Janne Robberstad

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Calender: March 2011

Monday, February 28th, 2011

A new month rapidly approaching, a new free goody for all you readers. I really appreciate your support and your comments. So without further ado, here´s March: Click a couple of times, and it becomes desk-size large. What is your favorite thing about March?

OYO! Oh yeah!

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

Last night was the big day. The day with the non-stop concerts from five-thirty PM to one-thirty AM. And this is what my students have been working with the past four days. Part of the large letters that spell VARME (warmth) in the alley leading up to the main entrance. (I took this picture in […]

Installation-progress video

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Here is a link to a little video a student made about the progress of the installation-work for Øyo2011.

Frog skin book pendant

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Yes, you read right. Frog skin. Professionally processed, dried and dyed a pearly mint. It´s small, only about 8×10 cm (3×4 inches). I wanted to use it for a miniature book, preferably so small I could use it as a pendant in a necklace. Binding the duck-egg blue handmade paper. The warts on the skin […]

The Oyo-festival

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011

The Øyo-festival is a big one-day music-festival at the teachers-college where I´ve been working this year. This week is a very interesting one, with an exciting project about to take place. The arts- and crafts teacher-students  have been commissioned to make decorations for the festival. Or installation-art-decorations. For one week, 25 students will turn the school […]

Inspiration: Cathy Dailey

Tuesday, February 22nd, 2011

Isn´t this gorgeous? All handmade, all sterling silver, all chunky and uneven beauty, just like I love it! Cathy Dailey is a silver smith living in Florida, USA. She´s got some really great sterling silver jewelry-pieces on Etsy, and that´s where I found her. She sells both separate pieces, and whole bracelets and necklaces. This […]

Art and Soul blog-hop

Monday, February 21st, 2011

As some of you already know, I´m going to be teaching at Art & Soul in Portland in October. And I´m looking forward to it big-time! I´ll be having two workshops, both being creative with our sewing machines, and taking advantage of the freestyle embroidery function. In my workshop Machine embroidered birds, we turn small […]

glass beads

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Once again Marianne and I have been making glass beads. I´ve used all the beads from the first time, and the second time, non of them would loosen from the metal rods. (We think the emulsion on it was to old. Bummer) But today, all was well, and we got some fun and funky beads, […]


Sunday, February 20th, 2011

Turtleneck sweaters will never be the same again. Neither will she. Originally I wanted a photo of Marilyn Monroe, one of those taken when she was young, and on the beach. I´m working on costumes for a play about Marilyn, so I thought it would be nice to do a collage with her. I couldn´t […]


Saturday, February 19th, 2011

This is a little experiment I did with the students earlier this year. Four groups were given a group of color-copied pictures of various size and theme, and asked to put them together into a composition they were happy with. After about ten minutes, we had a look at them , and the groups presented […]

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