Janne Robberstad

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Archive for December, 2011

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17 – the intense colors of fog

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

It´s been raining dogs and donkeys around here, one storm after the other. And all of a sudden, today, as I looked out the window, it was clear, frost, and the sea-fog was beginning to roll in, and the light was just amazing. So I left everything, and took my camera with me on a […]

16 – beads and films

Friday, December 16th, 2011

This is me tidying up my workspace. It was almost kind of clear, when I all of a sudden just had to make something… Fix one of my favorite necklaces that was broken… (this one has real turquoises I bought when I was in China years and years ago, and some dangling things from my […]

15 – owl and card

Thursday, December 15th, 2011

Yes! Another special package arrived today! The super-creative Elizabeth, our Alaskan artist friend joined in the Christmas ornament exchange this year, and look at this amazing owl she made from a recycled sweater! Using the pattern in the old sweater as a natural enhancer of the pattern she needed for the owl. I´m in awe! […]

Nordmann Arctic

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

I recently delivered pictures for Nordmann Arctic. The new-built offshore vessel for Solstad Offshore ASA. I delivered 18 series-pictures for their cabins. They´re a mix of new and old pictures from Skudesnes that I have worked with, where the Solstad head-office is.  Here are some of them: Usually I only make unica-pieces, but I do […]

14 – stockings

Wednesday, December 14th, 2011

Make a Christmas stocking. Oh, this is a big one! But don´t fret, they don´t have to be knitted or embroidered, they can simply be sewn. You´re a bit disappointed that I don´t have anything to show you today? 😉 Stay tuned, I´ll post another, bigger post during the day…

13 – drawing and knitting

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

First of all, let´s have some fun! I was smiling when I did this. Click on the picture below, and watch as magic happens! Second, let´s have some inspiration! This is the Christmas tree ornament my dear friend Deirdra made for me 🙂 She´s so creative, and it´s so adorable. A tree within a tree! […]

12- pancakes and tweed

Monday, December 12th, 2011

Yesterday´s activity was to make snowman-shaped pancakes for dinner… Ok. Be honest. Does this look like a snowman to you? Nope. I didn´t think so. I tried you see. But using a French crepe batch instead of an American pancake-batch, it´s ever so slightly harder to shape… 🙂 At least I can say I tried, […]

11- lights, peace and giveaway!

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

Yesterday the Nobel Peace prize award was given to this year´s three laureates, Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee, Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman and Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Women play an important, if not always very visible, part in the world´s history and development. And this year´s focus was on women´s rights as part of […]

10- I´ve got the world on a plate!

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

I´ve got the world on a plate! Or at least part of the world. Africa. And part of Europe…. I fell for this big plate with an old map on it. let´s call it a pre-Christmas present for the home. My tweedie-late-bird is astonished at the size of the thing. The other night he was […]

9- winter snow and summer tulips

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Remember the textile portrait I made of my Grandmother? These sewn portraits always look so much better when you mount them on frames, and stretch the fabric. I thought I´d show you a before and after photos, before we move on to today´s Advent Calendar Activity. Before stretching: After stretching. See! Better than botox! 😉 […]

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