Janne Robberstad

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Friday, April 30th, 2010

This week my contribution to Illustration Friday is sewn. I thought her expression really fits the quote. I´ve spiced up an old, plain sweater by appliqueing fabrics in the front and on the arms. I´ve done this to several sweaters, but this is  probably the calmest one of them. ________________________________________________________ Ok, this doesn´t have anything […]

Painting with Brian, part 2

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

My second, and unfortunately last (in this round anyway), evening at Brian Wallace´s painting class. Lots more details added. This is the fun part. Or rather, the part I think I feel more comfortable with. Brian demonstrating. And some more details in place. Still not finished, but I think it´s looking pretty good already.


Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

This is a picture I made for a friend of mine. She took the photo at Preikestolen (On my 41-list. I´ll have to go here this summer. Yay!) On her picture it says: Ain´t no mountain high enough. She is in a circle of girls who go mountain-hiking, and this is their motto. However, I […]

Hat workshop

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

I was asked by Haugesund Children´s theatre if I could help them out with some hat-making for their next show. I showed them some techniques, and together we figured out how we could make the different types of hats. All designs are by Sigrun. Here is the design for a turban. I showed Wenche how […]

A little life-saver

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

As part of a gift to my god-son, I wanted to give him a reflector. You know one of those little things that reflects light, so if you´re out in the dark, the headlights of a car will see you in time, and NOT hit you. Anyway, these little life-savers are apparently not in fashion […]

Zombie Chicken Award!

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Well, just when you thought you´d heard it all… a Zombie Chicken Award comes pecking a the door! Thank you, Justin! This award celebrates the Tao of the zombie chicken: excellence, grace and persistence in all situations, even in the midst of a zombie apocalypse. Hm. Excellence, grace and persistence.I think I want to forward […]

time for a new calender-book

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

My second colorful journal-calender book is already full, and it is time to start a new one. For the first book I used acrylics, this time I´m varying with fabric paint, as that is more transparent, and doesn´t add so much thickness to the pages. Acrylics or fabric-paint, I smudge them on with a sponge. […]

House of Dyrdahl

Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Some days are filled with office-work. But since I am not being creative today, why don´t you have a look at someone who is? Remember my friend Andrew from Artfest? He´s a fashion-designer, and just got his new website up. Have a look at it here. He´s got some luscious gowns, and beautiful corsets! None […]

Painting with Brian

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

This picture is Brian Wallace´s. He´s an artist from Boston, USA, living in Haugesund. I absolutely love the warmth in his pictures. Even his pictures with a lot of blue sky and sea, have a special warmth to them. The nuances are just great, if you ask me. It really is an art to be […]


Monday, April 19th, 2010

The yellow hat is definitely inspired by Dick Tracy. I love the work of the set-designer (with the over-dimensioned perspectives) and the make-up artists of the movie with Madonna and Warren Beatty.  I mean, look at these crooks! It doesn´t get much better than this: Of course, compared to this bouquet, my detective  looks like […]

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