Janne Robberstad

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Archive for April, 2011

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Late-nite-ARTing

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Half the fun with Artfest is the late-nite-art-journaling. Bonfire-night on the beach, and the bar-hut is filled with loads of people arting, trading and talking. But the other nights we just hang out in the dorms. Here are some of my Arting friends (I added links to their sites, so you can see more of […]

Artfest 2 -Lisa Bebi

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Saturday I took Lisa Bebi ´s workshop Oversaturated Polaroid Look. I didn´t really have a lot of time to pick the best photos to work with, and it turned out I had picked the wrong copies, (too good quality paper and such) Luckily I had a good neighbor with some extra photos. Below is one of Lisa´s […]

Mica book binding

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

I attended two classes  at Artfest, in addition to teaching myself. First one up was Dan Essig´s class Book of Mica. I´m such a fan of making books right now, and am fascinated by mica, so this should be fun! This is one of Dan´s books: Mica is a mineral, and you can work both with […]

My Girly-girl-bag workshop

Monday, April 11th, 2011

I´m back from Artfest with loads of new impulses, friends, memories and inspiration. Let me start with my workshop. Five wonderful ladies joined me in my Girly-girl bag class at Artfest. Here we are busy at work. Let me introduce you to the ladies and the girls: This is Denise with her art-in-progress. The details […]

Life is good!

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

I haven´t been blogging these days, as I am at Artfest, living life to the max! New friends, arting, teaching one class, participating in another two classes, so much fun! I am living, arting and enjoying! Will post loads of pictures very soon.

ARTing with friends at Michelle´s

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

What a great day! First we head off to Portland for more art-supplies shopping, both Utrecht and Collage have loads of temptations! (My suitcase is going to be HEAVY!) Not to mention Cargo, the Asian import shop… For lunch we drove to Alberta Street, and had grilled cheese sandwiches in an old school-bus! Back in […]

Arting at Michelle´s and if-duet

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Lots of smaller stuff being done today, but I managed to finish a journal-page. Part collage, part trying out new paint colors, and part random text. The colors are Golden´s  Quinacridone Azo gold and Turquoise pthalo. And an attempt at Illustration Friday´s theme Duet.  The idea is ok, but I notice that I need practice […]

Arting at Michelle´s-2

Monday, April 4th, 2011

I made this A today. A wooden A bought at an interior-shop, now with a textile cover. I made a template on black denim-fabric, appliqued and machine-embroidered the face, hair and hat onto it, glued it down, and used a scissors to remove the excess fabric. (And a knife in the middle opening) I think […]

Arting at Michelle´s 1

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

Yesterday´s first: We went to a garage-sale! IT was tiny, a chair and a couple of boxes. Michelle got a new globe, and I a linsence-plate(!) Since it was a first, I had to take a picture, I think the guy just thought I was being really strange. He´s probably right 🙂 Ha, ha, ha… […]

Back in the USA!

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

To twist Bruce Springsteen´s lyrics Born in the USA, or maybe the Beatles Back in the USSR… in any case I´m back in the States. Back in my arting-home-away-from-home, at Michelle´s. After 15 hours of traveling, Michelle picked me up at the airport, and we went straight to Michael´s! Slightly tired from the airfare, and […]

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