Janne Robberstad

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Archive for April, 2012

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Pendant snake-skin booklet

Monday, April 16th, 2012

I made a new couple (ok, 7-8) of miniature books. One with shiny, red snakeskin, and one with matte, dark blue salmon-skin, to sell in my Etsy-shop. So if you want one, now´s your chance! The inside of the skin, with glued down cardboard. I use acid-free book-binding glue. Each booklet has 22 pages, made […]

Green Bergen

Monday, April 16th, 2012

All of a sudden I have new challenges, new prospects, new days… Time to find my big book of great ideas, and get to work! This is a new picture that will be part of a new series, all with motifs from Bergen.

Memory-mini-book-pendant-art-entries

Saturday, April 14th, 2012

Ok, I have to share with you one more inspiration-post before I get back to my own work. These are new little treasures in my memory-art-mini-book-pendant-necklace. Some real goodies in there! First off is a man with a serious haircut by the one and only Tracy Moore! Then a sweet summer-girl by the one and […]

Artfes-trades and inspiration

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Presenting a few of the best trades I got from the kind & talented people at Artfest. I´ve placed links to everyone that has a web-site, so you can check out more of all their wonderful creativity! Linda Abbott, my friend from Canada, made this journal, in which I placed a lot of my flat […]

New art from friends

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

  The next couple of posts will be filled with inspiration, as I present fellow artists, some old friends, others new 🙂 I acquired several new art-pieces on this trip, and have started to hang them up on my inspiration-wall in my home-studio. The little bird-lady is made by Michelle Allen, my favorite BAFF (best-arting-friend-forever […]

Mexico – travel journal

Wednesday, April 11th, 2012

Here are some of the pages in my art-journal. I usually have a handy sized travel-journal with me, but since I was going to ARTFEST, I thought I´d just use the same journal. I did use mainly the same travel-arting-kit though, with water-color and a black pen. A little gel-medium to use as glue in […]

Cancun

Monday, April 9th, 2012

The only bummer about the tour I guess was yesterday. After visiting Chichen Itza, we went to Cancun. This is of course not at all like the rest of Mexico, a crazy-little-party-town filled with huge hotels for American tourists, right on the beach of the Caribean. I´m not a “Syden”-person, and would never go on […]

Chichén Itzá

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Today I´ve learned – that Chichin Itza is a huge area, beautiful with amazing historical architecture. – that the old Mayan religion sometimes required human sacrifice. It´s difficult to know for certain anything about the old ways, as most of the information was lost due to the Spanish invasion or conquering or “discovering”, if you´d […]

Uxmal

Sunday, April 8th, 2012

Today we were blessed with a good guide again, and I learned – that Uxmal means “3 build”, meaning that it has been built in three different epochs. The first in ca 200-500AD by the Mayans. Their chief was a very smart man, who had the big pyramid-temple you can see to the right, built. […]

Mérida

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

Today I´ve learned – nothing about Mérida. Maybe except that people drive like crazy here, they have a lot of old churches, and one very bad guide. But the bus is cheerfully painted though 🙂 – that I can totally get used to not freezing! See?! I´m bare-foot! It´s a miracle!  😉 No, seriously. But […]

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