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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Christmas at the museum

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016

This weekend Sunnhordlan Museum are opening their doors, inviting to a pre-Christmas event. Exhibitions, activities and cafés… I was present during part of the opening hours at my embroidery exhibition. And to no surprise, the over-sized textile building blocks were once again an attraction among the children. I saw forts and towers, cottages and prisons […]

Dizzy days off

Monday, January 4th, 2016

My sister Astri and my very own tradition, is for me to help her wrap gifts in her store the day before Christmas. We´ve been doing this for a decade now. This is the last time however, as she will close down her store. (She´ll still have the web-shop). So now we are busy thinking […]

The anual paint-day with my favorite kids

Tuesday, December 8th, 2015

It´s become a dear tradition: inviting the kids over for a Christmas-gift-workshop. They all make one painting each, a present for their Dads. Elisabeth is now almost 2, and enjoyed it so much. When the other kids were done with their paintings, and started to paint their hands, so did she. And when she was […]

Cozy & lazy

Sunday, December 6th, 2015

A long, lazy and cosy weekend, spent knitting Christmas gifts. There´s a storm outside. I always feels extra lucky to be inside a warm house, with a cup of tea and candles (it is 2nd Sunday of advent after all). I really enjoy making gifts for others, and I think that today, people appreciate handmade […]

A calm day at sea

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015

I am calm. Outside there´s wind and rain. My calendar is filled with deadlines. I am calm. Luckily I´ve trained myself to concentrate on one task at a time. I´ve delivered two written semester-exams, and sent off several dozens of  pictures to the printers today. I could also tell you about all the things I haven´t […]

Christmas fun 2014

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Happy Christmas to you all! Since the eve has come and gone, and presents are given and received, I guess I can safely share a couple of the gifts I made. Our oldest girl wished for sofa-cushions, pale with silver stars on them. She had seen them in a magazine, but couldn´t find them in any […]

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

shorttravelled food

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

You´ve heard of the phrase short-travelled food, I am sure. The idea is to eat food which is grown near where you live, and save the environment from pollution from extensive travels the food takes. A pretty good idea! Well, as it so happens, I just bought my Christmas dinner from my neighbor! I walked […]

Christmas decorations

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Karoline sent me the link to this article in The Guardian about Yiwu, the Chinese village that produces 60% of the world´s Christmas-decorations. Photograph: Imaginechina/Rex I think the images are so captivating, I just had to share with you! Season-workers come here and work all year to mass-produce all sorts of decoration. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters […]

Painting with kids

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The annual paint-a-gift-for-Dad-workshop was yesterday. This is Edvard´s 3. annual picture, and he wanted to paint with a brush, and not at all with his fingers. I was quite impressed with how clean and neat he was, didn´t get a smear of paint on himself!  He also painted a tree-baulb for me, which is now […]

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