Janne Robberstad

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Sri Lanka travel journal

By spotogspindel | May 21, 2015

I´m home! After 10 wonderfully relaxing days, I´m back to my normal, sometimes-crazy-busy days. One of my favorite things to come home to, was a big package in the mail from Dawn Sokol. A big book inside, with a handwritten bookmark, guiding me to my page 😀


Author´s note to me (hi-hi..)


I am not sure if I can find the words to fully describe what it feels like to read one´s own name in a book like this. Awesome, proud, humble, super-cool are some of them.


The pictures inside the book are from my travel-journal, with pages from Mexico, Israel and Palestine.

I haven´t read much of it yet, days are busy. But I have started with the beginning, and am enjoying the details in the work, the thoughts the artists offer. I really like that so many of the artists have their websites published. I am looking forward to discovering a lot of new ARTing-folks!

Well, anyway. I thought I´d celebrate it with you, by sharing the next 7 pages in my original travel journal: Sri Lanka. It´s the 39th country I´ve visited! It ranks quite high, and is one of the countries I don´t feel I am nearly finished discovering, and want to go back to explore more.


The pages are all watercolor and black pen, the last page isn´t finished… but that´s the beauty of a travel journal, there is no “right way”, no way should be or has to be. It just is what it is. If I don´t finish, then I don´t finish.

I might not be posting for a couple of days: my baby sister is getting married, and my creativity will go into flower-decorations, singing and trying to make a fun speech…

Topics: arting | 2 Comments »

2 Responses to “Sri Lanka travel journal”

  1. Siri Says:
    May 22nd, 2015 at 20:02

    Jeg har kjøpt Dawn Sokols sin forrige art journal bok. Jeg koser meg med den! Så spennende og inspirerende! 😀 Ha en fin pinse, Janne 🙂

  2. michelle allen Says:
    May 25th, 2015 at 11:53

    congratulations on the book my friend!!!
    your travel journals are amazing and it’s nice that more people get to see them and enjoy them.
    your trip looks like it was incredible. i’m so jealous!