Janne Robberstad

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Archive for May, 2015

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Sri Lanka – ornamentation

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

The colors and ornaments are strong here in Sri Lanka, and a huge inspirational source for an artist like myself. I´ve gathered some of the pattens and ornaments I´ve seen the past week here in this post, maybe they can inspire you too. From the Rock Temple in Dambulla, fresco-paintings from the walls and ceiling.

Sri Lanka – faith

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

70% of Sri Lankans are Buddhists, 12% Hindus, 10% Muslims and 7% Christians. Two young girls offering flowers and fruits to a Hindi-God. The Hindi God Vishnu, decorated with blue garlands.

Sri Lanka – life

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Moneys are funny little creatures. They were gathered around some of the temples we visited, getting on with their own agenda of picking lice from each other or stealing food from tourists. Or simply taking a mid-day siesta. This iguana is about a meter long. Not dangerous at all, but looking quite fearsome none-the-less.

on the go with the come-and-go girls

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Strange title? Our guide today , when learning our names, found that this is what our names sound like in Singhalese: Anne sounds like “come”, and Janne sounds like “go”. So now we are the Come-and-Go-girls! Well, today, we´ve pretty much been on the go all day, here are just a few of the things we´ve […]

Sri Lanka – first impressions

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Summer came early this year! I´m in Sri Lanka with my dear friend Anne. We arrived yesterday, so I only have a couple of random impressions to share with you. All I can say is so far I really like this country! The man above is hand-embroidered, and I actually saw him in Oslo, before […]

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