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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National treasures – the buildings

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

The last in the National treasures-series is about buildings. Mind you, these are only a couple I´ve seen in the past weeks, there are tons more of interesting places and spaces.  Halsnøy Convent is from way back in the 11th century, I think. None of the buildings have survived completely, but there are cellars. And […]

National treasures – the crafts

Saturday, August 30th, 2014

Third in the national treasures-series: crafts! Wouldn´t you like a suitcase like this?! This travel-trunk is probably from the 18th century, made of wood, and completely covered in gold leather. Also called cuir de corrode. The work is impeccable despite the age, the colors still vivid. A treasure-chest in the true meaning of the word! […]

bobbin lace… kinda

Monday, August 25th, 2014

Fall means back to school, and in my case that means back to the workshops at Voss. This time we got to try making bobbin lace. Oooo… it´s complicated! I really had a though time trying to understand the 3D logic of it, just by looking at how it was built up. We did have […]

This is where the heron guards

Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

This season´s second design in tote-bags has it´s main motif from Siggjo, the one central mountain in Bømlo. It has volcanic rock on the top, and is shaped like a volcano, but it isn´t and never has been a real volcano. The volcanic rock was pressed up from the ocean-floor thousands and thousands of years […]

This is where my faith grew strong

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014

The title of this post is a quote from my poem “On the shores”. I wrote the poem years ago, to use in a picture I made. Since then I´ve used it as inspiration for several pictures. The text itself is all inspired from the islands out here. This time I am illustrating the verses […]

Indian inspiration

Friday, August 1st, 2014

Nina´s colorful Indian room started last summer with a weekend of painting. we painted cupboards and cabinets, and since then she´s started using the room. We´re still not completely finished with all the details, (and it´s so much fun working with all the details) but we want to share part of the room at least […]

London 2014

Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

New York may have Broadway. But London has it´s West End. And the theatre they produce here is truly world-class! My London-week was filled with input. We´ve had theatre-meetings, but part of working in the theatre is to go see shows too. You always learn something from a show, good or bad. It´s been 3 […]

Sagrada Familia

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The only thing I knew about Barcelona really, was that it was the home of La Sagrada Familia, the cathedral Gaudi designed. So of course I wanted to see this building I had heard so much about. And even though I had high expectations, I was overwhelmed by the beauty, the size, the work, the […]


Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

My favorite season is any and every day with 20 degrees+


Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

It´s only the second time around that I ship my art abroad, but it´s still such a thrill! These boxes are off to Spain, and in two weeks I´m joining them again. Onboard. In Spain. Cool, huh?!?

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