|The Gibbes Museum of Art|
Yesterday I was thinking about it and realized that, for me, writing is a lot like singing. By listening and observing the ways in which other artists have approached certain pieces of music, I decide for myself the best way to sing a passage or what works within my abilities. By reading different scholars' works, I learn about relevant issues and multiple methods of discussing or discovering information. I'm so grateful for the guidance of my professors. I've realized while reading and looking at these miniatures that my thesis advisor gave me such a great background on ways to look at American eighteenth century portraiture when I took Dr. Kenneth Haltman's (my thesis advisor) American Art History class last year. When I've looked at the "notes" section of books, I've recognized most of the referenced authors and it's so helpful to have had the preparation!
In addition to all the great research, Scottie and I had a wonderful time looking at old buildings and eating even more great southern cooking. (Have I mentioned that I'm going to have to go on a huge diet when I get home?) Here are some images!
|King Street in Charleston has some great shopping.|
|Love this building!|
|Still on King Street...|
|Old Customs House|
|There was a great jazz band at the Charleston Grill our last night in town.|
|Scottie was such a fun travel buddy!|
|Who could get this lucky? Haha! Just kidding. :)|