Ode to Japan

18 Mar 2011 6:24am

On Wednesdays, I usually update my Sheeptails website with a new comic of the week. In light of the events that unfolded in Japan last Friday… I felt that was kind of inappropriate. Being that my Japanese ancestors are from the city of Sendai, Japan — one of the most devastated cities from the March 11th earthquake/tsunami… I sat down and drew from the heart… my Sheeptails “Ode to Japan.”


“Ode to Japan”
I posted a limited edition set of cards (sold out!) and a limited edition set of prints (sold out!) for sale in my shop for Architette Studios and am donating ALL the proceeds to the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief fund through Global Giving. I’ve already been able to donate over $65 in funds, and it feels so great to be able to help in the only way I know how to at the moment… through art!

WEEKS AHEAD
It has been a busy week, and am still learning how to work from home… it’s been a fun process! The one misconception that everyone seems to have is that I have infinite amounts of time now that I do not have a “boss” breathing down my back to get work done. Ha! Have you met my new “boss”? She is ruthless. I am definitely my toughest critic… always pushing for the next design… to get it out there for the world to see. I used to see my art and the things I created as little “children” I didn’t want to let go. I used to create paintings, and keep them for myself. I was selfish about it… but then, I realized that my creations weren’t living to their fullest unless they could be discovered by the world too. So, I learned to let them go, and it is the best feeling in the world now! :)

I’ve been working on new construction cards… Project Cappuccino, Project Cape Cod, and Project Beer Mug… are all on the way! :)

 

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Java, Java, Java!

2 Mar 2011 5:56pm

New Sheeptails for Wednesday! Inspired by how I feel exactly after I have consumed a liiittle too much coffee… completely immersed!

“Java, Java, Java!”
http://www.sheeptails.com

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Front Page Feature

28 Feb 2011 4:33pm

The big announcement is here! My work on Etsy for Architette Studios is being featured on the front page for the next two days with a full interview!

Read the interview here!

I am so excited to be able to share my work, and process with everyone! I hope everyone will enjoy!

What would be the title of your memoir? Why?
A Modern Day Renaissance, because every day is a rebirth. There are new beginnings everywhere and it is always possible to see the world with new eyes.

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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Sheeptails Revival

24 Feb 2011 3:30pm

After almost a four year hibernation, Sheeptails is baaack… and in color! :)

New Sheeptails Re-Launch!

“I’m Baaack!”
http://www.sheeptails.com

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Design by J.Bishop of Architette Studios.

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Homemade Fudge

21 Feb 2011 2:01pm

This weekend, I attempted to make my first batch of homemade fudge… and it was a success! It was inspired by a midnight run to the pantry, only to be met with disappointingly empty shelves. (Well, empty by ‘midnight snack’ standards!) So I grabbed a handful of salted cashews, and a handful of marshmallows… and whoa. What a combination. I decided that there had to be a way to combine the two into something yummy. So for the love of chocolate… I created homemade Cashew Marshmallow fudge!

Some give aways for the family…

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Escaped!

12 Feb 2011 9:24am

For this little guy, he has escaped the vortex of the complimentary colors of a mauve and green…


“Escaped”
4×5″ oil on masonite
February 2011 (sold)

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Birds on a Wire

31 Jan 2011 4:10pm

This past weekend, I felt so inspired… that somehow, I was able to work on seven new paintings! Several were finally realized from sketches I did many years ago, and it feels so complete to have them in oil on canvas.



“Birds on a Wire #001″
11×14” oil on canvas
January 2011
(Available here)

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Under the Sea

29 Jan 2011 6:13am

Last summer, I sketched a possible idea for a painting I would call “Under the Sea”, and tonight… I decided to realize this painting in oil on canvas! :)

“Under the Sea”
24×30″ oil on canvas
January 2011 (sold)

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Re-opened for 2011!

28 Jan 2011 9:49pm

The shop is open again for the 2011 season! Come take a peek at all the new items!

Architette Studios on Etsy

New items include:
Baltimore, Maryland City Skyline
Boise, Idaho City Skyline
Nashville, Tennessee City Skyline
Omaha, Nebraska City Skyline
Pisa, Italy City Skyline
Portland, Oregon City Skyline
Notecard set of 8 of the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World
The skyline of generic farmland
The skyline of a generic country hillside
Set of 12 Zodiac Horoscope Construction Cards. Check the shop for each sign listed individually as well!
Project Mouthwash Construction Card
Project Horse Conch Seashell Construction Card
– and two alternative version to the original Project Wedding Cake Construction Card. This is version 2, and this is version 3!

More to come! :)

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© 2005 – 2013 www.architettestudios.com

Office Renovation Complete!

27 Jan 2011 7:44pm

The new office renovation is complete! The inspiration was “Springtime”. :)

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Final Week of an Architect

24 Jan 2011 6:51am

This is my last week as an architect.

As a child, I knew I wanted to be an architect. Instead of Barbies, I played with blocks. Instead of playing tea party, I designed the houses the tea party attendees would live in. My mom loves to say (even to this day!) that I was the only child she knew who could name a city just by it’s skyline.

In highschool, I took the drafting classes. I learned how to draw imaginary blocks in 3D on the computer. I drew floorplans to houses I pulled out of my head on a whim. I applied to colleges for architecture.

In college, I enjoyed it. Finally, learning architecture on the big… real world scale in New York City! I dreamed of going to work in the pencil skirts, my hair pulled up in a french twist, coffee in one hand… rolled up drawings in the other. I dreamed of taking all that I had learned… architecture history, theory, city skylines… all of it, and create the perfect architecture.

By about my third year of college, I discovered… architecture wasn’t what I thought it was afterall. Unless you have the perfect architecture (doesn’t exist), or the perfect client (doesn’t exist) or the perfect unlimited budget (definitely doesn’t exist)… you would be constricted and restricted. I realized that hand and pencil drawings were in a slow death. I felt the first trappings of creativity.

In my fourth year of college… I was in Rome, Italy… I decided to ignore that gut feeling. I was studying architecture… in ROME! I discovered the root of all architecture. I was living in it’s birthplace, and every crack and crevasse whispered to me… if you fall in love with me, you will love architecture again…

After college, there was the real world. Pencil skirt, yes. Coffee in one hand… YES… sometimes in both. Rolled up drawings? No. It’s all in the computer. It could be glamorous at times. I worked on large projects, had very well known clients, worked with esteemed colleagues… the best of the best!

… but that nagging feeling was always there. I missed the hand drawings, I missed the pure opportunities for creation… where I would conceive something… anything… and on my own accord, I could expel that thought out into the world in any outlet or media possible. Over time, it became more and more evident in my everyday life… that I was not going to be happy until I could have that environment again. The environment, to create! To BE.

That moment to BE is here, well almost… thus ends my career as an architect. Time to witness the re-birth! … and I am all smiles. :)

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Office Renovation

22 Jan 2011 5:44pm

Today is the day that I will finish the office renovation! Last coat of paint is drying, boxes are ready to be unpacked… and the shop will re-open on Friday, January 28th!

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Italian Country Hillside

20 Jan 2011 9:35pm

It’s the first skyline I’ve drawn in a while… a rolling Italian country hillside, complete with a field of poppies, Italian Cypress trees, and a winding path leading to a hilltop Italian village. Take me there…


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New Portfolio

17 Jan 2011 10:46pm

The new online portfolio has launched! It took me six days of intense coding, and there are a few things I still need to work out, but for the most part, this is it!

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Re-Launch in 24 Hours

16 Jan 2011 10:38am

The very first online portfolio website I built took many, many weeks… probably months actually! It was a combination of learning the language of HTML, and trying to decide how I could get it to look like the website I had in mind. The second time I re-built it, it took less time… but was mainly just a change of colors… nothing too dramatic so to speak. The third time I re-designed it, took many weeks again and it was completely different than the way the first two had looked. I was proud of it!

I was happy with it until about a week ago… when I decided that it was time to re-launch Architette Studios version 4.0! This time, I had to learn the language of javascripting, css, jQuery and brush up on the ‘ol HTML… so I have no idea how I was able to do it, but in about 5 days, I re-built my portfolio, and it’s just a little over 24 hours from now when I will be re-launching it for you all! Now this design and layout takes the prize!

I played with the idea of buying an website template and just plugging my work into it, I thought about hiring someone to do it for me… but when it comes down to it, I just love knowing that I created it…

I hope you will all enjoy!

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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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