Janne Robberstad

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Archive for August, 2016

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Lights and leaves

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

So a pretty crazy thing happened today. I was asked by someone in the technical department in the municipally to have a look at a stage-curtain, to see if it could be fixed. Turns out the municipal is restoring the old stage in the “town hall”. They were about to throw away a whole lot […]

The big costume-sale

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

From quarks to costumes. The Norwegian National Opera in Oslo had a costume sale today. A rare event – the last one I went to was 15 years ago, thought I think I might have missed one in the middle there. A great event – this is top-notch sustainability. High-quality, beautifully crafted costumes sold to […]

WASO/GSO workshop with real scientists!

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

This week there is a Global Hands On Universe/ Gallileo Teacher Training Program- conference at Stord Haugesund University College. 45 astro-physisits and particle-physisits, other scientists and educators from 5 continents gathered in Stord. It´s been an amazing week! Long, inspiring days has left no time  left to write anything on the blog. But tonight I […]

Particle-physics exhibition!

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

School doesn´t really start until Tuesday, but today I had a very exciting and interesting day, volunteering to help put up an exhibition. All next week there will be a science-conference at the college, and the old auditorium is the place to be! Last night an Austrian artist/particle physicist(/ski-instructor) came to Stord and today´s task was […]

Starting to gear up

Saturday, August 20th, 2016

All of a sudden (it seems) summer is ending. It´s time to gear up! The past weeks I´ve started studying again (trying to catch up on some reading), I´ve worked with the fall´s workshops, designing and sewing costumes. I´ve been interviewed by the local newspaper about my up-coming trip to Japan in October. And I´ve […]

Nature boy fabric

Monday, August 8th, 2016

I would like Peter Pan´s costume to reflect his attachment to nature. In the original story, the author writes how each of the lost boys live in a tree, especially adapted to them. And if they couldn´t find a tree that fit, the boy had to change his shape to fit! Peter Pan is often portrayed […]

Seascape for Gina Krog

Monday, August 8th, 2016

Apply Leirvik is the shipyard building a big sleeping-quarters platform, due for delivery now in August. I am so honored to be the chosen artist to make their gift from the shipyard to the owner now at the handover. We chose this seascape-motif from Hiskjo in Bømlo. I think it is an important part of […]

a pirate´s kilt

Friday, August 5th, 2016

Today´s production is a woolen kilt for Mr Smee (Captain Hook´s right hand… no pun intended) It´s ready sewn, but will need some distressing to make it look like he´s been in a fight or two. Distressing in this case is actually quite a job. The fabric is high-quality wool, twill-woven, from Scotland. The actual […]

leather neckpiece

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

One of the pirates will have a leather neck-piece. I don´t know what else to call it. A collar? A necklace? A very short poncho?? 🙂 Inspired by a something I found on Pinterest and Sleeping Beauty´s evil step-mother, I sat down with paper, pencil, measuring tape and an eraser. I really like making patterns, […]

leather armor top, part 1

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Peter Pan meets lots of pirate in Neverland. One of them is Smee, Captain Hook´s boatswain. Smee is a scary, fighting pirate, and he needs a flexible armor for protection. (Good thing I went leather-shopping yesterday!) I made a pattern for an armor to cover part of his chest and stomach and cut two pieces […]

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