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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Roadtrip to Ålesund

Sunday, September 11th, 2016

To be perfectly honest, it´s more a business-trip than a road-trip per say. But road-trip sounds more fun. This time my sister kept me company and helped me. She´d never been to this part of the country, and the scenery is actually absolutely stunning, and we were driving, so in many ways it was a […]


Saturday, July 2nd, 2016

I bet when you hear the word Curacao, you picture a drink in a shade of blue similar to this one: Well, Curacao is way more than a drink. It is also an island in the Caribbean, just 65 kilometers North of Venezuela. It´s a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Which means that […]


Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

Anders, my nephew, turned 10 earlier this fall, and just like his sister, his birthday-present from his aunt (me) was a trip to London. If you ever were in doubt: London is always a great place to go! (Carousel-selfie) He had a whole list of things he really wanted to see and do: Big Ben, […]

Creating in Mexico?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015

If you happen to have some vacation to spare, and love to create, I can totally recommend this workshop in Mexico in February! I am happy and proud to be friends with both Michelle and Sunny, and they are an amazing duo of colorful creativity! Such wonderful people both of them. And in Mexico! Mexico is […]

Sri Lanka – the handicrafts

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Sri Lanka is a country with a long and rich history, which is also filled with fine handicrafts and arts. Woodcarving is one of them. Still today, the crafts is being held partly by making traditional masks sold to tourists. They use mainly native trees like mahogany, rosewood, teak, ebony among others. We passed several […]

People of Sri Lanka

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Time flies when you´re having fun, and already tomorrow we are heading back home from this Pearl of the Sea. We totally agree: we love Sri Lanka! It is a beautiful country, so green. But the most beautiful thing about Sri Lanka is it´s people! They are SO welcoming, so warm, so proud of their […]

Elephants and elephants

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

There are 450 working elephants in Sri Lanka, 6000 wild elephants, and thousands upon thousands of images of elephants, be it decorations, sculptures, paintings… Made of wood, metal, stone… painted, carved, chiseled… or wax-batic-dyed onto cotton, like below… Most of them are beautiful, but none can compare to the real thing. Once you´ve met them […]

Colors of Sri Lanka

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Wandering the streets of Negombo today, photographing the everyday scene of life, and being very inspired by the vivid use of color. Visiting the markets, walking by shops, spening money on yet another sari… A hindu-temple by the street. With Gods as colorful as this, how can religion be dull? I don´t know much about […]

on the go with the come-and-go girls

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

Strange title? Our guide today , when learning our names, found that this is what our names sound like in Singhalese: Anne sounds like “come”, and Janne sounds like “go”. So now we are the Come-and-Go-girls! Well, today, we´ve pretty much been on the go all day, here are just a few of the things we´ve […]

Sri Lanka – first impressions

Friday, May 8th, 2015

Summer came early this year! I´m in Sri Lanka with my dear friend Anne. We arrived yesterday, so I only have a couple of random impressions to share with you. All I can say is so far I really like this country! The man above is hand-embroidered, and I actually saw him in Oslo, before […]

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