Janne Robberstad

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The doily Christmas tree

Friday, October 19th, 2012

Yesterdays starched doilies have magically turned into a Christmas tree! I think I might have to re-stach them though. The sugar makes them stiff, but they seem to sag a bit, and are a bit sticky (no surprise) so I´ll try potato-starch next. Anyway. Don´t you think this will be beautiful hanging in a big […]

starching the old fashioned way

Wednesday, October 17th, 2012

A new doily-project in the making! First step is to make the little crochet-beauties as stiff as possible. I decided to do it the old-fashioned-non-toxic-eco-way. Mixing a cup of sugar with a cup of warm water. Giving the suger time to dissolve before putting the doilies in, letting the soak all the way through. Squeezing […]

on display

Tuesday, October 16th, 2012

Going home tonight after set-work, this is what I saw: The Cardamon-city-tram in the foyer of the culture-house. Only thing missing is the bell, and light in the lamp. We´re getting there 🙂

moving and mounting

Sunday, October 14th, 2012

Saturday was the big “Hey-let´s-move-the-set-day”. Under is part of the tram, for the first time with wheels that really work 😉 In the culture-house, we were five people assembling the different pieces. Well, four. I was more pointing and commanding… I mean, gently suggesting!  (yikes) Rune and Sigrud Lars, Odd and JohnOlav weren´t in the […]

more aging of the set

Friday, October 12th, 2012

Not just aging, but trying to make it look grimy and dirty, like it hadn´t been cleaned in years… Still not done of course, but you get a sense of where I´m going, right? A before-and-after-shot all in one: a roof for one of the houses in aging-process. And this is today´s tower-progress-picture:

The Cardamon tower

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

The guys started working on the tower tonight. It´s the last one of the big pieces. The biggest piece. You can see the outline of the diameter here, and it will be over 5 meters high when it´s finished. I am so excited to see this particular piece take shape! Tomorrow I´ll show you what […]

London 2012

Monday, October 8th, 2012

Finally, I´m back in my favorite city! Thanks to this charming guy, my nephew-by-choise! He´s in London applying for music-colleges next year, and today I got admitted into one after his audition! Yay! I´m here as his guide, and last night, I took him to my favorite pub! The Lamb and Flag, where there is […]

Wooden boat 3

Sunday, October 7th, 2012

Wooden boat, photo collage printed on canvas, 60 x 80 cm

Aging the wagon

Saturday, October 6th, 2012

One of the bigger props used in Cardamon city is an old donkey-pulled wagon. Someone in the technical crew had an old one, but the top-part was literarily falling apart. So a new top was built by a carpenter who also happens to be in the technical team in the theatre. Since the top was […]

a bit more set…

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

Bits and pieces, gradually the Cardamon City robbers´ home is taking shape and coming to life.

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