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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concertina photoalbum

Monday, December 8th, 2014

I´m back at prop-making again. Tonight it´s a small one. A fake vintage concertina photo-album.  The cover made of leather, with two hearts carved into it (cut and sewn). And the inside filled with luscious sailors. All of Frenchy´s sweethearts. Frenchy in Grease, that is.

the big book

Friday, October 17th, 2014

“I like big books, and I cannot lie… trall-la-la-la-la…” If you´ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I make my own calendar-books. This time I wanted to go up a bit in size to a 15×20 cm (ca 5×7 inches). A big, bold and beautiful girly-girl on the front cover. The back-spine […]

Wall-jewelry

Sunday, August 17th, 2014

In addition to the abstract oil painting, I am also working on a 3D collage. It´s a mix of techniques used in book-binding, jewelry-making and traditional collage. These will become little pictures to hang on the wall. If I had mounted them differently, they could have been necklaces, hence the title: jewelry for the wall! […]

Book-making

Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

Back to work. A couple of photos from my book-making. Lots of new miniature jewelry-book-pendants in the making.  

Recycled book

Friday, May 16th, 2014

A couple of years ago I got this old children´s book at a charity shop. It´s from 1962, and I´ve been meaning to recycle it. Since I am soon in need of a new calender-book, and wanted to do something a bit different, I thought this might be a good combination. The paper quality in […]

Elisabeth´s book

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Elisabeth is ny now 2 months old niece, and Sunday is her christening. Like for all my other nieces and nephews, I am making her a “Welcome-to-life!”-book. Everyone in the immediate family contributes in filling it with wishes and thoughts. The cover is a freestyle machine-embroidered appliquéd girly-girl sewn onto leather. Hopefully it will be […]

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 […]

New book… again

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Time for a new calendar-book. I guess I should make them big enough to last a whole year, but partly it´s way to fun to make a new book, and partly making them twice the size they already are… I don´t know if they´d fit i my purse! Here´s the cover. The cotton velvet background […]

A new year, a new calendar-book

Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

A new year has started, time for a fresh start in a new calendar-book. This time I wanted to try something a little different. The past years I´ve made my books from scratch, but this time I wanted the cover to be a recycled book cover. I do find some nice old books at the […]

mini-booklets

Friday, July 13th, 2012

My collection of new mini-book-pendants is coming along. Lots of new colors, both in the skin/leather and on the pages. The leather used is fish-skin. Some salmon, some Nile-carp. (So not from around here ) The surface is very rough on some, on others very smooth, almost like a glazed surface. It all depends on […]

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