Janne Robberstad

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Archive for July, 2011

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Free stuff: August calender

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Here is your free calender wallpaper for Artist Appreciation month August! If you click on the picture, it should take you to a bigger version. For more way to celebrate every day, check out the Celebrate-calender below.

summer surprise

Saturday, July 30th, 2011

What a sweet surprise waiting for me in the mailbox today! Totally out of the blue, I got a box of art from Alaska! My friend Elizabeth, who I met at Artfest, handmade this miniature art journal The binding is way cool! With a macrame-spine decorated with glass beads. Awesome! She also made a mini-trading-card-box-book. […]


Saturday, July 30th, 2011

The last week has been very different from any other week ever. But even though there is still much listening to the news, still much mourning, still much discussion, life must go on. Or as the English would say: “Keep calm and carry on”. Part of mourning the dead is simply to truly appreciate and […]

My little land

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

In these past few days, it seems as though Norway has gotten a new National anthem. Ole Paus wrote the music and lyrics, and several performers have been singing it, to great comfort in these days of grieving. I have made an attempt to translate it. It doesn´t sound as good when you loose the […]

Freedom is stronger than fear

Sunday, July 24th, 2011

“Norway is struck by a national tragedy. What we hoped would never happen, has happened. It is now our nation is tested, that our strength, our community and courage becomes clear. Now is the time we stand by our values. … I still firmly believe that freedom is stronger than fear. I still firmly believe […]

A sad day for Norway

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

I wish to send my deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the terror-attacks in Oslo today. This is just a sad, sad day for the whole country, a national tragedy. At the time when I am writing this, I still don´t know how many are killed and injured. Furthermore, without going into […]

Ready… set… go!

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

And we´re off! We actually started last night with a little choir-rehearsal. But today was the first real start. Singing, dancing and staging the Musical Highlights show. When I say we, I mean the ensemble. Ida and I have already been working here a couple of weeks, quite solitare, and all of a sudden there´s […]

dress pattern experimentation

Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Constructing patterns is fun! Especially when you have to experiment a bit with the pattern to get special effects. Of course one should always experiment in low-cost cotton calico. Bold as I am (and not possessing any calico) I´m crossing my fingers, hoping it will be ok. And the result? Again I have to wait […]


Sunday, July 17th, 2011

Not all costume-jobs are exotic. Row upon row of dirty, worn and sometimes smelly shoes need a little TLC before they can shine on stage again. So am I not lucky to get a visit from these lovely sisters on a Sunday, who volunteered with the shoe-shining?!! Elisabeth on the left, on her holiday, and […]


Saturday, July 16th, 2011

I started working on another dress today. A bit difficult when I don´t have the measures of the person it´s for, but we can start with the adjustable pieces, right? 🙂 Can you see which very famous dress for a very famous actor in a quite famous film this is the beginning of?

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