Janne Robberstad

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Brage Supplier

Friday, September 30th, 2011

Brage Supplier is the name of a new supply-ship. The owner is Brage Suppliers, and it is being built in India. Since the owner wanted motifs from Bergen, this is what I have worked with. Bergen has a World Heritage site, the quay “Bryggen”. A long row of old sea-houses from the 15th century. In […]

Art&Soul: Fire torch enamel

Friday, September 30th, 2011

I attended my second workshop today: Painting with Fire torch Fired Enamel! by Barbara Lewis. Oh, what fun! I´ve said it before, I´ll say it again: I LOVE learning new stuff! I hardly had time or thought of taking photos, I just got in there and experimented and produced one enameled bead after the other. […]

Art&Soul: Silk dreams

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

Tuesday evening I attended my first class as a student, and as you can tell by the title, this is a good one! 🙂 “Silk dreams!” Seriously?! A dream-come-true! Under the superb guidance of Liz Kettle, we did things with left-over silk fibers I didn´t even know was possible! I´m sorry to say the photos […]

Art&Soul: Fabric Portraits 1

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

(Mr. SoulMan wasmy demo-guy in class and is now part of the silent auction to support children´s creative charity.) My next workshop at Art& Soul is the textile portraits. This is a two-day class, and I have four wonderful students. Jo Beth you met yesterday. She´s back today, working on a beautiful native American. This […]

Art&Soul: Machine embroidered birds

Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

First day at Art&Soul, and my first workshop: See?! Tropical birds! This is Clark wishing you welcome into the class! Meet my three wonderful students: Ruth, Jo Beth and Angela. Here we are looking at birds, deciding which one to start working with. This is Jo Beth´s choice. Step one done: getting the backing fabric […]

Weekend with Michelle

Monday, September 26th, 2011

Spending the weekend with my adopted American family (they adopted me 🙂 It really feels like coming home: going to Jess´ soccer-game, or helping Alexis with her hair before she´s off to home-coming. Gosh! I can still remember when I went to home-coming in the 7th grade! Man, that feels like it´s half a century […]

Back in the Us of A

Saturday, September 24th, 2011

I´m back in the States, and back in Portland. Portland is quickly becoming my favorite city in the States, maybe because so many wonderful people live here (and around). Michelle picked me up at the airport, and we headed over to her brand new studio/warehouse-space and had lunch with all the cool ladies that work […]

Grandpa pendant

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

Now isn´t he cute? I never met my grandfather, Jacob, he died half a year before I was born. I made a series of pictures from this side of the family a couple of years ago, and used one of them as a starting point for this pendant. You can see the original here. This […]

My Grandma

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011

This is my Grandmother. Or rather a textile, fabric-painted, appliqued, machine-embroidered portrait of her. It is still a work in progress, a couple of things that need altering. The picture itself will straighten up quite a bit once it is mounted on a proper frame that you can push apart with those little plugs. (What […]

shoe-shopping and film-making

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

Oh no! Such a busy day, filled with shoe-shopping and getting everything ready for the filming of a small trailer for Amanda. All this excitement and I don´t have a single photo to show! Shame on me. But I will show you my favorite pair of shoes 😉 John Lewis has finally started shipping to […]

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