you veraf much for the rating and heart. I would love to hear something from you!
Comment: Thank you for nice mail! I like them;)
Response: I'm glad you liked it all :) Thank you very much for rating and for the <3! Have a wonderful day!

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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:
 I swap with Swap-bot! 
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