Janne Robberstad

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Wayfarer 013

Friday, August 13th, 2010

A lighter palette this time, quite the opposite of the warm base. I wonder how this is going to work out… The start, adding layer after layer of acrylics mixed matte medium, to make them see-through (translucent? is that the right word?) Oh, this stage can last for hours and hours and it´s so frustrating […]

We Will Rock You!

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Bømlo Musikallaug´s choir project this fall is working with songs by Queen. I´ve made the poster inviting people to join in the choir.

Arting with Nina

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Sometimes it gets  a little lonely working in solitude every day, so I was so happy that my very creative friend Nina wanted to spend the day painting with me. She wanted to make a calender-book, and managed to pre-paint her whole book (about half a year). She was very pleased with her book 🙂 […]

Wayfarer 2

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Time for another wayfarer-painting. The wayfarer is a small English sail-boat, and I´m working on these pictures for a ship I´m decorating. The beginning, sketching on wood: Adding the red background, and the first layer of washed out blues, all in acrylics. More layers. Even more layers and starting with the details. And then finishing […]

Michelle´s giveaway

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Michelle is my all time favorite  clocks´n´stuff-maker, and now she´s got a big give-away on her blog. I´ve already got a small collection of her clocks, so I should never be late for anything ever again!


Monday, August 9th, 2010

My little creative weekend project (which only takes about half-an-hour) was making this little passport-pocket. I´ve seen several different versions in shops, but thought I wanted to make a personalized one. The front includes an old map of Bergen, which is the biggest, close city, and another one of the west-coast with my little island […]

If Caged 2

Monday, August 9th, 2010

Here is another version of being caged. These big walls of shame that keep people out. It started with the great wall of China, keeping the Mongolian warriors away. We´ve all heard of the Berlin wall that separated East and West-Berlin, and at the same time separated families for decades. Last October was the 20th […]


Sunday, August 8th, 2010

I know, I know… once again I am being incredibly childishly excited. I´ve posted a couple of originals on my Etsy-shop, and when they show up on the recently added items, I get such a thrill. I´ve never had a “shop” before, hence the excitement. This is the “The Tea-time girl”. A 10×10 cm (4×4 […]


Saturday, August 7th, 2010

I made this a while ago, but honestly can´t remember if I´ve posted it before. It is, however a subject that occupies my mind: the limitations, visible and/or unspoken, that apply for women, due to the expectations of the roles they are given. It confuses me and frustrates me, that we still in 2010 have these […]


Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Meet Ruthie. I know her. Or rather, I used to know her,  as she passed away a decade ago. I knew her about 60 years after this photo was taken of her. Ruth grew up in Brooklyn, NY and married my uncle, the mermaid-hunter, after a short, but intense career as a glamorous model in […]

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