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 March, 2015

The Salmon Conveyor

Friday, March 27th, 2015

The next big project in the immediate horizon is “Lakselinja” (The Salmon Conveyor) with Bømlo Theatre. I have the scenography, and am really excited about it! I can´t wait to show you 😉 It´s gonna be big. Literarily. Still thinking about the best way to assemble it all. I also made the poster. The story […]


Tuesday, March 24th, 2015

The pile of needlepoints is growing. Preparing the collection before I actually start working with them, by sewing on a cotton backing on them. It takes a surprisingly long time. It seems I´ve collected quite a bit the past year and a half. The ple of remnants is growing too. Most of it I throw […]

The Sound of Music

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

Today my creative outlet has been singing! I´ve been part of the all-female choir of nuns(!) backing Maria Arredondo and Bjørn Skagestad in their tour of The Sound of Music. The Sound of Music is celebrating it´s 50 year anniversary this year, and it is probably the most well-known musical in the world. Even if […]


Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

Power-tooling is fun! I think that´s why some old-fashioned men insist it´s difficult and hard work, (read: not suited for women.) They simply want to have all the fun for themselves 😉 Well, it´s not difficult, and it´s not even particularly heavy. What it is, is dusty! Incredibly dusty! Getting ready for a new skill to be […]

spring on the west coast

Sunday, March 15th, 2015

The past days have been absolutely beautiful! Still cold, but sunny. The first days of spring are here. And when the weather is as beautiful as it is now, the west-coast is stunning! I´ve been out driving, delivering art to another ship. A 12 hour drive along the coast, including 5 ferries. A good audiobook […]


Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Patina is the name of one of the upcoming shows at Haugesund theatre. It´s a dance-show, all women, age 60 and up. The oldest lady is 92! I am helping out with some of the costumes. All neutral under-gowns. Almost a shame, it´d be such fun to dress up all these women. But I´m glad […]


Monday, March 9th, 2015

My second time spinning I attended an evening hosted by a local group of Husfliden (maybe best translated as the Crafts movement). The first time I tried was in October, and I was surprised at how much better I did already the second time. Thinner and tighter thread. Next is to learn how to relax […]


Wednesday, March 4th, 2015

An evening with 5 parents and me, making wooden boxes look like… wooden boxes. One of the youth theatre-groups are staging a newly written drama next week, and I been asked to help with the set. Lots of wooden boxes in different sizes, the need for versatility, and flexibility (they need to take them with […]

Our life without us – 2

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015

Yet another freestyle machine-embroidered picture in the series about refugees having to flee from everything: My life without me/Our life without us. This one is placed in the city-scape of Seattle, USA. Ca 20×20 cm. Polyester thread on linen.

Viking Neptun video

Monday, March 2nd, 2015