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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silver circle

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

It´s difficult to see the details here, but it´s a work-in-progress. Freestyle machine embroidery with silver thread on a silver organza. Quite densely stitched. It looks pretty good, but man, is it a trial for patience! My thread snaps off every half a minute. I think I need to deliver my machine to a thorough […]

Tuesday, January 29th, 2013

A poster for the upcoming exhibition for Bømlo art group.

Autumn sun

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Don´t you just love the colors the sun brings out when it´s raining at the same time?!

Orgelfall photo-shoot

Sunday, January 27th, 2013

The wonderfully talented young men in Orgelfall have asked me to make the cover and layout for their very first CD. And of course we need a couple of photos of the artists. Despite the grey and cold weather, we had a good laugh, and got some good pictures. The CD will be out in […]

work, work, work

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

These days I´m working on stuff that´s not really interesting to photograph… like painting varnish on a pile of pictures, like making plans and lists, like office-work with phone calls. I do have a little project I´m working on, that I´ll show you maybe next week 😉 A theatre-set project. My creative juices are flowing […]

Penny Penguin

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Penny the Penguin was born yesterday. Or conceived, I don´t know which is better. And tonight she´s finished. Another freehand machine embroidery Polar animal. This time the South pole. Adding pieces of fabric and tulle onto stiffened, black velvet. She´s about 20×23 cm (8×9 inches). A million stitches later…. And Penny is here! Her eye […]

Polar bear

Monday, January 21st, 2013

I´m working on a textile picture today. A portrait of a polar bear. A bit of application, but mainly freehand machine embroidery. I don´t have a fancy machine that can be programmed to do this, so every stitch is hand-guided. Handmade is what makes it art! 😉 I´m using a solid wool fabric, which I´ve […]

Tyler´s bunnygirl, Katy´s flowers and my art wall

Saturday, January 19th, 2013

It´s time for the last art-swap pieces. This cute little bunny-girl was painted by Tyler in BabyLux. Or maybe it´s a bear-girl? Anyhow. She´s cute! 🙂 Next is Katy Keuter´s free-sprited painted collage. She didn´t write a title on it, so I´m calling it “Where have all the flowers gone?” Somehow it makes me think of […]

Les Miserables

Friday, January 18th, 2013

Tonight is the movie-premiere of Les Miserables in Norway. Since we´ve actually staged the musical in Bømlo, it´s a welcome event and we plan to make a party out of it! I´m going with part of my costume-department and some of the onstage-ensemble, dressing up to make a night of it 🙂 And what an […]

Elizabeth´s fused plastic

Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

I´m back home to a winter-cold Norway. The air is crisp, the sky is blue and the light is clear. Life is grand! 🙂 I still haven´t showed you all the wonderful pieces of art I received in my art-swap group. This is what Elizabeth from Alaska sent me: A mini-booklet with a cover made […]

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