Janne Robberstad

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Costume workshop for Trollskogen Theatre 1

Sunday, January 24th, 2010

This weekend I am having a costume workshop for Trollhage Children´s theatre group. They are staging Charlie and the Chocolate factory in April, and I am helping them with the costumes:  how-tos on sewing, creative input, a bit on design, a bit fashion history, how to interpret someone else´s design, a bit color-theory, a little fabric-shopping, […]

The Norwegian Opera

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

This weekend I am in Nittedal, north of Oslo, to teach at a costume-workshop for a children´s theatre-group here. I´ll tell you more about that tomorrow. On my way east, I had a stop in Oslo for some hours and wanted to visit the new opera-house.  After a lot of discussions, it was finally built […]

A new harbour

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

I found this old ship  in Marianne´s mother´s home yesterday when we were making glass-beads. I made this in 2005, and it was made for my first solo-exhibition. Marianne´s mom bought it, years before we knew each other. It´s in the hallway, and has inspired the rest of the decor, Marianne told me. So the […]

Making glass-beads

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

What an exciting start on my day! My friend Marianne invited me over to make glass-beads. I´ve never done anything like it at all before, and was super-excited! Warming the glass-stud gradually in the propane-flame. When it is glowing, you can twirl it around a metal-rod that´s been pre-fixed with some sort of poisonous stuff […]

Trying out painted texture

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Here is a small picture I made. It´s an about 20×30 cm wooden block. The face was printed on, but I´ve completely painted over it with opaque acrylics. I thought I´d  use this to try out texture-painting. Layer upon layer.  And then some more layers… Dabbing with a spatula… And watered out acrylic running down […]

Toilet-paper roll art…

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

Toilet-paper roll art. This is such a curse-word among norwegians in general, and arts´n crafts teachers specifically! And I have been a firm believer in this tradition. Nothing good can come from empty toilet-paper rolls.  But then look what I found:  And this one is even better: I can´t believe it! I have been extremely […]

Painting on a wooden panel part 2

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Day two, and so far so good. A few more details and then I´m ready for the part I don´t know exactly how to do. I might procrastinate a couple of days here, and do something else…  Did I tell you there are two more panels waiting to happen too?

Painting on a wooden panel-part 1

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

I am about to try something I´m not sure if I´ve done before. Hopefully it will work out. Below is the beginning of a three-pieced panel, painting on wood. I´ve been thinking about how I should do this, and finally decided to just get started, and see what happens…  The board is 54×86 cm, and […]


Monday, January 18th, 2010

Check out this artist´s very expressive images. Tomorrow I´ll be back with some of my own stuff again.

Fun with photos

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

Here´s a fun way to play with your favorite photos: Download the Poladroid software, and get a virtual Polaroid camera on your computer. Below is one of my pictures I took in Bergen. And below that is the Poladroid-version.  The software plays a bit with the colors, just like an authentic Polaroid would do. I […]

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