Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as a costume-designer and an artist, 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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book covers

Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

A new year, a new book. A new book, new covers. Since I make my books like an accordion, I need two covers, that way there is no front or back, just two fronts. I wanted to make something slightly different this time, combining freestyle sewing and painting. I made a girl dressed up with […]

journal girls

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

I don´t often paint in my art-journal. The last 2-3 times have actually been while visiting an artist friend in Kristiansand.  Painting with friends is one of my favorite things to do! There are different things that occupy my mind while playing in my journal. The first girl I´m painting with a quite thick brush and […]

paint your days bright

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Don´t these colors just make you happy? I was thrilled when I found that my local paint-shop finally could make really bright-colored interior paints! I´ve already bought two of the colors for upcoming projects, but look at the rainbow! How can one limit oneself to only two colors?!? My friend Shelly Massey hasn´t! She´s the […]


Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

And  talking of painting wooden things…: Here´s what Nina and I did the night before getting started on all her cabinets. I had a couple of wooden serving plates, found at a charity shop, that I think was a little outdated and dreary in the colors. The wood itself is a good quality balsa. (These […]

Shades of summer

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

I can´t NOT work, even though it´s Sunday, so why not do something absolutely, positively fun: paint! With a summer palette, I´ve made backgrounds both on paper for collages and a couple of pages in my art-journal. The colors are so yummy, I just want to continue working with them, painting, collaging, adding text, thoughts, […]

I love ARTing

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

A new copper house has seen the light of day.  

brave new world

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

A playful collage before the next project Tomorrow I´ll be posting from the theatre…

from sample to passport-purse

Sunday, March 17th, 2013

It ´s high time I make myself a new passport-purse. I use them everyday, so wear and tear makes them last about a year. I´d had my present one for a year-and-a-half… So I used another one of my samples form my screen printing-workshop, and made a new purse. I prefer to keep them relatively […]

birdhousing with the kids

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

My favorite kids have been here on their winter-holiday, and of course we have to do some serious painting! “Everyone should have a Grand-dad!” is the title of a popular Norwegian song, and these kids are pretty lucky, since they have the best one of them all! He helped make a birdhouse early in the […]

Pink week for Penelope

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Today is pink. Pink is feminine. Feminine is power. Power is equal rights. Equal rights is independence. Independence is strength. Strength is confidence. Confidence is happiness. This year Norway is celebrating it´s 100 year anniversary for women´s right to vote. Even though Norway is amongst the best countries in the world regarding equal rights for […]

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