Janne Robberstad

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The Fearless Art-festival

Sunday, May 31st, 2015

I´ve spent the weekend in Voss, at the Fearless Art-festival. Made in cooperation with the annual national meeting for visual art groups/organizations in Norway. Four of us came up from Bømlo Art group, and during the three days we´ve had some interesting discussions about what provokes us (this was the underlying theme of the festival), […]

Coastal culture

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

It´s almost time for a new exhibition! Time i flying, and I am making some new pictures for the summer-exhibition at Bekkjarvik Gallery. It opens June 7th. Here is one of them, simply a warm collage inspired by our coastal culture. Looking at it, it gives me fond memories of favorite summer days by the […]

Love and marriage

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

My baby sister got married this weekend! And my blog-absence is mainly because of her, the preparations, and all the family-gatherings. It´s been so much fun! photo: Jane Alfredsen It was such a lovely wedding. My baby-sister happens to be my next-door neighbor, and I am so happy about that! Her husband is already like […]

commissioned wedding picture

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Sri Lanka travel journal

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

I´m home! After 10 wonderfully relaxing days, I´m back to my normal, sometimes-crazy-busy days. One of my favorite things to come home to, was a big package in the mail from Dawn Sokol. A big book inside, with a handwritten bookmark, guiding me to my page 😀 Author´s note to me (hi-hi..) I am not […]

Sri Lanka – the handicrafts

Saturday, May 16th, 2015

Sri Lanka is a country with a long and rich history, which is also filled with fine handicrafts and arts. Woodcarving is one of them. Still today, the crafts is being held partly by making traditional masks sold to tourists. They use mainly native trees like mahogany, rosewood, teak, ebony among others. We passed several […]

People of Sri Lanka

Friday, May 15th, 2015

Time flies when you´re having fun, and already tomorrow we are heading back home from this Pearl of the Sea. We totally agree: we love Sri Lanka! It is a beautiful country, so green. But the most beautiful thing about Sri Lanka is it´s people! They are SO welcoming, so warm, so proud of their […]

Elephants and elephants

Wednesday, May 13th, 2015

There are 450 working elephants in Sri Lanka, 6000 wild elephants, and thousands upon thousands of images of elephants, be it decorations, sculptures, paintings… Made of wood, metal, stone… painted, carved, chiseled… or wax-batic-dyed onto cotton, like below… Most of them are beautiful, but none can compare to the real thing. Once you´ve met them […]

Colors of Sri Lanka

Monday, May 11th, 2015

Wandering the streets of Negombo today, photographing the everyday scene of life, and being very inspired by the vivid use of color. Visiting the markets, walking by shops, spening money on yet another sari… A hindu-temple by the street. With Gods as colorful as this, how can religion be dull? I don´t know much about […]

Sri Lanka – rural

Saturday, May 9th, 2015

I am fascinated by the trucks here! Painted and decorated in all colors, some even with wood-carvings added as decorative elements. This is old sanskrit writing. To me, I have to admit, it just looks like sqwirls, but our guide told us he could recognize some of the signs still being used in Singhalese today. […]

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