Hello? Readers? Are you still there? I know, I’ve been terrible at posting! Recently I was going through my digital photos and found shots of my Galette de Roi, the traditional French cake with a hidden token or toy inside crowning the person who finds it King for the day (assuming they didn’t choke on it first). And by tradition, I mean a January tradition. Bows head in shame. Many other intended posts have been missed during the last four months, but you have been on my mind and there is so much I want to share!
Wrapping up my MBA and actively on the job hunt has been what’s keeping me away from ArtfullyAdored. But I miss connecting with my readers and I feel like I can carry ArtfullyAdored so far! While I’m hesitant to start a new series, knowing I might not be able to keep up until the summer, I decided it was worth the effort in order to stay engaged with you. So I’m introducing my new post series The Adored: Weekly Roundup. It’ll be posted (most) every Sunday assuming I haven’t drowned under a sea of deadlines.
So keep your eye out for my list of Adored links for books, articles, blog posts, upcoming events you won’t want to miss, etc as well as a roundup of what’s been going down in the life of yours truly. Hope you enjoy!
Photo of the Week
Remember the Google Art Project? It has only continued to grow since Google launched the project back in 2011. Lately it’s made a lot of headlines, but I thought FastCoDesign’s article on the unintended consequences of publishing art in high definition online stood out among the rest. I think the topic segues into the art market with the bumpy road towards the sale of fine art through the internet via online auctions and sites like artsy.
Looking for a job is never easy, and I’m knee-deep in cover letters, resumes and a list of companies I would be honored to join. To keep my head up during this exciting, yet sometimes draining process, I’m encouraged by articles like practicing gratitude by Molly Mahar which reminds me to be thankful for all the opportunities I have had and for this journey I am on now. Which then reminds me that no matter what happens in the future, I’m on a great adventure! Suddenly it all seems less daunting.
I’ve been doing a lot of networking, not merely to facilitate my job search or grow my number of contacts but rather to hear about other people’s professional journeys in the hopes of learning from their experience. It started with reading Jennifer Turliuk‘s advice on discovering your destined career path. And speaking of learning from other’s experiences, I love these insightful career tips by Kathy Caprino.
My parents recently passed through town and very kindly unloaded some of my library overload (ie flew a ton of books back to the states). So what do I do? Make an order on Amazon for more books! It’s an illness, I swear. One book I can’t wait to read cover-to-cover is The Art of Strategy: A Game Theorist’s Guide to Success in Business and Life by Avinash K. Dixit. I’ve very analytical and strategic, so I’m looking forward to learning how to hone this ability to make it even more affective as applied to Game Theory. Fun stuff!
Going on in Paris
Drawing Week is this month (April 10-15 to be exact)! Check out the Salon du Dessin at La Bourse or for contemporary works on paper head to Drawing Now. Plus many of the museums have special expositions related to drawings. And even the auction houses host drawing-themed sales which are open to the public and great opportunities to check out amazing works of art from private collections.
- I’ve just about completed my first start-to-finish CSS website, wrote the code myself! It’s for a school project so I won’t be publishing it but I’m so proud! It looks great (if I may say so myself)!
- Two out three significant master’s projects will be complete by the end of this month! One was to create a cultural institution including developing a permanent collection, temporary expositions and organizing an auction after finding a debilitated building around Paris to “renovate”. The website I’m designing falls under this project as well though I’m also planning the marketing and social media campaigns. The other was the writing of an “Official” Business Plan – my mock company is a PR & Communications Agency specializing in the needs of cultural institutions and art-related businesses.
- For a much needed break, I’m headed to London next week! It’s not all fun and games, I’ll be attending courses at one of the universities. But of course there will be a little exploring, shopping and a few afternoon teas amid the lectures and projects.