blijdatikschrijf(or Heleen) is a member from Netherlands . She has been a member for over 3 years (1367 days).
Hi dear Postcrosser!
My name is Heleen, I live & work close to Amsterdam.
DH (= dear husband) and I have two kids, 11 and 8 years old, and recently two guinea pigs (cavias) joined us.
I love drawing/painting, music, reading, and I'm interested in cultures and languages worldwide. And I love nature: especially birds, weird mammals (like okapi and platypus) and trees.
I used to travel a lot but now both work and a busy family life restrain me from that.
Postcrossing seems to me a kind of ‘travelling’ without leaving home (except for the letterbox :o) ). So I’m looking forward to receiving your card, and to sending one from my country to You!
Any card (preferably without envelope) will make me happy, also interesting stamps do so. However, most happy I'll be when you handwrite a message on the back side. Something which struck you today, your favourite quote, your favourite ... (music, song, book, movie etc). Your passion, or anything you like to share by a postcard.
In case you need a suggestion about the picture on the card, my favourite subjects are:
* Airport, airplane
* Animals living in your country,
Especially birds and unusual animals (e.g. platypus, echidna). However, all animals are welcome, whether walking, swimming, flying or creeping, from insects to mammals!
* Bridge, lighthouse
* Mail Art!
A Hand/self made card with a drawing, painting, collage, needlework (etc) of one of my favourite subjects on it. Or of one of Your favourite subjects!
In case you'd like to draw/paint your doctor, or draw/paint an (existing) weird animal, or make a collage about these themes, see my calls for mail art: http://yourdoctorinmailart.blogspot.com and http://realweirdanimals.blogspot.com
* It's the Year of the Dragon now, and as I was born in the Year of the Dragon, I'd love to see Dragons on a postcard, postage stamp and/or postal stamp (or maybe you can draw one?!?).
* Mills: all types of windmills are welcome, including modern wind turbines
* Music! Musical instruments, musicians, anything which has to do with Music. If you make music yourself: I'd love to receive a [selfmade] picture of your instrument!
* Reading or writing people
* Animation / comic figures: Asterix & Obelix, Krtek, Pink Panter, Smurfs, Ratatouille, Nemo.
And Professor Layton!
* Political cartoons I think very interesting.
* (book) Illustration
* Postbox / mailbox etcetera: pictures of anything which has to do with post/mail
* Public transport (train, bus, metro, railwaystation)
* a View of your favourite place in your city/country
Aan Nederlandse postcrossers: een ansichtkaart van je woonplaats (single- of multiview) vind ik hartstikke leuk!
A large list... But don't feel obliged: every postcard will be treasured! And I’m looking forward to reading your message!
Thanks a lot in advance!