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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art-day at school

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Meling Elementary School had a “visit-from-a-local-artist-day” at school today. 39 10-year olds for four hours. Such great fun. We drew and bleached and painted.  Some of the paintings turned out quite amazing! They had never had anything about mixing colors / color-theory before, so I just quickly had a show-and-tell, no more than 4 minutes […]

Pretty in pink

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Another baby-sized pink silk satin duvet- and pillow-cover suddenly appeared on my worktable  this weekend. Let´s hope one of my soon-to-be-relatives will be a little girl 🙂 The inlayed fabric is silk brocade from India.

steam-punk-ish necklace

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

I made this little steam-punk-ish pendant a while ago. Minimizing a picture I made of my Grand-dad, copying it onto transparency film, and cutting it into shape. The pendant has two pieces of glass to protect the film. I combined it with a small enameled bead I made at Art & Soul (top left) and […]

paint-day with the kids

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

My niece and nephew are home! And whenever they come home, they come ringing on my door early in the morning, asking if they can paint. My sister says they think it´s cool to have a real artist as an aunt! 🙂 I found some mini-canvases, which they thought were REALLY small, but we finally […]

baby onesie # 2

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Since I am soon to become an aunt, I am testing out different techniques in decorating ordinary onesies. Today I´m testing transfer-paper-print. The girl is a collage I made for an If-theme a while ago. The print is a HP iron-on transfer. Honestly, I am not sure how much washing the transfer from these packages can […]

art exhibition posters

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Bømlo Art Group is 30 years this year, and we´re celebrating with more exhibitions than usual, starting with two already now in February. This is the two posters I made for the occasions. The artwork on them is of course the artists´.

Sunset seahouse

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

I´ve been wanting to make a big painting of sea-houses at sunset. I found a wooden plate in the cellar, and gave it a red wash. After a couple of layers, the shapes are defined. This time I wanted to try something new: the extra heavy gel medium. I´m repainting everything I already had painted […]

Extra heavy gel medium

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

I´ve never used this extra heavy gel, but it was FUN! Well, working with a spatula is always fun. The gel was really easy to mix with the paint, such a smooth texture. It´s still very smooth to apply on to the wood-panel I´m working on. After it´s covered the area I wanted. Now I […]

Textile treasures of Istanbul

Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

All photos from the private collection of a friend of mine in Istanbul.

Baby one-piece

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

My new neighbor´s arrival is coming closer and closer. It´s their first baby, so they need all sorts of stuff for him. So when my brother-in-law celebrated his birthday, part of his present was a little baby one-piece to match his adult Tshirts. Using alphabet-stamps and fabric paint, you can easily make your own, personalized […]

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