Janne Robberstad

Welcome to my site! I work as an eco-designer, an artist, as a teacher and as a researcher, and creating, or ARTING as I prefer, makes me happy! This is both a portfolio of things I´ve made and a blog meant to inspire.

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Free stuff September calender

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Click for a bigger version for the September free wallpaper. Hope you like it 🙂 Fall is almost upon us. September is going to be a busy month, with lots of work. But lets not forget to celebrate a little everyday! Click below for suggestions on how.

making pictures-behind the scenes

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

Making pictures doesn´t do itself. So here are some behind-the-scenes-photos. Or maybe in other words: my studio-space right now. I picked up my pictures for the upcoming commission from the printers yesterday. Laying them all out, I varnished all of them. The stuff stinks up the whole office-area, luckily I have an understanding office-mate. On […]

Finally updated

Monday, August 29th, 2011

I finally got around to posting all the photos in Musical Highlights tonight. If you want a look 🙂

a few favorites

Sunday, August 28th, 2011

To quote Julie Andrews: These are a few of my favorite things: 1. a good treasure-hunt! 2. getting packages in the mail! 3. hats! 4. the stylish 1920s! 5. flowers! All rolled into one, what could be better? Treasure hunting on eBay, Etsy and other places to find bits and pieces for Amanda. This lovely hat, […]


Friday, August 26th, 2011

A quick “late-night-while-watching-tv-with-the-family-sketch-painting”. Wanted to try out the colors and was really dis-hearted for a while, until I started adding the brown details, now I kind of like it. Even thought it is crooked. But it´s quite crooked in real life too 🙂 The motif is Bryggen in Bergen, the world heritage site of 15th […]

Art&Soul trade

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

Oh, I had me some fun last night! I made a little booklet that I´ll use as a trade at Art & Soul in Portland in a month. With excert from my little “On the shores”-poem, and some recent pictures that I´ve made, I´m hoping this will come out just right 🙂 This is the […]


Wednesday, August 24th, 2011

How cool is this poster made for the Sildajazz festival in Haugesund. Jan Terje Rafdal made it. I attended a workshop of his last winter in graphics. This whole thing is made the old fashioned way, by cutting in wood, and then printing on a big old metal printer in his studio.

Inspiration: Irena Sendler

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

Irena Sendler 1910-2008 A 98 year-old German woman named Irena Sendler recently died. During WWII, Irena worked in the Warsaw Ghetto as a plumbing/sewer specialist. Irena smuggled Jewish children out; infants in the bottom of the tool box she carried and older children in a burlap sack she carried in the back of her truck. […]

a new hobby

Sunday, August 21st, 2011

At least I am hoping it will be. Baking bread. Mixing the different flours by chance so that it becomes differently every time. Adding the liquids, and really working with the dough. It´s even good for the skin, it feels really soft afterwards. Ready, set, go yeast! Do your thing! And all done. There were […]

IF influence

Saturday, August 20th, 2011

“Courage is never to let your actions be influenced by your fears” Arthur Koestler Influence is Illustration Friday´s theme this week. I think Arthur´s quote is a good guideline for so many everyday challenges. The lovely diva in the picture is Gertrude Lawrence, starring in “Oh, Kay!”. But personally the word influence for me this […]

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