Janne Robberstad

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Number 27

By spotogspindel | January 14, 2011

Happiness is ARTing!

That is my philosophy.

For #27 on my 42-list I wrote “Make someone happy” which is kind of an abstract thing to write, even though intensions were good.

But wait! I have an idea!  How about if you can join me, and together we can make someone happy! Doesn´t that sound good? 🙂 Send me suggestions about someone you think deserve a little surprise gift in the mail. Leave a comment here, and tell me why your friend/relative/neighbor deserves a little artistic “cheer-up´er”. I will pick two favorites among your suggestions next Friday. Ready, set, GO!

So two people suggested by you will receive two paint-brushes each. Ordinary brushes for acrylic paint, but decorated with some of my treasured textiles.

The silk on two of the brushes are Indian brocade. And talk about beautiful India, if you haven´t seen  the movie “Monsoon wedding”, do it and be inspired!

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4 Responses to “Number 27”

  1. Natalie Says:
    January 15th, 2011 at 01:20

    These are absolutely beautiful, Janne! I have a friend who paints/draws, and is really gifted, but because she needs a regular paycheck, she’s doing a doctorate in Journalism – go figure. I keep trying to find things that can inspire her to start painting again because she’s clearly miserable without it. And brushes like yours might just do the trick. So I’ll keep my fingers crossed!

  2. Linda Abbott Says:
    January 16th, 2011 at 00:37

    I love the paint brushes and I think my daughter Tammy would be delighted and inspired to receive them. She loves to paint but finds the challenges in her life can be overwhelming, so each little bit of inspiration that comes her way is an extra blessing. I think the fabric from India is an inspiration in itself to dream of far away places and be inspired to reach beyond the everday. I thought they were beautiful when you first showed that you had done some and know that she did too!

  3. CathyH Says:
    February 8th, 2011 at 05:45

    This is so wonderful and they are beautiful!! My best friend and I spent hours together, sometimes painting out on the porch, driving aimlessly down country roads or hiking to take photos, music or just dreaming together. I even moved 600 miles to be closer to her. Then suddenly she went knee deep into political stuff. I didn’t care, and suggested we leave our opinions off the table and just be like always. But no more art, no more friend..she dropped me like a hot potato! I don’t even know why except maybe we are a bit far left and right. so what! Still,recently I sent her an anonymous book,a romance novel that let me substitute her and her husbands name and other details. There were clues it was from me, but never heard from her.I thought for sure she would figure it out and have a laugh! I love the idea of sending her mysterious packages, perhaps from the Indian Spirit Guide she swore she met while riding her horse one day..things to spark her imagination and playfulness, even if we never share those times again.

  4. spotogspindel Says:
    February 8th, 2011 at 15:31

    Thanks for sharing your story, Cathy!
    Maybe we should launch a “secret friend”-month or something like that in March?
    Tracing old friends and sending them a surprise in the mail….
    Hm. I think I´ll have to do something about that…
    Are you in?