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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Archive for February, 2013

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birdhousing with the kids

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

My favorite kids have been here on their winter-holiday, and of course we have to do some serious painting! “Everyone should have a Grand-dad!” is the title of a popular Norwegian song, and these kids are pretty lucky, since they have the best one of them all! He helped make a birdhouse early in the […]

pottery night

Thursday, February 28th, 2013

A creative evening with some of my creative artist-collegues. Katrine works at the teacher´s college, and they have such a great location. Such a pleasure to be able to come in and work there every now and then. Lars also joined us tonight, and he made himself a new tea-cup. I made a little row […]

Pink week for Penelope

Wednesday, February 27th, 2013

Today is pink. Pink is feminine. Feminine is power. Power is equal rights. Equal rights is independence. Independence is strength. Strength is confidence. Confidence is happiness. This year Norway is celebrating it´s 100 year anniversary for women´s right to vote. Even though Norway is amongst the best countries in the world regarding equal rights for […]

junior designer

Monday, February 25th, 2013

The big varnishing day. Thirty pictures, big and small, varnished today, and the rest of the week… well, I guess I can start framing them. Phew! I just have to share a picture of this little charm-bomb. The whole family has been gathered to celebrate his very first birthday two weekends in a row now […]

winter view

Sunday, February 24th, 2013

metal magic

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

Wow! I´ve learned so much today! Visiting a local company that specializes in making rotated metal pieces for the offshore industry.  This is Torleiv showing me a big fire-hydrant, especially made for helicopter-decks. By mixing 1% of foam into the water, you can very efficiently put out oil-fires. I think they are the only company […]

lyed oak

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

I am not even sure if “lyed” is a word. You might have to gel me on that. Anyway. You know how all techniques have their “don´t-do-this-or-you´ll-ruin-the-whole-thing”-rules? Many a good art-by-accident has occurred by defying these rules. Using bleach on dark fabrics for instance can make beautiful and powerful images. Today I wanted to try […]

Vinn og forsvinn poster

Monday, February 18th, 2013


Saturday, February 16th, 2013

No work, all play: first an art-exhibition opening, then celebrating my nephew´s 1st birthday, and soon the evening will be filled with jazz and literature at the culture-house. A perfect Saturday! Wishing you all a wonderful winter weekend!


Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Happy Valentine´s day! Valentine´s Day is a rather new tradition in Norway. So new, you can´t really call it a tradition yet at all. But I do remember when we just had moved to the States, I was 11, and experienced my first Valentines. My classmates gave me Valetine-cards, and was a bit baffled by […]

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