The Social Media Dilemma

10 Apr 2013 9:00am

Social Media Dilemma

Update, tweet, pin… insta-argh! With social media, posting the same thing everywhere is so redundant! The thing about all these different methods of social media is that you may post the same thing in all these different places, and then cry for the people who “follow” your work everywhere because they have to see the same thing again, and again and again!

… but then you have people who only “follow” one of those medias, and they might miss out on something… and I could miss out on possible feedback (which is the life-fuel for me to go on!) This is the daily social media dilemma.

Some companies play that social media game, you know… “win a shopping spree if you share this post on your page”, “retweet this tweet to win”, or “create an inspiration board on Pinterest and tag us to win!”… but that’s not what I am trying to achieve. I just want to be clear about what is shown/posted where, so you can see what you want to see.  (Although in this case, I’d like to say it’s never bad too have too much of a good thing! Upsidedown Smiley (Yes, that smiley is supposed to be upside down.)

… so here is the list of my favorite “kids” (in order) for Architette Studios… and what special attention I pay to each one. They’re not all the same!

#1 – Facebook: My first social media outlet for Architette Studios! I started with it, I’ll end with it. The portfolio there equals the one on my own portfolio website (if not surpasses it on some occasions!) It’s up-to-date, current, the most paid-attention to. In a way… all other social medias are a supplement to it.

#2 – My blog: Almost exactly what I post on Facebook, but with more detail, more back-story… and possibly more behind-the-scenes photos. The blog automatically “feeds” to Facebook and Twitter within the hour of a blog publish. (So if you follow my work on Facebook and/or Twitter, you won’t miss a blog post either.)

#3 – Twitter: I was late to the tweet game. @ArchitetteStu is the 140-character version of what I post on Facebook. Plus, since I do not have a personal Twitter (and never will), you’ll see the occasional “this-has-nothing-to-do-with-your-work” tweet. (Now you’ll also know that I love to watch The Voice, American Idol and Celebrity Apprentice, and am a huge astronomy skywatching nerd… ha. Don’t judge.)

#4 – Instagram: Too much social media, and I’ve decided to focus on only this blog, Facebook and Twitter… au revoir Instagram! Again, late to the instagramming. @ArchitetteStudios is often the neglected child… but I do post there, and seemingly everything all at once… with some weird hashtags that I think make sense at the time. Then come to find out that I am the only one in all of Instagram-land to use it. I do love the Instagram filters (especially Earlybird), and lately have been using Instagram filters to obtain a photo of my works-in-progress, and then sharing it elsewhere. If anything, you may see photos here that will not show up elsewhere… because it’s “Instagood”, but not “elsewheregood”.

#5 – Pinterest: I only have a personal Pinterest, with a “board” of work that can be seen there. They are just pins from my blog, or directly from my Etsy shop. Nothing too exciting. If you decide to poke around and find my other boards, well… you’ll just have to ignore my “this-has-nothing-to-do-with-your-work” pins!

… and that’s it! Those are my “kids” (in order) for Architette Studios! One consistent theme you’ll notice between all of them – just about every post, anywhere, entails a photo. Visuals = good + a thousand words.

You can always just forgo any and all of these, and just sign up for my email blasts instead… (once every couple of months or so!) Keep it simple right?

So here is a recap + what you’ll see where for Architette Studios:
 Facebook – Everything + links to blog posts.
The blog – Everything in detail with a back-story.
Twitter – The 140-character concentrated info + links to blog posts + some “not-work-related” tweets.
Instagram – Behind-the-scenes + works-in-progress photos that I won’t post elsewhere (“Instagood”, but not “elsewheregood”.)
Pinterest – Just a personal “board” of pins from my blog, or directly from my Etsy shop. Nothing exciting.

My fine artwork for JBishop Studios can be found only on:
 Facebook, Twitter (@JBishopStudios), and Instagram (@JBishopStudios)

One more thing… if you see pages for Architette Studios or JBishop Studios on any other media… it’s NOT me! Just FYI. (Never will there be a Foursquare, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.) Cheers! I’ll see you on the page-twitter-blog-insta-pin!

Chemistry bottle icons used with permission by www.apricum.net

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Utah Thank You Notecards

9 Apr 2013 8:00am

These custom Salt Lake City, Utah thank you cards feature the city skyline, but are simply labeled as Utah. This is one of my favorite city skyline and am glad it was amongst the cities I just had to draw… just to draw it!

Utah Skyline Thank You Cards by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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Little World on a Sand Dollar

5 Apr 2013 11:09am

Happy Friday! It is a busy Friday… but a brief and little pause from the studio work for another addition to my “Little Worlds” series. Also combining it with this weeks Illustration Friday topic of “Urban“, this is my “Little World on a Sand Dollar”.

Little World on a Sand Dollar by J.Bishop Studios

… okay, back to work! Visit these posts for more Little Worlds.

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© 2013 www.jbishopstudios.com

City Skyline Wedding Table Cards

4 Apr 2013 8:00am

Last month, I had the pleasure of creating custom various city skyline prints on heavyweight natural textured stock which would later be framed and placed on the wedding reception tables for my bride-to-be.

City Skyline Table Cards by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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Austin Save the Date Postcards

2 Apr 2013 8:00am

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure to work on a custom hand scripted set of Austin, Texas city skyline Save the Date postcards in a heavyweight natural off white stock.

Austin City Skyline Save the Dates by Architette Studios

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Progress of Confection

1 Apr 2013 5:25pm

I haven’t made any progress on this painting in over a year and a half, and last Friday… I finally sat down to add another layer to my painting “Confection” -11×14″ oil on masonite.

September 2011:

April 2013:
"Confection" in progress by J.Bishop Studios

It’s coming right along! I know why I stayed away from it for as long as I did though… now I want a cupcake! Stat!

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Hand Embellished Watercolor City Skylines

28 Mar 2013 7:00am

For Christmas, my little sister Laura gave me a set of watercolor paints. Surprisingly… this completes my collection of paint mediums… as I have everything else in the studio… oils, acrylics, gouache… so naturally, these little guys fit right in. I have faint recollections of experimenting with watercolors in the distant past… and not having very good results. I think this is what kept me away from them for so long.

I have been receiving many requests for my City Skyline Series in color. While in the past, I’ve always offered the skylines in color pencil accent…and am happy to announce (now that I’ve had a chance to experiment with my hand at watercolors), that I am now offering prints hand embellished with original watercolors! You pick the city in this listing in the shop.

Los Angeles City Skyline Watercolor in Process by Architette Studios
(Los Angeles city skyline test study)

One of my favorite watercolor artists is David Scheirer at Studio Tuesday. I just adore his absolutely adorable illustrations of animals and wildlife… ranging from cute to serious, and back again. (If you haven’t seen his work, I highly recommend checking it out.) I have sooo many prints that I want for my own studio that I’ve never been able to narrow it down to just the three I need! One day… one day…

Getting back on track… his behind the scene photos from his watercolors blog have really helped me to understand how to treat watercolors… which is quite different from oils, acrylics, etc.

Pattaya City Skyline Watercolor in Process by Architette Studios
(Pattaya City, Thailand city skyline)

Machu Picchu Embellished Watercolor by Architette Studios
(Cape Town, South Africa city skyline)

Machu Picchu Embellished Watercolor by Architette Studios
(Machu Picchu skyline)

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

City Skylines on Society 6

26 Mar 2013 8:30am

Back in August of 2011, I discovered the website Society 6. I was instantly intrigued that when an item is posted and sells, they produce it, package it and ship it for you. I maintain the rights to my work (of course!), and am exposed to possible retail sellers as well. I opened a shop there but have been slow to add city skylines as my current shop keeps me plenty busy!

What started me back up there, was the amazing throw pillow line they just began. Just look at how my city skylines look as pillows! Love.

Paris City Skyline Pillow by Architette Studios

New York City Skyline Pillow by Architette Studios

… and they have stationery note cards… I ordered a set of my own New York City skyline folded cards to see the quality… and just to have a set of my skyline printed white on black. The cards come in a satin finish, and are blank inside. The quality of the envelopes is very nice as well.

New York Skyline Cards by Architette Studios on Society 6

New York Skyline Cards by Architette Studios on Society 6

New York Skyline Cards by Architette Studios on Society 6

… and iPhone cases, iPod skins, laptop and iPad skins too!

Venice iPhone case by Architette Studios

There are also various sizes and types of gallery quality framed prints and canvases available as well. I am impressed. You may have noticed that the colors are inverted from what is offered in my Etsy shop. Let’s just say, these are the darker twins. :) Enjoy… more city skylines are being added all the time.

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© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Wedding Pricing Updates

21 Mar 2013 8:15am

Over the years, I’ve been asked myriads upon myriads of times for the pricing of my wedding suite and stationery work. Pricing is after all, one of the most important bits of information needed in finding your perfect wedding stationery! Only due to the sheer amount of work I do every single day wearing all the hats of running a business… had I not had the time to actually sit down to put it all together into a cohesive manner for all to understand! Well, even though work has not slackened, and I am getting antsy to get back to it even as I am writing this now, I realized that I would actually probably save a lot of time and emailing if I just sat down and did it.

This new page outlines all Wedding Stationery Pricing and FAQs. You will find everything from bulk pricing, stock options, backer colors, invitation styles, save the dates, and more!

I have to admit, it is nice to have everything all in one place for my brides-to-be. I am always open to feedback, please let me know if there is something you think I could improve upon, add, remove… or if you just want to say how awesome it is! ;)

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Los Angeles City Skyline

19 Mar 2013 8:00am

The Los Angeles city skyline was one of the first city skylines that I ever drew. I’d never been (still haven’t… but at least I’ve been to the West Coast now!), so when I was commissioned to re-draw the city skyline in my more current style, I was excited to re-explore it.

Los Angeles city skyline in process by Architette Studios

Incorporated into this new city skyline version of Los Angeles… you can see the Hollywood hills, down town, Dodgers Stadium and Santa Monica Blvd. West coast!

LosAngeles city skyline by Architette Studios

Looking for a custom skyline? Visit this listing in the shop for more information… or feel free to email me with any questions!

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Little World of Eye Glasses

18 Mar 2013 1:07pm

Happy Monday! This weeks topic for Illustration Friday is ‘Eye Glasses‘. Here is my ‘Little World of Eye Glasses’.

Little World of Eye Glasses by J.Bishop Studios

… okay, back to work! The week has just begun. Visit these posts for more Little Worlds.

See more from my online portfolio for paintings, paperworks, and sketches.

© 2013 www.jbishopstudios.com

Comet Panstarrs at Sunset

12 Mar 2013 11:24pm

In June 2011, Comet Panstarrs was discovered atop Mount Haleakala in Maui, Hawaii. I was excited to hear that it would be visible just after sunset this month, and that the moon would be there to guide me. Even though I still couldn’t see it by naked eye, I knew where it would be in the sky, and trusted that my camera would “see” it for me… and it did! Here is comet Panstarrs just after sunset in San Antonio, Texas on March 12th, 2013.

Comet Panstarrs by Architette Studios

Comet Panstarrs by Architette Studios

UPDATE: Here is the comet taken on March 13th, 2013 just as it was about to set below the tree line in New Braunfels, Texas.

Comet Panstarrs by Architette Studios

UPDATED AGAIN: My last evening of shooting Comet Panstarrs, at sunset in SanAntonio, TX with a blinking plane as special guest on March 14th, 2013. Thank you Panstarrs for being a good sport. Good practice for Comet Ison in November!

Comet Panstarrs by Architette Studios

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Cartagena, Colombia Save the Dates

12 Mar 2013 8:00am

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that I was approached to create a custom city skyline for the old colonial part of the city Cartagena, Colombia, and here are the absolutely gorgeous Save the Dates that came from it. Digitally printed on a heavyweight luxe-textured natural white stock, these Save the Dates really capture an old fashioned yet classic feel.

Cartagena Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Cartagena Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Cartagena Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Cartagena Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Cartagena Save the Dates by Architette Studios

Looking for a custom skyline? Visit this listing in the shop for more information… or feel free to email me with any questions!

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
Images blurred for privacy.

© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Tallahassee Constellation Invitations

7 Mar 2013 8:00am

As of late, I have been working on updates to my online wedding portfolio (as I found that my Facebook Page was more current than my own website! Big no no.) During my digging around, I found an old prototype invitation suite I created three years ago for a client who was getting married in a planetarium. The entire wedding was space-themed and I was inspired to use constellations and the Milky Way.

Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios


Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios

Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios

Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios

Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios

Tallahassee Invitations by Architette Studios

In soft Tropical Green tones, I oriented the night sky and Milky Way to be accurate in direction above the Tallahassee, Florida Spring night sky. The suite included a gatefold 5×7″ invitation, RSVP postcard and Reception card.

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.
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© 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Washington DC Cherry Blossom Invitations

5 Mar 2013 7:30am

Last month, I had the pleasure of working on a beautiful and quaint invitation / rsvp card set for a client getting married in Washington DC in the spring. Cherry blossoms should be in full bloom, and somehow had to incorporate that into the invitation suite. Also in keeping with Capitol City style, the deep Cobalt Blue envelopes compliment the blues in the city skyline. The pinks in the cherry blossoms offset them with a little pop of color.


Washington DC Invitations by Architette Studios

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Jennifer Bishop of Architette Studios
Stationer, artist, and illustrator located
in the Texas Hill Country.


Pratt Institute
Bachelors of Architecture, 2007

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