Janne Robberstad

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016

In a charity-shop I found an embroidered version of Jean-François Millet´s painting called The Gleaners (1857). It depicts three peasant women gleaning a field of stray grains of wheat after the harvest. I wanted to use it for something special, and decided to use it for the Elizabethan corset I´ve had in my mind for […]

Anne´s picture

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

“Life will”, 70×140 cm  A commissioned picture for a doctor´s office.

Circles and squares

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

I just have to share with you the wonderful collages my niece and nephew made after yesterday´s photo-safari. One of the assignments were to choose a form and see how many versions they could find of it nearby. He choose circles, and she choose squares. When we got back to the house, I taught them […]

redesigned embroidered corset

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Today´s embroidery-project is making a redesigned embroidered corset. Or even better yet: up-cycled! I finally decided on which old embroidery to use (and found another that kind of matches for the side-parts) It´s been a couple of years since I last made a corset and I can´t find my pattern, so I´m winging it (Yikes, […]

Everyday is workday.

Monday, March 21st, 2016

As my 4-year-old nephew says: “I like work!”. He was especially excited when his uncle showed him how to use the pressure washer on my car… (I admit I was slightly less excited) And Axel spent the entire day fixing our sofa. It´s an old one, probably from the 1920s, and the springs had gone, […]


Saturday, March 19th, 2016

It´s a bit late for Mother´s day, but here it is anyway: “Mothers can do everything, they know everything – and they´re always right”, guerrilla-embroidered old cloth from second-hand shop. Ca 25×28 cm. The Easter-holiday is upon us (I think Norway has the longest Easter-holiday in the world – 2 weeks!) and my main focus theses […]

Yayoi Kusama

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Henie Onstad Kusntsenter (/Artcentre) has a great exhibition these days, and as I´ve been i Oslo, I managed to visit it. It´s filled with art made by Yayoi Kusama, the Japanese artist, who is probably best known for all her polka-dots. Above is an early painting, an abstract picture of a net or a web. […]


Thursday, March 17th, 2016

I just got back from Oslo after working with s´the story-teller-group Øfsti/Vestre/Haugland. Such great days with beautiful people and sunny days of spring! They premier on Saturday, so these photos are still very much work-in-progress pictures. The back-drop is my favorite: a snow-camuflage-net we bought used from the military. So much better to use in […]

Performance weekend – story week

Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Such a great and efficient weekend with two of my fellow Master-students. We have a group-assignment: make a performance. Based on a philosopher and an artist. We chose to work with Arne Næss and his Deep Ecology/Ecosophy, and Marina Abramovic and her performance-art. We spent the entire weekend at the sea-house, not being disturbed, working […]

Stril Mar

Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Simon Møkster Shipping newest offshore vessel just arrived to Norway from the building site in Spain. I made the art for her sister-ship, Stril Luna. And I am so proud to having been asked back to decorate her “twin”. So let me introduce you to Still Mar: She´s looking a bit intimidating on that dry-dock, […]

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