Not everything is sunny in Seville

If I have said it once, I have said it seventy-three times; travelling experiences alternate between breathlessly exhilarating and gut-clenchingly difficult.

After travelling down from Basque Country into Spain, we drove through Salamanca and down to Seville. We stopped here for awhile to visit friends, but might have to stay a little longer than expected as there are some issues troubling the van at the moment.

The solar panels have stopped working, or perhaps they are just not connecting to the battery. Disconnected the panels for now while we are troubleshooting, there should be three lights across board. Currently there are no lights when the wires are in. 

Disconnected panels solar issues travelling Spain

Found some secret condensation that turned some clothes mouldy! Took a minute to have a little freak out, then broke out the Dettol, bleach and clove oil.

Then the toilet came loose from its brackets – some simple re-screwing needed.

Fortunately we have chosen a very beautiful city to break down in! Amazing history, architecture, ceramics and food. 

Figuring out the solar system is a frustrating drawn out process with some difficulties due to our limited Spanish. 

Happily, some problems like the toilet, and mound have been easy to fix so we can celebrate these little victories. I also feel grateful when it all gets too much we can put down the instruction sets and check out an impressive monument or picturesque palace for the afternoon. 

About kellymarietheartist

I am an artist who, up until recently, was living and exhibiting within Toowoomba and the greater Granite Belt district. I have since packed up and left Australia, and am currently living and working in England. My work engages the craft involved in handmaking within a contemporary art context. I am drawn to the physicality of repetitive textile processes, and this is transcribed though the tactile quality of my forms. In particular, processes such as crochet, sewing and rug making serve as a proxy for growth within my personal environment. Many of my works imitate situations in nature, and they form organically as I create each individual piece, each addition both a continuation and re-enforcement of its predecessors. I enjoy using recycled materials for many of my works. Using crochet and other textile techniques to do this is an important part of my work as it celebrates a tradition of craft that has historically been relegated to 'women's work', with all the negative connotations that entails.
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