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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Archive for May, 2009

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Sunday, May 31st, 2009

I am taking some time off this weekend, as we have a lot of visitors, family and friends gathering. So I´ll show you some of the things I made last year. Last January I went to Jaipur, India on a workshop. In Selvedge I found an interesting opportunity.  Jaipur Heritage Foundation hosted seven different workshops, and […]

IF: Adapt

Friday, May 29th, 2009

Altered ancestor

Friday, May 29th, 2009

This is an un-finished booklet I started to make at Artfest in Lynne Perella´s class. The plan is to keep adding details and color. Since Inspire me Thursdays theme this week is “Altered ancestors” I thought it would be a good opportunity to share this with you. It is about my grand-uncle Andy, and his […]

1389 WavES

Thursday, May 28th, 2009

Here is a peak of what I´ve been up to all week.  1389 WavES  for Skandi Olympia These are a mix of paper, silk, metal-mesh and so-called found objects (but in truth, most of them are bought…) painting, printing, oxydizing, sowing, it´s all in there. Hope I haven´t over-done it mixing all this stuff. Even […]

self portrait

Wednesday, May 27th, 2009

After all the sowing, it feels good to get my hands dirty again! The past days have been very productive, today I tried the metal-mesh again! I learned all these cool new techniques at Artfest in April. While I was painting I was thinking that its a good thing it´s been a while, so I […]

Goody giveaway!

Tuesday, May 26th, 2009

  Spindelmaker Goody Giveaway!   Enter to win: A printed linen kettle-holder perfect for the grill-season and a pair of african inspired earrings.    Here’s 2 ways to Enter: 1. Comment on ANY of my blog posts from now till June 20th. 2. Promote my giveaway on your blog and get 3 entries! Feel free to pull […]


Monday, May 25th, 2009

For this weeks theme I was inspired by the lyrics of a Blondie-song. The photos are partly old containers, and an old ships figurehead. Also I added a dictionary explanation of the word Phrenology, the science of the special functions of different parts of the brain. Faces cracked for reason beyond recognition  His space is […]

Art & such in Oslo

Monday, May 25th, 2009

Saturday I celebrated Kjerstin´s and Tor´s wedding in Oslo. They both looked smashing. Unfortunetly I don´t have good photos of them yet, it was so dark in there. But Kjerstin has promised me some cool pictures soon.  Below is a picture from one of the artists I came across in a small gallery: Jannik Abel. […]

Miss Saigon and the ricefields

Friday, May 22nd, 2009

This weekend is the second rehearsal-weekend for the ensemble of Miss Saigon. So the day has pretty much been a meeting day for me, finalizing the costume-designs with the director and the head of the makers. It´s going to be such an event, with so many talented people both on and behind the stage. It […]

Kjerstins lovebirds

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

Last night I finished Kjerstins wedding-dress. She came over from Oslo for the final fitting. And fitting is the word. The dress is actually sculpted on her, piece by piece. She must of tried it on a dozen times, while I each time added more pins to get everything in the right place. And slowly […]

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