Swap-bot Time: August 19, 2018 9:36 pm


Date Joined: August 17, 2016
Last Online: August 19, 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


dakotadee rated for Mini Handmade Art Journal R37 on Aug 12, 2018
Comment: Love what you did. Cute!!
Leftie rated for First and last lines No. 2 on Jul 13, 2018
Comment: 📖📖❤️📖 ... Your book seem quite interesting!... 📖📖❤️📖📖❤️📖📖❤️
Comment: Thank you. Love it Will enjoy using the goodies and the pocket going in my book :) just got it today♥️
lilsiyh rated for Happy Mail + goodies swap on Jul 10, 2018
marianne81 rated for Gimmie Mail: Juni thee swap on Jul 6, 2018
Comment: Super bedankt voor de lekkere theetjes. Op 1 na ken ik ze nog niet dus ben heel benieuwd.
Miraaaaculous rated for MEGA PEN PAL SWAP!! on Jul 1, 2018
Comment: Loved your letter. Thanks so much! I'll write back very soon :)
Response: Thank you for the <3! And I'll wait for your letter :)
Poohtat rated for WTL:Pass it on on Jun 28, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the washi roll and the kawaii! MT is very nice washi. Fox and Cactus, Wonton in a Million, Simply Gilded and WashiGang are also some really nice washi brands.
Response: You are welcome! I'm glad you liked it all. Thank you for rating and the <3!
Response: Enjoy your tea! Thank you for the <3!
Moni rated for Gimmie Mail: Penpal kit#1 on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: Dank je wel voor de leuke swap Rian :)
Response: Graag gedaan! Bedankt voor de rating! Fijn weekend :)
monsbrick rated for MEGA PEN PAL SWAP!! on Jun 27, 2018
Comment: I love the Netherlands!
Response: :) :) :)! Thank you for rating and the <3!
Lumia rated for MEGA PEN PAL SWAP!! on Jun 13, 2018
GinaCV rated for Handmade Envelopes - Newbies welcome on Jun 7, 2018
Comment: What an amazing package! Thank you so much for the extra goodies! I even found the "magazine" some came from and love it!
Response: I'm so glad you loved it all and it arrived save at your address! Thank you for rating and the <3!
Comment: Thank you so much Rian for the goodies you sent me! I love how cohesive everything was and even the envelope!
Response: Ah...thank you for the nice comment! You are welcome and thank you for rating and the <3!
nyxluna rated for Simple and Quick Tea Swap on May 28, 2018
Comment: ty for the yummy tea. loved the coffee /tea cups on the envelope as well . cheers
BornAfterMyTime rated for Suprise Swap #2 on May 27, 2018
Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely items.
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!

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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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