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 December, 2009

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Christmas is… time to reflect

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

I don´t really believe in New Year´s resolutions. I´ve never had any anyway.  But I do believe in taking the time, every now and then, to reflect upon life. To think about what the last year has brought with it, and what next year has in store, and more importantly, what I have done and […]


Thursday, December 31st, 2009

This is an exert of a picture I am working on right now. The idea is to illustrate the importance of light-houses, and how they´ve saved the lives of thousands of sailors through hundreds of years.

Christmas is… slow mail :-)

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

I´ve showed you the ornaments i received in the swap, all absolutely adorable. After Christmas-eve two more have come in the mail.  My wonderful college Tanja made this heart. It is called nanu-filt, I think. Felted wool from South Africa mixed with silk from China. It is so light and warm, which makes it ideal […]

Christmas is… white

Tuesday, December 29th, 2009

… and apparently it will be at least for another three weeks. The view from my work-room window.  But enough with the romance already. A true Western Norwegian is actually quite surprised if Christmas is white. The hard-core ones of us prefer the snow ready plowed (read: rain). We are a water-proof breed. Snow is […]

Christmas is… snowmen and snowball-fights

Monday, December 28th, 2009

This is Mr. Snowy, and Bjørn, our neighbour.  As the night falls, Mr. Snowy warms himself on the fire. After all the snowman-making, it´s time for a real snowball fight! Girls against boys…  Girls are winning… I think… Noooo… not at all crazy!!!

IF – Pioneer

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Roald Engelbregt Gravning Amundsen  16 July 1872 – c. 18 June 1928) was a Norwegian explorer of polar regions. He led the first Antarctic expedition to reach the South Pole between 1910 and 1912. He was also the first person to reach both the North and South Poles. He is known as the first to traverse the Northwest Passage. He disappeared in June 1928 while taking part in a rescue mission. […]

Christmas is… lovable lights

Sunday, December 27th, 2009

Karoline played around with my camera, and made these cute hearts using a long exposure time on each take.  

Christmas is… love!

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Above is a picture I made recently. My chosen family 🙂 A photo-box picture taken in Paris this summer. I´ll be taking some days off from the blog now. Natural causes 🙂 Family and celebrating the holiday. So today I wish you all a wonderful, peaceful Christmas! And I´ll be back with the wishes for […]

Christmas is… new traditions

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2009

The fourth year in a row now, I´ve been helping my sister Astri in her shop. It´s our own little tradition, and it´s so nice to spend this time together, talking and working together. Here is a picture of Axel and Karoline, visiting his parents house, getting the last presents ready.

Christmas is… a decorated tree!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2009

There are so many ways to decorate a Christmas tree. Here is mine. When I was young I read an article about a couple who was travelling around the world, and had decided to buy a small souvenir from every country they visited, to hang on their Christmas tree. That way, they could re-live a […]

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