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In 2006, I founded “I Was Here.” As an event planner, I traveled heavily, visiting new places for site inspections and meetings. Along the way, I sought out unique souvenirs to bring back to family, friends, and clients. I found myself disappointed at the non-site-specific merchandise offerings in many gift shops. As a result, I often made my own souvenirs, which began with an original watercolor painting. I started painting these small postcard-like watercolors for myself, but a business soon developed as more people requested my art.

My varied artistic voice reaches beyond the collection of watercolor landscapes that form the backbone of “I Was Here.” In my Etsy boutique, on a given day you may find several of my sheep paintings or my mixed media work. I sometimes post a collection of interesting vintage items I have “curated” in my searches of antique shops. I also…

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  • Joined June 9, 2008

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In 2006, I founded “I Was Here.” As an event planner, I traveled heavily, visiting new places for site inspections and meetings. Along the way, I sought out unique souvenirs to bring back to family, friends, and clients. I found myself disappointed at the non-site-specific merchandise offerings in many gift shops. As a result, I often made my own souvenirs, which began with an original watercolor painting. I started painting these small postcard-like watercolors for myself, but a business soon developed as more people requested my art.

My varied artistic voice reaches beyond the collection of watercolor landscapes that form the backbone of “I Was Here.” In my Etsy boutique, on a given day you may find several of my sheep paintings or my mixed media work. I sometimes post a collection of interesting vintage items I have “curated” in my searches of antique shops. I also collage, sew, knit, carve lino prints, make jewelry, and create stationary.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to explore the “I Was Here” Etsy boutique.

Best,

Allana @ I Was Here
see the collection: http://www.weekendwatercolors.blogspot.com/

All Illustrations © 2008 I Was Here

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