Janne Robberstad

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IF- atmosphere

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

What better way to add atmosphere to any room, than by adding light and color. (And maybe a green plant) (Ups, I never publish a picture I´m commissioned to do before I deliver it to the customer. But today I´m making an exception it seems. The text is added and is not on the original. […]

The knitting ferry

Saturday, August 21st, 2010

You don´t always need to go far to experience exotic things 🙂 I´ve lived most of my life on my little island, and until 2001 we needed to take a ferry to get to the mainland. After that we got a bridge and the world´s longest underwater tunnel (until the record was broken half a […]

Freestyle geisha-girl

Friday, August 20th, 2010

One more freestyle girly-girl. This one was a gift for a friend, who is really into Chinese opera 🙂 There are another couple in my Etsy-store.

Yet another boathouse

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

A small boathouse from Austevoll. The acrylic painting is 21 x 21 cm . The same painting, different lighting. I´ve been invited to an exhibition in Austevoll in the relative near future, and am spending my evenings painting landscapes from the area. __________________________________________________ Bill Bryson is reading to me today. A short history of nearly […]


Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Bømlo Art group is hosting a workshop with one of our members as a teacher. Ruth is an artist, trained in England, who now lives here in Bømlo, and teaching art in the Culture School. Three nights, she´ll be teaching graphics and printing. And as usual I made the poster.

… and the answer is:

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

Creativity is allowing oneself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams Well, hopefully you can now see what my little painting is… The back of a wooden rowing boat, paint chipping off, a copper propeller coated with verdigris, a rusty direction-blade, and seaweed entangled in the rotor-spine, dragged up […]

Make Waves

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Today has been the warmest day this summer with 22 degrees. To celebrate, I want to share a summer-collage with a little request 🙂 Today´s audiobook is a satirical crime-novel, about scheming, men-eating ice-bears and a hysterical hotel-owner trying to save them in huge parks. ________________________________________________________ Here is the the second picture of the process, […]


Sunday, August 15th, 2010

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves. William Shakespeare

doily table runner

Sunday, August 15th, 2010

Inspired by all the romance and girly beauty in yesterday´s post, I made a little something myself. The only limitations are fantasy and the amount of doilies to play around with. After gathering bits and pieces of crochet and knitted doilies, from charity-shops and in my own findings, I decided to make a table-runner. (That […]


Saturday, August 14th, 2010

When I saw this idea here, I thought it was just great, and want to make one myself. Here is another doily-idea. This time with paper-doilies, from Becoming Lola and Martha Stewart. Click on the picture, and you get the directions of how-to. And here is a third option for the really patient, by knitalatte: […]

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