Staying in Dos Hermanas near Seville

Travelled as far as Seville and stopped due to some problems…

 We are parked up nearby in a suburb called Dos Hermanas. When life gives you bitter oranges (local reference!) make marmalade. Taking the time to mend a few articles of clothing. Very nice to get back to normal. Also feels good to be able to repair a cardigan when feeling hopeless about the electricity situation.

It is a bit hard to see, but I have added a few small stitches to this sleeve;

Reduce reuse recycle taking care of clothes

Travelling and repairing clothes

…And sewn closed a hole that was opening up on the collar of this woollen cardigan.

Example of Spanish tiling

Admired some beautiful painted tiles during a trip to Seville also.

Tiny house clothing storage

Rearranged the cupboard after the great mould fiasco, and donated some unwanted clothes (non-mouldy, of course!) to a charity bin. It doesn’t look like Spain has the breadth of second-hand stores and opshops that Australia has, but I have managed to find one organisation called Humana, and there are threee Humana stores in Seville alone!

Still fixing the solar system too, there are a few delays with the language barrier and public holidays here. Keeping busy really helps in keeping the mind away from stressing out about the whole situation. Have a few rugging and sewing projects planned to keep everything ticking along.

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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