Janne Robberstad

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Archive for March, 2014

Shine your light

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Familylife in the lighthouses

Monday, March 31st, 2014

Today is the grand opening of my exhibition: Family-life in the lighthouses. The touring exhibition started in Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway´s most southern tip of land. (I checked today: there´s a 225 degrees horizon up by the lighthouse!) Since my first visit here two years ago, I´ve been working with these pictures, researching, reading, and the […]


Thursday, March 27th, 2014

Getting ready for the big opening of my exhibition on Sunday. I arrived Lindesnes today, with a big, wooden box filled with pictures. “Family-life in the light-houses” is the name of the exhibition, and the next couple of days, we´ll be working to get everything ready.

Viking Athene

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Viking Athene is an Eidesvik ship, Christened in 2006. I hand´t any photos from this ship until the Chief Officer sent me some today. I rarely use pastels in my color-scheme, but made an exception here. All these pictures are made in a combination of printed photos, texturizing, overpainting, silk-painting, whitewashing, handwritten text and printed text. […]


Friday, March 21st, 2014

Weaving is the topic of the day. After a brief overview of all the different techniques of ways of fastening strings of yarn together, like tying, knotting, crocheting, knitting, weaving, etc, we visited  the local weaving crafts society. This is a bridal blanket. It was carried over the bridal couples arms on the way to the church […]

This, that, and the other

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

  The opening night for “Rederinnene” (The Shipowners) is coming closer, and this week one of my tasks has been to work with the costumes for the show. I´ve adapted some of them and made a couple of aprons. The show itself is going to be be very interesting: two young ladies who worked their […]


Monday, March 10th, 2014

“Familylife on the lighthouses (along the Norwegian cost)” is the title of my upcoming exhibition. Unlike my previous exhibitions, this will be traveling from place to place, and the pictures aren´t for sale. It´s being supported by The Norwegian Arts Council. There s still much to do to get everything ready for the opening in […]

Flowers in Paris

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

This week´s adventure includes making a Parisian flower-stand, overflowing with beautiful flowers, sold at a fraction of the normal price. Why? AirFrance is promoting their new direct flight from Stavanger to Paris. And what is better than springtime in Paris? Even Ella Fitzgerald sings about it: “I love Paris in the springtime”. I just had […]

Set the sails

Saturday, March 1st, 2014

Today´s little creative project: sail-painting. I was asked to paint the logo of a local firm on a couple of miniature sails for this model wooden boat. The boat is a completely handmade replica of an “Oselvar” a regional version of the rowing boat. The logo is hand painted, freestyle, with fabric paint.