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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Christmas fun 2014

Sunday, December 28th, 2014

Happy Christmas to you all! Since the eve has come and gone, and presents are given and received, I guess I can safely share a couple of the gifts I made. Our oldest girl wished for sofa-cushions, pale with silver stars on them. She had seen them in a magazine, but couldn´t find them in any […]

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 25th, 2014

shorttravelled food

Monday, December 22nd, 2014

You´ve heard of the phrase short-travelled food, I am sure. The idea is to eat food which is grown near where you live, and save the environment from pollution from extensive travels the food takes. A pretty good idea! Well, as it so happens, I just bought my Christmas dinner from my neighbor! I walked […]

Christmas decorations

Sunday, December 21st, 2014

Karoline sent me the link to this article in The Guardian about Yiwu, the Chinese village that produces 60% of the world´s Christmas-decorations. Photograph: Imaginechina/Rex I think the images are so captivating, I just had to share with you! Season-workers come here and work all year to mass-produce all sorts of decoration. Photograph: China Daily/Reuters […]

Painting with kids

Friday, December 19th, 2014

The annual paint-a-gift-for-Dad-workshop was yesterday. This is Edvard´s 3. annual picture, and he wanted to paint with a brush, and not at all with his fingers. I was quite impressed with how clean and neat he was, didn´t get a smear of paint on himself!  He also painted a tree-baulb for me, which is now […]

marquee move

Wednesday, December 17th, 2014

The marquee letters are done! The students who made them are leaving for their holiday, and we gathered them all up and moved them to the theatre. January 2nd we start putting it all together. Exciting times ahead! But first a couple of weeks filled with familiy, friends, food and Christmas. 🙂

a green Christmas

Monday, December 15th, 2014

We´ve been a quick couple of days to London, to help our youngest girl move back home to Norway. Two days of fun, followed by a really early morning with 7 suitcases, 2 bags, 2 nets and 2 big purses. Phew! It was good to be there, and good to get home! (London is always […]

recycled pillow

Monday, December 15th, 2014

From table to couch. I found this old handwoven tablecloth in a charity-shop a while back, and have been wanting to make a little pillow for my couch. I found the perfect inner-pillow with feathers, and it was quick to se it together along the sides in the back, turn it, and sew together the […]

concertina photoalbum

Monday, December 8th, 2014

I´m back at prop-making again. Tonight it´s a small one. A fake vintage concertina photo-album.  The cover made of leather, with two hearts carved into it (cut and sewn). And the inside filled with luscious sailors. All of Frenchy´s sweethearts. Frenchy in Grease, that is. 🙂

The lacy underwear

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

What is this, you say? Lacy underwear? Where? All I can see are two men! Two men? What are they doing here? No, there are more! Many more! Freestyle machine-embroidered faces. Some with beards, some with glasses, some with mustaches, some bald, all men. Why, it´s a bra! From a distance it may look like your […]

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