Janne Robberstad

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Archive for July, 2015

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Sri Lankan wheel of color

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Another photo-safari experiment can be looking at colors. I made this little color-wheel with photos from Sri Lanka. Again a very good “treasure-hunt” photo-safri to do with kids to make them more aware. (Though usually it´s the grown-ups that need to sharpen their awareness of their surroundings)

photosafari

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Sometimes when I go on a photo-safari, I start noticing one certain thing that shows up again and again. Yesterday it was circles. Or round shapes. It´s a fun experiment to do with children as well, almost like a treasure hunt! Oh, and the last one, doesn´t it look just like Kenny from South Park? 🙂

Nothing is impossible

Monday, July 27th, 2015

“Nothing is impossible – it just takes a little longer time” My Dad´s motto hand embroidered on linen, and the beginning of a picture. The font is actually a font I found online and liked; it´s supposed to look handwritten. Although now that it is embroidered, it might look a bit TOO handmade… Workdays now […]

downsize

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Today´s 10-minute work-break-project was to downsize a big, knitted sweater. I am a relatively cold person, as in I freeze alot. So whenever I can get my hands on some real good and warm wool, I´ll  jump at the possibility. This wonderfully soft and fuzzy mohair/wool sweater I found at H&M on sale for a […]

the big squid

Friday, July 24th, 2015

Today I was back at Hemmingstad theatre to finish the BIG octopus. Or the kraken, if you´d prefer. The costume will be worn  by an actor naturally. But at one point in the show, a giant octopus-arm will come in on the stage. It´s about 4 meters long. We´d already printed the pattern on the […]

upcycling

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

You know how you´re supposed to be working, but then the weather is so nice and you just really, really want to do something else? Like upcycle some stuff you´ve been collecting in the basement? 😉 This old table I got from the theatre. It´s been standing like this in my living room, but the idea […]

… and more men

Thursday, July 23rd, 2015

Still more men in the making. Dozens of them. I am making the panties for the bra I made for my Textile-culture exam. I outlined the patten form a pair of panties I already had, but am not sure if this size will fit anyone, as the elasticity is less in the embroidery than in […]

Men, men, men

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

Men in the making. Freestyle machine embroidery on water-soluable fabric. Time to get some serious work done! It´s been a while since the last time I did these, and it´s nice to get the feel in my fingers again, and to get a sense of the time-frame. These guys took me about 4 hours to make. […]

Creating in Mexico?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

If you happen to have some vacation to spare, and love to create, I can totally recommend this workshop in Mexico in February! I am happy and proud to be friends with both Michelle and Sunny, and they are an amazing duo of colorful creativity! Such wonderful people both of them. And in Mexico! Mexico is […]

Berit and the lobsters

Friday, July 17th, 2015

A commissioned picture for a dear relative. Lobster-season is between October 31st and December 31st, so these pictures are from last fall. The final picture is 40×80 cm.

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