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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tied down

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

Cold winter

Sunday, June 7th, 2015

It seems like a strange title, now well into June, doesn´t it? I don´t know if it´s global warming or what it is, but the past decade or so, the weather has been increasingly strange. This year has hardly had any winter, I can´t remember if there has been snow at all (where I live, […]

This seasons tote-bags

Friday, June 5th, 2015

Two new tote-bags are here! Both sewn in heavy cotton fabric, and the print is of my art. The government has induced a fee on plastic bags here, so using textile tote-bags when we go shopping is good for both the environment and the wallet. The green bag has it´s main motif from Hespriholmen, a […]

The Fearless Art-festival

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

I´ve spent the weekend in Voss, at the Fearless Art-festival. Made in cooperation with the annual national meeting for visual art groups/organizations in Norway. Four of us came up from Bømlo Art group, and during the three days we´ve had some interesting discussions about what provokes us (this was the underlying theme of the festival), […]

Coastal culture

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

It´s almost time for a new exhibition! Time i flying, and I am making some new pictures for the summer-exhibition at Bekkjarvik Gallery. It opens June 7th. Here is one of them, simply a warm collage inspired by our coastal culture. Looking at it, it gives me fond memories of favorite summer days by the […]

Skandi Africa

Monday, April 20th, 2015

Skandi Africa is the newest and biggest offshore-vessel in DOF. It´s 33 meters wide and 130 meters long! (Thats´108 feet wide and 426 feet long). It is currently in the Netherlands, where a giant crane and an even bigger tower is being mounted. The crane alone can lift 900 tons! It is huge, this ship! […]

Our life without us – 2

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Yet another freestyle machine-embroidered picture in the series about refugees having to flee from everything: My life without me/Our life without us. This one is placed in the city-scape of Seattle, USA. Ca 20×20 cm. Polyester thread on linen.

VIKING NEPTUN

Saturday, February 28th, 2015

Congratulations to Eidesvik! Today was the name-giving ceremony of Viking Neptun, Eidesvik´s newest and biggest and most beautiful and modern ship! I was very honored to be selected to help decorate this ship. The architects have done a great job here, I was even invited along to a creative meeting with them and the furniture-supplier […]

The lacy underwear

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

What is this, you say? Lacy underwear? Where? All I can see are two men! Two men? What are they doing here? No, there are more! Many more! Freestyle machine-embroidered faces. Some with beards, some with glasses, some with mustaches, some bald, all men. Why, it´s a bra! From a distance it may look like your […]

Marita´s picture

Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

A picture I made for a private customer. She wanted to picture to include hearts, a ship, a storm and a family-photo. The challenging part was the hearts, which we solved together by discussing them as clouds. As always, there are a lot of details lost in this mini-version compared to the big print of […]

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