Linda's Blog—Travel and Art

  • Getting Through Security. Or Not...

    TRAVELING ALONE, PART 5—Getting Through Security, or Not... Traveling by air has changed a lot over the years. It is harder. Much, much harder. There are more rules, and everything can take a lot longer. This blog is not about comfort (like how crowded the seats are now). It is about security. Security is good. I have no complaints, but I have a lot of stories. When I travel, I have come to expect to be stopped going through Security. Always. However, that has taught me a lot, so here I will…

  • 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 …