Janne Robberstad

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Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Some days I am just so happy, that it feels like it´s spring inside. I found some funny little metallic berries in a flower shop together with one of my favorite flowers: the green chrysanthemum. I took them home, added the thistles I got last week, and made a little decoration for the living room. […]

The big experiment!

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

Well, what do you know. I´m finished! The biggest picture needs another coat of varnish tomorrow, but all the experimental painting that I´ve been so nervous about, is done. And it turned out quite good. If I have to say so myself 🙂 Here are some photos of the last part of the process. Mixing […]


Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

Midnight last night was the deadline for my One World One Heart-giveaway. Even thought the giveaway-deadlines have comea and gone, the best is still there: all the creative blogs to discover! I can´t believe how many people have visited my blog! 260 people left a comment, wanting to win my little notebook. Thank you so […]


Monday, February 15th, 2010

I´ve been trying out different types of varnish, and the effects they leave. Here is the first part of the process, with painting the texture. It doesn´t show until the third layer of the varnish-aging process, but then you clearly see where you´ve not had enough of the first layer… (and then it´s too late) […]

IF – afloat

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Illustrations Friday´s theme this week is afloat. For once a very easy theme, full of dreamy longing, both literarily and symbolically.  The lyrics are from “Did I dream” or “Song to the Siren” by Lost Witness. Sung by Tim Buckley, This Mortal Coil, Robert Plant, the Czars, Laurie Freelove, to mention some.  My favorite might […]

Creative Friday!

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

I finally finished the first part of the big wooden picture, and decided to celebrate by taking the evening off, and doing something fun. Which to me means creating and spending time with friends. Preferably both at the same time 🙂 While waiting for my creative friends to come over, I decided to start with […]


Friday, February 12th, 2010

I made it to the press today. The articles are in Norwegian, but I thought I´d just put them in here anyway. The first one is a portrait-interview made by LNK-Avisa, which I had never heard of before they contacted me. It´s a national language interest newspaper. I don´t know how better to explain it. […]

Musical inspiration

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

This is totally my new favorite: Susanne Sundfør´s The Brothel.  Susanne is from Haugesund, and she writes all her own music. Click on the link to see the video, and hear her beautiful song. This is another young up-and-coming Norwegian girl with a great voice. Silje Kåfjord is just 18, and first heard her song in a train-commercial: […]

wooden painting # 3 update

Thursday, February 11th, 2010

Here are some day-to-day pics of the big wooden picture.  It´s taking it´s time, but there are so many details to get right.  Getting closer… a few more days now.  New audio-book. This time it´s Minette Walters. Some authors use a lot of words to tell a story. She´s one of them.

IF- muddy

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Just a quick one this week, as life is busy happening. I kept hearing Aretha Franklin singing in my head: “I´d rather drink muddy water than have a man that I cannot trust”.

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