Janne Robberstad

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Rosendal inspiration

By spotogspindel | October 19, 2012

Rosendal is a small village in one of the fjords east of my island, and it has one of the very few castles in Norway, from the 17th century. They also have a great reputation for art. Every November they host a big Christmas-fair, and the hosts of the fair invited me to have an inspirational talk/workshop.

The theme of the evening is Alternative Christmas-trees and recycled Christmas-tree ornaments. It was a free get-together for all the arts and crafts teachers in the local schools and kindergardens. There is such an amazing sense of good-will here! The hotel where we were, gave us the room for free, and even added a free supper for all of us! Amazing!

All the attendees were asked to bring 2-3 little things, pieces of un-useful junk, and we put it all together (using BlueTack) in the shape of a Christmas tree. Normally I´d put it on a wall, but because of paneling, we used a glass-door instead. Unfortunately, it didn´t photo well. Hopefully you´ll get the idea. In this case, the whole is more important than the details.

I just had to show you these lovely sheep 🙂 Made of thousands of small glass beads, they´r quietly grazing on the red carpet.

The hostess gave me this lovely brooch that she´d made. Crocheted silver wire. Isn´t it just lovely! Thank you so much, Marianne!

A real road-trip-photo! On the way back home, I drove by hese are plastic-wrapped hay-balls, with painted eyes on them. How excellent! A reminder to truly look around and notice you surroundings.

So I impulsively decided to take a detour up into the mountain! Photo-safari in the Norwegian mountains dressed in autumn-colors… it´s pretty darn beautiful too! The lakes are a milky turquoise from the melting glacier Folgefonna in the background. I was driving for miles and miles further in and further up, so lovely!

Well, maybe it´s about time I went back to Cardamon city, and painting some more set! 🙂

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