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 October, 2014

write an opera!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

Write an opera in 4 weeks! Based on the fantasy-book “The Shamer´s daughter”, the teacher-students at HSH in arts and craft and in music  are working together in this project. The process is quick, but thorough. Lots of things going on at all times. We are 3 teachers, guiding the 40 students through the creative […]

The self-proclaimed colorist!

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

Report from Pippi-land: The house is getting most of it´s details in place. It´s taken some time, but I thought it might be worth it once I started painting. Which I did tonight! What a yummy palette to play with! Pippi´s house is yellow, and since we are builing a small version, with twisted proportions […]

the big book

Friday, October 17th, 2014

“I like big books, and I cannot lie… trall-la-la-la-la…” If you´ve been following my blog for a while, you know that I make my own calendar-books. This time I wanted to go up a bit in size to a 15×20 cm (ca 5×7 inches). A big, bold and beautiful girly-girl on the front cover. The back-spine […]


Sunday, October 12th, 2014

This weekend is the big birdhouse-day! The art-guerilia is had a creative family-get-together on Saturday where we´ll all make birdhouses. Sunday, we´ll take a walk in nature and hang them all up, inviting the birds to move in. This is my birdhouse. My Dad built it for me (Times are so busy!) and I decorated […]

Pippi´s house, day 1

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014

For the theatre show Pippi in Haugesund Theater, opening November 1st, I am making a little house. Ok, so this is the wooden skeleton of the house. It´s about 4 feet tall, and to make it look like a proper children´s book house it needs some work. We´ve already twisted most of the angles, to […]

Pippi´s house

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

For Pippi Longstocking, I have my work cut out for me: making a model of her house! A sturdy one, that she can climb and dance on. 4 feet tall. My colleague, John Olav, has done the wood-work, now it´s my turn the next couple of weeks to make it actually look like her house. […]


Sunday, October 5th, 2014

I visited my friend Nina the other day. She´s a professional felt-maker, and has published several books on the subject. She makes incredible and colorful landscapes in the her felted work. Patterns and colors melting into each other. NinaFiltmaker is her web-site. I really like these loose neck-capes. Like a big necklace, but warm 🙂 […]

new homes

Sunday, October 5th, 2014

Earlier this week I went back to Tau to take down the exhibition that´s´´been there the past month. But not all the pictures are coming back home with me. Here are some of them. “You can´t see the forrest for the trees”, (ca 15×20+passepartou and frame cm), Acrylic paint on watercolor paper and oxidized brass. The lady […]