• How to Not Fall into a Canal

    TRAVELING ALONE, PART 4—How Not to Fall into a Venetian Canal, Or A Cautionary Tale First, a bit of background: In 2014 I travelled with a group of artists to Italy—Cinque Terre, Florence, and eventually, Venice. The group went home from Florence, while my good friend and painting pal extraordinaire Benda Bickerstaff-Stanley and I went on the Venice to sketch and paint. To visit Cinque Terre (“Five Lands”), many groups stay in La Spezia, which is just a 5 minute train ride away, and has …