Many RV travelers who become immersed in natureâ€™s rich landscapes feel compelled to create great art. Nobody knows this better than the full-time RVing artist. Some paint or draw, others make jewelry and the rest find other means to fuel their creative passions, like EloÃ¯se Sentito.
Eloise Sentito of These Isles
As a nomadic handweaver, living on the road fueled her natural talent for creating earth-friendly clothing accessories, blankets and rugs. And she did it from inside a little retro motorhome that ferried her around the most scenic, storybook lands of the United Kingdom.
EloÃ¯se Sentito is founder of These Isles, a showcase filled with her handmade magical wearables. Along with her beloved late Deerhound Murphy and a manual weaving loom, the English artist meandered in her motorhome for four adventurous years while creating one-of-a-kind hand crafted masterpieces for appreciative buyers from around the world.
The late Murphy, with rug by Eloise Sentito of These Isles
During her years on the road, the now-stationary artist relished a back-to-the-earth boondocking lifestyle that provided the solitude and visual candy any artist craves for inspiration.
Meandering the UK as a Full-time RVing Artist
Curious about how a weaver managed to make it as a full-time RV artist selling in a global marketplace, I interviewed EloÃ¯se via email, who replied with the following answers. Not wanting to disturb the rhythmic cadence of her lovely English accent that illuminates her responses, I opted to share our email conversation in a Question and Answer format.
Your RV was just 19-foot/5.7m long, correct? Did it have on-board cooking and bathing facilities?
Correct, and yes. Itâ€™s an Autotrail Cherokee caravan built onto a 1989 Mercedes â€˜Type 1 vanâ€™, the very last of the 208Ds.
The van itself has a solid undercarriage, a superb 2.4 litre engine (after my trusty mechanic replaced the rocker head), a torquey gearbox, a
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