Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer, an artist, and a teacher, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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Archive for July, 2012

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vacation on the sea

Friday, July 6th, 2012

I´m raised on an island. I´ve lived most of my life. It´s a beautiful municipal with over a thousand islands. Yet I´m not used to boats. My parents didn´t buy a boat until after I´d moved away from home to study. I´m all grown up now, so I can´t exactly blame them for my lack […]

oil-painting experiments

Thursday, July 5th, 2012

I´m used to working with acrylics and watercolor, both paints that dry fast. Having just bought some oil-paints to experiment with, is both fun and challenging. The biggest difference of course is the long drying time. I guess that is both the advantage and the disadvantage with the oils. It means that there is a […]

khaki silk outfit

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Sunday turned out to be the big sewing-day. In addition to the black tunic shown yesterday, I also made this outfit. (The necklace is trades from Artfest put together.) I had 3 meters of this khaki-green satin silk (pure silk, pure heaven!), and I think I had planned it for something else, but have long […]

black tunic

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

It´s been a long time since I´ve sewn. All my fabrics are in he attic, but today I ventured up there to look for some black fabric to play around with. Using 2 meters of this fine polyester, I cut the dress/tunic in one piece. 45 minutes later, the tunic is pretty much finished. I […]


Monday, July 2nd, 2012

Exciting news! I´ve got another job for Bømlo Teater! This fall they are staging “Kardemommeby” (or “Cardamon city”) by Norwegian children´s author Torbjørn Egner. This year is Egner´s 100 year anniversary, and with that occasion, it´s time for this classic story, which I think all Norwegian children know. Egner also illustrated his book, so he was […]

my first oil-painting

Sunday, July 1st, 2012

My very first attempt at  oil painting. I´ve always wanted to try this, but have always decided not to because of the strong fumes that basically make me unwell. But being so inspired from yesterday´s exhibition, and the weather being mild, I decided I could probably have a go outside. I LOVE how the paint […]

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