LisaWasHere

The Coaster Gal. Graphic Designer to the Imaginary.

Exeter, New Hampshire | 213 Sales

LisaWasHere

The Coaster Gal. Graphic Designer to the Imaginary.

Exeter, New Hampshire 213 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars (69)

Announcement   February is upon us, and the Groundhog says we get an early spring! My first show of the season is Boston's oldest Fantasy and Sci-Fi convention - Boskone, and they are up to number 56! Boskone is February 15-17. Visit boskone.org if you want to come out and play! I have spent my winter making tile coasters in preparation for Spring shows! Playing with paper and glue is best done in low humidity, so like the Punxsutawney Phil, I have been seasonally focused. I am headed into 2019 with 77 beermat designs! Take one down, pass it around, and just wait, because I can see 99 from here!!

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Last updated on Feb 4, 2019

February is upon us, and the Groundhog says we get an early spring! My first show of the season is Boston's oldest Fantasy and Sci-Fi convention - Boskone, and they are up to number 56! Boskone is February 15-17. Visit boskone.org if you want to come out and play! I have spent my winter making tile coasters in preparation for Spring shows! Playing with paper and glue is best done in low humidity, so like the Punxsutawney Phil, I have been seasonally focused. I am headed into 2019 with 77 beermat designs! Take one down, pass it around, and just wait, because I can see 99 from here!!

Lisa Reinke

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Photo Op of my sister and me with Misha Collins as Castiel at the 2016 Chicago convention.

About

No matter where you go, there you are.

I have always been a geek girl and get quite smitten by stories. My first love was for The Empire Strikes Back and Battlestar Galactica. The serial stories spurred a bout of creativity that pushed me to study graphic design and fine art. My hobbies have always been rich in imagination - science fiction and fantasy novels, television shows, roleplaying and board games, and seeking out new places, experiences and ways of living.

I started doing fine art as a full time endeavor in 2004, after a decade in biotechnology (which I also love). I have sold over 100 oil and oil pastel paintings and have had multiple solo and group shows. In 2007 my husband and I moved to Singapore to support a biotech project. I continued painting, but was set somewhat adrift artistically with the change in culture, environment, and the market crash.

When we returned to New Hampshire in 2012, I got to catch up on popular culture. With the advent of Netflix and other streaming services, I soon discovered the television show Supernatural and I was hooked like I hadn't been since I was a teenager. One night I decided I wanted to design a set of souvenir coasters based on the road trips and adventures of Sam and Dean Winchester. Thus began my own road trip. I started taking my designs to the Supernatural conventions and now include stops on the road from businesses within my other fandoms. This is how Lisa Was Here came to be.

Lisa Was Here takes me back to my roots and lets me explore the places that spurred and galvanized my creativity. I get to literally hit the road and attend conventions and geek out with other people who are inspired the same way. It has been wonderful. Welcome to Lisa Was Here.

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  • Lisa Reinke

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Artist, explorer, gamer and geek. I learned to draw my Battlestar Galactica character in the 1980's. I illustrated fanzines, drew my D&D characters, studied graphic design and fine art. Add travel, science, games and couch potato. That's me!

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  • A print shop

    Dundas, ON

    They print my designs onto high quality pulpboard beermats, like the ones you find at bars. Which is perfect because that's exactly the look and purpose I'm striving to achieve!

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