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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Caroline Erigine Weidel Rasmussen

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014

This is Caroline Erigine, the wife of a former lighthouse-keeper Rasmussen at Bovbjerg. She had a parrot that could talk. (For real, I´m not making it up!) Of course, it´s impossible not to be intrigued by a lady like this.   So I added some color to her serious black & white portrait, and the […]

painting with the coolest kids

Monday, September 29th, 2014

Painting with my niece and nephew, who just happens to be two of the coolest kids I know! It looked so much fun, that when I got back home, I started my own painting-project: my new calendar-book. This time a little different again. Making all the pages separately first, then sewing them together, first in […]

printing workshop

Thursday, September 25th, 2014

One of the fun projects that will go throughout the year, is visiting a arts and crafts class at one of the local schools. It will only be a short visit in each of the 4 groups during the year, where I show and tell a bit about printing. I notice that I am used […]

The idea-process illustrated

Monday, September 22nd, 2014

Task at hand: Make a bird-house. Decorate it. Be creative.  The bird-house will be part of an art-project, but it will be placed in the woods and inhabited by real birds. Everyone in the art-gurilia-group is making one each. To be honest: I asked my Dad to build the birdhouse for me. He´s got more tools. […]


Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

The evening I´ve been helping a neighbor to make her own stamp. She´s a teacher, and together we´ll teach her class, but first she wanted to make her own. She choose a Japanese twin-bird motif, and it came out quite beautiful I think! Very elegant, The process from paper-copy via stamp to finished print. And […]

The girly-girl gang

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014

More girly-girls in the making. They might be wearing autumn-colors, but there´s something a bit summer-ish about them. These will probably go on Etsy  soon.

New girly-girl in the making

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Digging into my smallest scraps of fabrics; silks, laces, organzas, feathers and leathers… Looking at the back, you can see some of all the lines sewn to hold it all together: And here she is! Looking a bit majestic in that hat, I think. Actually, I´m not sure if it is a “she” or a […]

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 […]

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