Janne Robberstad

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the backstage weekly

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

We use a lot of different types of paint in the set-department, but the paint we use most of the time is an organic paint. Bright, good colors, easy to mix, and non-toxic. The only bad thing about it is it´s limited fresh-date. We had a major cleaning and threw out a lot of paint […]


Friday, August 30th, 2013

Do you recognize the boat in this picture from the one in the post below? This is a different version of it. I made both of them as suggestions for a personal birthday-gift. The one below was chosen. However, this one is now about to find it´s way home, as another birthday-gift, to another family-member. […]

Family portrait

Thursday, August 29th, 2013

A personal family-portrait I made as a commission earlier this summer. The receiver (the little girl in the picture) has finally had her birthday, so now I can share it with the rest of you too 😉


Monday, August 26th, 2013

My friend with the Indian-inspired room stopped by yesterday with a plain, old lampshade she wanted to give a mini-make-over. Using a piece of silk brocade and spray-on glue, it was done in five minutes. (So fast, I didnt have time to photograph the beginning) We sprayed the glue on the shade, carefully wrapped the […]

the backstage weekly

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

We have so many different tasks in a week at the workshops, so I´ll have to gather some of it up, and share it every now and then. This week included: Horse-maintenance! Painting 9 oil-barrells bright orange… with 5 layers of not-so-good-covering-paint. And an emergency first-aid for a field of corn-crops…. Other benefits of living […]


Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

“Plain woodland” 60x80cm I made this boat last summer. This summer it´s in Lindesnes. The exhibition there will be open until October 13th.

re-cycled tool-belt

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

In addition to the safety-shoes and the gas-mask, I need a tool belt. Like most work-clothes/uniforms/ safety-objects&clothing, the tool-belts are a) expensive and b) ugly. So being a costume-designer/maker, I decided to make my own  tool-belt! I got this leather skirt at a charity-shop for $3. I cut the two lower front panels off the […]

the first week

Monday, August 19th, 2013

The first week at my new job… well, it´s taken my attention away from blogging. I´ve painted and washed and stained and used chemicals (and I am so fascinated with my gas-mask: it works! I can´t smell a thing!). If we include today, I´ve painted two huge back-drops (like the black one in the post […]

a new job

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

I´ve got a new job! At Rogaland Teater! Which is one of the best theaters in Norway, in my opinion. They´re the ones who staged MOZART last fall. And are heightening the success with a world premiere of Beethoven in September. More about that later. My new job is in the set-department. I´m a painter! How […]

a new chapter

Saturday, August 10th, 2013

Life is busy. Especially when you´re about to embark on a new adventure. A big one. One that requires moving. I´ve spent the week finishing projects and packing. Tomorrow I´ll move. Only for the weekdays though. I can´t truly leave Bømlo. It´s in my heart and in my veins. I´ll tell you more about the […]

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