Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as an eco-designer, an artist, as a teacher and as a researcher, 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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inspiration: Barbara Rae

Monday, July 21st, 2014

These beautiful paintings are made by Barbara Rae. I was introduced to her art at the Summer exhibition at the Royal Academy of Art in London. It´s one of the few open exhibitions in England, where anyone can apply to show their art. Barbara however, is not just anybody. She is an acclaimed artist, painter and […]

Marvelous Mindy!

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Mindy Lacefield is the artist behind Tim´s Sally. I´ve been lucky enough to meet her a couple of times at Artfest, and she is a true delight to be around. Always with a smile and a catching creative inspiration surrounding her. She´s finally released her very own book, after being published is several magazines. 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 […]

BAFF* and encouragement

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

I just got a wonderful, wonderful surprise-gift in the mail from Michelle Allen! A big package! Look at this uber-cool tote-bag! I mean seriously! It is SO going to be my to-and-from-work-bag this fall! The vibrant colors, the funky design, the unmistakeable “Michelleishness” over it. She is just such a great artist, and such a […]

traditional wood carving

Thursday, March 7th, 2013

We interrupt this fabric-paint-workshop post series with a little traditional wood carving! 😉 I´m staying at my uncle´s house in Bergen, and he´s been wood-carving for years now, and his house  is full of these wonderful treasures that he´s made. Wood-carving like this, with the “rose-painted” motifs, I believe is a Nordic tradition. A lot […]

Tyler´s bunnygirl, Katy´s flowers and my art wall

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

It´s time for the last art-swap pieces. This cute little bunny-girl was painted by Tyler in BabyLux. Or maybe it´s a bear-girl? Anyhow. She´s cute! 🙂 Next is Katy Keuter´s free-sprited painted collage. She didn´t write a title on it, so I´m calling it “Where have all the flowers gone?” Somehow it makes me think of […]

Rosendal inspiration

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Rosendal is a small village in one of the fjords east of my island, and it has one of the very few castles in Norway, from the 17th century. They also have a great reputation for art. Every November they host a big Christmas-fair, and the hosts of the fair invited me to have an […]

Inspiration: Jan Terje Rafdal

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

Jan Terje Rafdal is an artist from Etne, and he has a really great exhibition this summer in Galleri Giga. He´s moved part of his workspace/studio into the gallery, and is working there, while people visit both his exhibition and the rest of the gallery. His current themes are “Earth-finds” (inspired by his finds with […]

Inspiration: Alf Ertsland

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

I was at the exhibition-opening of Alf Ertsland today at Galleri Giga, and was truly inspired by his amazing oil-paintings. So much that I not only have to share with you some of his paintings, I went straight to my arts and crafts-shop to buy some oil-paints myself. I´ve never tried it before, but next […]

Inspiration: Guy Laramee

Sunday, June 17th, 2012

This week´s inspiration is Canadian Sculptor and painter Guy Laramee. His recycled-books-turned-into-art is truly amazing! Visit his site and be blown away by immaculate details in his landscape-sculptures. “So I carve landscapes out of books and I paint romantic landscapes. Mountains of disused knowledge return to what they really are: mountains. They erode a bit […]

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