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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The 2019 Christmas ornaments

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

If you have been following me for a while, you know that every Christmas I make one new Christmas tree ornament. (And that I swap with some of my artist-friends). Why a suitcase? I wanted the ornament to reflect my 2019, if possible. And a suitcase may or not be representative of that. In the […]

Advent 2019

Sunday, December 1st, 2019

Maybe you, just like me, really enjoy Christmas and want o make the most of this time of waiting – the advent. If you click on the picture above, it will take you to a post I wrote back in 2010-2011, where I basically aim to celebrate everyday, by noticing and appreciating what is around […]

medicine for winter-blues

Tuesday, February 12th, 2013

Not that I have any winter-blues! But still, I couldn´t help but to smile when I went to my mailbox today and found this bright and cheerful envelope: And I just have to share it with you, so that you can take this brilliant idea and share with others. Inside was a big card with […]

January Goody Give-away

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

The winner of December´s 80 000 visitors goody give-away is Siv! You gave me some very good ideas on what your favorite Christmas gift (received or given) was. I used Random to choose between the answers, and it picked Siv. I´ll share part of her answer: One year I gave myself premission to not celibrate […]

Happy new year!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Wishing you all a most wonderful new year, hopefully with a bit more peace, a bit more smiles, a bit more tolerance, a bit more appreciation. A bit less selfishness, a bit less quarreling, a bit less unfairness. A bit less hate. A bit more love. Photo from here. Some of my friends choose one word […]

Welcome to the world book 2

Friday, June 1st, 2012

Step 1: paint the cover-fabric with fabric paint Step 2: let it dry, and iron to seal the fabric paint Step 3: “draw” a freestyle face with the sewing machine Step 4: add hair, hat, and dress with applique and more freestyle machine embroidery Step 5: add color to the face and glue down onto […]

December wallpaper calendar

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

December is almost here, and it´s time for a new free -bee wallpaper calendar. Just click the picture, and you´ll see a bigger version. Tomorrow I´ll start the family activity advent-calendar, and you are welcome to join us! For more ideas, and loads of ideas on how to celebrate December, click on the picture below.

One day on earth

Friday, November 11th, 2011

WARNING! Major photo-safari with meaning!: “On November 11th, 11.11.11, across the planet, documentary filmmakers, students, and other inspired citizens will record the human experience over a 24-hour period and contribute their voice to the second annual global day of media creation called One Day on Earth. Together, we will create a shared archive and a […]

Any old Saturday… not.

Sunday, October 9th, 2011

A very busy day today! Six women and Maja, had a button-sewing-marathon. Most of them parents of the theatre-kids, helping me getting all the buttons in place. If I haven´t counted wrong, there is around 1320 buttons…. now what would I do without these wonderful ladies?! Maja sew all the buttons in a pair of […]

Free stuff: August calender

Sunday, July 31st, 2011

Here is your free calender wallpaper for Artist Appreciation month August! If you click on the picture, it should take you to a bigger version. For more way to celebrate every day, check out the Celebrate-calender below.

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