Tuesday, September 16, 2014

"Color is My Daylong Obsession, Joy, and Torment"

-Claude Monet

Last night in class I had to present a lesson plan (keep in mind, this is only my third week studying education.  Clearly, we don't mess around).  Mine was about the importance of color choice in art through the ages, the photos below are the examples I used to illustrate the key points.  Then I transitioned into a new assignment of taking a classic landscape masterpiece and copying it, but using the complementary colors, which are opposite each other on the color wheel.  I kindof want to do this project myself now.

(photos collected from googleimages)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Choo Chooooo, Choo Choo Ch'boogie

Both of my brothers were in town this weekend, which is a rare occurrence these days.  And one of the finest Hunt traditions includes a family meet-up at Kaldi's for an early morning coffee and a pastry or two.  Today, I missed the first shuttle to location so I braved the crisp fall air and walked.  A train began as soon as I turned the corner to cross the tracks, so my arrival was delayed by a few minutes.  Not to worry though, the coffee was still delicious.

(photo by e.hunt)

The Accoutrements of Success

Check out my new, professional-looking briefcase satchel bag!  My Dad got a new, black one for his birthday so I took over the lease to this one.  It feels like an old baseball glove, and is perfect for lugging all of my grad school supplies to and from coffeeshops.

(photos by g.hunt, and e.hunt)

Friday, September 12, 2014

Loft Life

A week ago today I completed the move up to the attic.  Curtains were hung, the bed was dressed in new sheets, and the heat wave subsided, so the temperature was bearable enough for sleeping through the night.  It is pure solitude, an escape into quietness and simplicity, where I can watch our busy front street from the birds eye view of the triptych window.  Last night, it dropped into the 40s, which meant I didn't even have to have the fan on!

(photo by e.hunt)

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Portrait Blouse

Speaking of teacher-friendly budgets, since that's what my income will be in a couple years, I've started to think about how I can adapt some of my more office wardrobe pieces to a more casual, history-teaching level.  I'm thinking I'll probably have to dress a little more business-y than required to differentiate myself from the students, and to look more like an authority figure.  This calls for some inspiration.

The skirt, with anything ranging from a plaid button-up, to a layered sweater, to a plain t-shirt tucked in.  Throw on a blazer, cardigan, or light-weight jacket for cooler months.

Next is the dress, conservative and easy to move around in, dressed up with a blazer or bow-tie, or a more casual maxi with a belt.

And you can't forget pants, either for casual friday or everyday days.  Love the scholarly argyle socks with comfy loafers, scarves are a must, and I'm not usually a fan of matching pantsuits, but the one below is delightfully undone.

(photos collected from inhonorofdesign, lolobu, workdayweekend, citizencouture, classygirlswearpearls, alittledashofdarling, cindispivey, simplybikeblog, vanessajackman, and chictopia)

These Pretzels Are Making Me Thirsty

Welcome to the world of education classes, where my homework for one class was to create a self-concept collage,

And for another I have to read two chapters, write a lesson plan, and then present it in class for fifteen minutes.  So it goes.

(photo by e.hunt)

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Lost in the Right Direction

I recently began watching New Girl on Netflix, which is a TV show starring Zooey Deschanel as a girl in her mid to late twenties who breaks up with her longtime boyfriend and moves into a loft with three guys.  The loft space is more realistic and it is actually believable that the four could afford it as well as the furnishings inside it.  So much of the time, homes and apartments that people have on screen make no sense compared to what their salary would be or how old they are.  The show doesn't have the best writing, and the guy characters are rather predictable sporty, player, and sensitive type caricatures, but it is entertaining.  And Zooey is adorable, playing the girl as her usual quirky, sing-y, energetic self, with an equally adorable (and also believable on her teacher salary) wardrobe.

(photos collected from zimbio,, ew, lovelyish, and spottedontv)