Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer and an artist, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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Archive for May, 2010

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the 17th of May

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Peace is not just the opposite of war. War is a very active and violent verb, which makes us think of peace as a passive state due to an absence of something active. I believe that peace is a very active verb, a repeatedly active way of living. I believe that where war tears down […]


Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

Thank you, Sid, for letting me take photos of your old Japanese treasures. What was it called again? I´ll be using it in a more serious context later, but couldn´t resist playing around with them , when the Illustration Friday theme was equipment. Message from Sid: The statue depicts acupuncture points. The instrument is a […]

True inspiration

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

While I am busy finishing some projects and starting new ones, why don´t you have a look at some of my all time favorite inspirational books. Since I live out here on the islands, with not all that many colleagues around, I use books as an important source of inspiration. They come in random order, […]

For the love of oranges

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

I painted this tired little senorita today after finishing my speech. She really does love oranges. she´s just tired from picking so many of them… She´s painted on the lid of the little wooden box I made the mini-shelf from yesterday. I wanted to incorporate letters in the picture. I couldn´t find the “F” in […]

Celebrate with color!

Sunday, May 16th, 2010

Yesterday I read a quote at the Papaya-blog: “Being afraid of color is like being afraid of being happy”. Spring is finally her! We´ve changed the spiky tires on the cars, the air is cold, but with the distinct smell of green growth, it´s sunny, we even cut the grass today. I´m still stuck inside […]

Urban jungle

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Time flies when you´re writing a speech… so here is a little something for you while you wait:


Friday, May 14th, 2010

Norway´s national day is approaching rapidly (17th of May). I´ve been giving more thought this year than usually, as I am going to be giving a speech at a local celebration-event. I´ve been thinking about a lot of different approaches to the whole theme of celebrating one´s nation. Below is one of them, although I […]


Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

I made this picture for an offshore-company that needed a gift. Since part of the name of the ship is Artemis, after the greek goddess, I thought I´d make a “freestyle” galleon-figure version of Artemis.


Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

This week´s homage to lesser known female heros, is to Lillie Hitchcock Coit. I´d never heard of her before I came to San Francisco, where she raised a memorial-tower in the shape of a fire-hose nozzle to honor of her late husband, the fire-chief of San Francisco. She  was a well-known volunteer fire-fighter herself, unheard […]

Out and about treasure-hunting

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Every time I drive across the mountain to get to the eastern part of Norway, I keep thinking what a strange country this is. It´s cold and hardly anyone lives here. Snow. Ok. I have to admit it´s beautiful. This is up in the mountains. (Not so sweet when you wake up in the middle […]

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