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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Inside the calendar-book

Wednesday, January 8th, 2020

I said in the last post that I wanted to add color to my days. The base-color is is just that: a base. After the book is bound, I start adding all the collage, mainly around the edges, before stamping the dates on. A lot of the collage-material comes from Teesha and Tracy Moores´s Artstronauts-club, […]

New calendar-book.

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

It´s been a couple of years, since I last made my own calendar-book, and I´ve missed it. So when my old calendar now finally was finished, I wanted to add some color to my life again. The hard-covers are left-overs from making this corset-costume last year fro Madame Besserwisser in the Boys in the Christmas-tree-house. […]

Freestyle machine embroidered drawing

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

(Oh no, now I see a spelling mistake!) This is the first in my brand new series of How-To books. Actually it´s a free fantasy type of log-book for my drawing-exam. I chose to draw with a sewing thread via a sewing machine. So of course the whole book had to be textile. I wanted […]

Pauline, Moira´s daughter

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

Early this spring I got an assignment from author Rigmor Moss to do the graphic work on the cover of her newest book. Anita Våmartveit, a really talented illustrator from Bømlo, has done the painting. My job was finding an illustration for the spine, (a photo I took of an entrance to an old stave-church) and puzzle it […]


Monday, August 3rd, 2015

I took a double Sunday this weekend, just relaxing and spending some quality-time with my art-journal. That is to say, my old art-journal, that´s been following me the past four year finally got filled to the last pages, and I made a new one. The last two pages of my old journal. The details of […]

new book

Thursday, June 11th, 2015

Time for a new calendar book again! This time it´s a very special book. It was made for me by my good artist-friend in Canada, Tammy McGee. That´s the nice thing about artist-friends. Sometimes their a bit busy, and you get your Christmas-present in May 😀 Who doesn´t love to get a beautiful gift when […]

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 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, August 17th, 2014

In addition to the abstract oil painting, I am also working on a 3D collage. It´s a mix of techniques used in book-binding, jewelry-making and traditional collage. These will become little pictures to hang on the wall. If I had mounted them differently, they could have been necklaces, hence the title: jewelry for the wall! […]

Fabric swatch book

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014

I´ve attended a couple of fabric painting and printing workshops, and all the swatches and trials have been floating around making a mess. I wanted to somehow make a system where I could have them all in one place, and still have the opportunity to remove one of them if I needed to. So I […]

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