Janne Robberstad

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Archive for March, 2011

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Folk high school textile teachers rule!

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

I´m back from Buskerud where I had the best time with these 12 ladies. All of them folk high school art & textile teachers. Here they are posing with some of their results from the one-and-a-half-day workshop. (click on the picture, and it becomes a bit bigger) Grete´s work-in-progress. Grete, my old class-mate from teachers […]

Textile inspiration workshop

Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

I´m at Buskerud Folk high school for a couple of days, having a textile inspiration workshop for textile arts and crafts teachers in the folk high schools. 12 students (teachers) and me. I´m trying to throw in several techniques, both useful for beginners and students and interesting for trained teachers. The main practical assignment and […]

Ida

Monday, March 28th, 2011

Ida has been helping me all week with Fiddler on the roof. She´s the best assistant ever!!! (But much more like a colleague really). But this weekend when the show was up and running, she wanted to paint. I helped her a little bit at the start, and then she simply painted this beautiful self-portrait. […]

acrylic Axel

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

A while ago I had a painting project at the teacher college. It took some time for me to finish the sample below, and I didn´t want to show it before it was all done. But here it is One of the things beginners at painting find a challenge is how to mix colors. I […]

Fiddler – behind the scenes

Saturday, March 26th, 2011

A little guided tour ´round the theatre before the show? Kind of crowded on the side-stage. Technical equipment, props, big and small, costumes, and sometimes 40 people… The house on wheels. Colors are distorted here, to try to show the shape of it. 4 meters high, and the fiddler sits on a small platform on […]

Fiddler on the Roof

Friday, March 25th, 2011

Finally, I am proud to present Fiddler on the Roof! For this production at Stord High School, music department, I was hired in to do all the visuals, including the set-design, the costumes, the props, the poster and  designing the make-up. Here is the finished set-design. The backdrop, which I´ve told you about on several […]

Today ´s the day

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

The backdrop is finished!

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

YAY!!! The 70 square meters big backdrop for Fiddler on the roof is finally finished! It´s a big relief, I tell you! And I can´t wait to show you it all in place. Lars in action, painting faces on the cherubs. They look better with eyes, don´t they Ida doing doing her share. And me, […]

New wedding guest book

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

A new wedding guest book is made. This one is going to Canada! Birch bark cover and handmade paper bound together. Jennifer and Wyatt, have a wonderful day, and a good life together!

The Fiddler moves in!

Sunday, March 20th, 2011

Fiddler on the roof is next on the agenda. With opening night already the coming Thursday, we don´t really have more time than necessary to get everything ready. We´ve moved onto the stage… … and ( the orchestra) into the grave. In a short five hours we managed to screw the big wooden parts of […]

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