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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Normand Vision

By spotogspindel | July 3, 2014


“In the middle of a longing/ Longing home, longing away” 35×70 cm

Today is the Christening of Normand Vision, Solstad Shipping´s newest ship in their fleet. Wärtsila Norway AS  delivered the engine solution to the ship. And as a gift on the big day, they chose to give the shipping company this picture.

It is from out in the islands north-west of Bømlo. The coast is scattered with beautiful naked rock faces like this, it´s truly a feast for the soul to go out in a boat in the summer there.

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By spotogspindel | July 2, 2014


A new big commission is soon on it´s way out of the door. But first, varnishing, drying and framing the pictures… Not to mention the packing process. Shipping them requires extra attention on the packing. It seems dull, but a lot more time goes into this part of the process than you´d think. So not all days are super-creative. Some days it´s just plain old work!

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In the light-house-news!

By spotogspindel | July 1, 2014


Photo: Heidi Eikremsvik

There´s an article about my Family-life in the light houses-exhibition in the news-section of The Historical lighthouse association (Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening)

Click the picture above to read.

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And the winner is….

By spotogspindel | July 1, 2014

Using RANDOM, the winner of my 100 000 goody give-away girly-girl is:


Congratulations, and thank you for being such a devoted reader! Send me your snail-mail address, and I´ll send the girly-girl to her new home in Bergen. Siri is a knitter, and she whips up one incredible wearable after the other. Once I find the perfect pattern, she´s promised to help me actually get it done! My knit-works, and there are a considerable amount of them, never seem to finish…


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My Grandparents

By spotogspindel | June 28, 2014


This is my Grandparents on my mother´s side. My Granddad died half a year before I was born, so I obviously don´t know him. But my Grandmother was one of my absolute favorite people! She died about eight years ago, but would have been 100 years in 3 days. So to celebrate her memory, the whole family is getting together. All their five children, (in the corner of the picture) with their spouses, their children with their spouses again, and their children. So that would be 3 generations. And 40 people. I´ve been so lucky to have such a fun and interesting family! So this weekend is going to be great!

The picture itself contains my grandparents, their five children, the old house (before there was a fire and they had to rebuild) The background is a door from the old house where my Grandmother grew up, which is a different house. The text is from an old document connected to the farm. The farm itself actually dates back to at least the 16th century!

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Naked rock-faces bread!

By spotogspindel | June 27, 2014


Today is the big promotion-day for Anita´s newly invented Naked Rock-faces bread! She owns and runs the only delicately food shop in the district, Marinaden, and is an excellent cook. We´ve cooperated on a couple of projects before, like her website and bread bags, and this time we´ve cooked up something rather special! I made new designs for the bread bags and she made a brand new bread to match them!


The bread-bag design shows naked rock faces from the north-west of Bømlo, in Norwegian called “Svaberg” (which is such a lovely word). And now she´s made her very own “Svabergsbrød” or Naked rock-faces bread. Amongst other things, it contains actual, dried kelp! So today we´ve invited the costumers for a trial-taste!


The bread contains both dried kelp, sea-salt and wild garlic, and taste really good with parmesan cheese or with fresh shrimps.


See, real kelp! This batch is being dried in the oven.


The bread-invertor-chef: Anita!


The bread bags are in 50% linen/50% rayon with silkscreen-print on them. White on silver-gray and mint. The bread stays fresh longer when wrapped in textile cloth. I´ve also made matching dish-towels.


“Hey, hey, good-looking – what you got cooking?” (Sorry, could´t help myself)


And I just had to add this one too, even though I´d prefer the salad ;-)


Svabergsbrød, perfect for picnics! :-)


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More Juanita

By spotogspindel | June 26, 2014


“I spy with my little eye”, 40×50 cm

I just learned that there was another picture onboard Juanita that I made! It was also a gift, this time from Wärtsila Norway AS, the company who delivered the engine system. They bought it from a gallery, that´s why I didn´t know until afterwards.

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The girly-girl gang

By spotogspindel | June 25, 2014

More girly-girls in the making. They might be wearing autumn-colors, but there´s something a bit summer-ish about them. These will probably go on Etsy  soon.




Topics: arting, textile | 2 Comments »

The costume-designer

By spotogspindel | June 24, 2014


Haugesunds Avis, June 21st

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Adding color to dull

By spotogspindel | June 22, 2014

A dull space…


A crazy idea…


A plan…


A creative gang…


Bucket-loads of paint…


And voila!: Adding color to everyday life!


And a candy-colored parking house!

The Art-guerrillas strike again!

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