The blog of Jane Robbins - collage artist http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php Get a glimpse of what inspires Jane's work, rare behind the scenes photos of work in progress as well as new of events and happenings in her world. en-us Christmas card http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=20 Here is my 2016 Christmas Card. Museums and Galleries are producing several other of my images too - saw some in Waterstones the other day.


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Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:53:03 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=20
The year http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=19 This time it was the year of the tomato. 


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Sat, 12 Nov 2016 15:30:23 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=19
Christmas Posting dates 2015 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=18


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Thu, 26 Nov 2015 15:51:05 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=18
Christmas cards 2015 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=17 Here are this year's Christmas cards. Some are for the National Trust, some for Museums and Galleries and the rest are my own personal ones. 


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Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:19:45 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=17
The Year http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=16 Every year I make an image of the year with whatever is around. 

One year it was apples, another, on holiday with friends, it was slices 

of melon. This year I made it out of autumn leaves. They look artificial

 but they are the real thing -  freshly collected.

This was for last year.


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Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:17:35 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=16
Flowers from my garden. http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=15 This is an old favourite of mine. I particularly like the way whoever made it hadn't measured it very well and the last word is a bit squashed.

These really are flowers from my garden.

I wish these were from my garden but they are from a lovely lady who sells wonderful bunches at the Uckfield Farmer's Market - Jenny Bacon from Fresh Cottage Garden flowers, Hammonds Green Cottage, Framfield. These are September and October's purchases.



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Tue, 27 Oct 2015 11:55:14 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=15
Shanghai http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=14


A new departure for me was a commission to do an image of the Pudong Shanghai skyline. Here is work in progress and the finished article.



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Mon, 26 Oct 2015 18:06:44 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=14
Christmas cards http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=13 This year's Christmas card, Winter Castle, is loosely based on Lewes.  We tobogganed, just like that, on the Paddock, many years ago. I am also having it made into a giclee print.


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Tue, 12 Nov 2013 17:22:08 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=13
Norfolk patterns http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=12 During an autumn break in Norfolk found an empty medieval church covered with ancient murals. All the other colours had faded leaving just the red. Then outside mosses and lichens.


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Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:36:20 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=12
New shelves http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=11 Have just unpacked some old treasures to put on my new shelves. Also the very last sweet peas and tomatoes.


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Fri, 18 Oct 2013 10:19:26 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=11
Picnic Tablecloth http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=10 Freshly washed and on the line. I found this treasure last week at a car boot sale.



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Thu, 17 Oct 2013 16:45:16 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=10
Easyart Leather Lane Event http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=9 It was a really beautiful autumn day.The pictures don't do it justice but the stalls that Easyart had set up looked lovely - all white with veg boxes from a greengrocer, painted white to display the goods. It was a great venue. Leather Lane is vibrant street market right in the city with good foodie stalls and clothes - Easyart's London Offices overlook the market.


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Tue, 01 Oct 2013 10:44:10 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=9
Work for the Shard http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=8

I was asked to produce some work for the shop at the Shard. These are the two images they chose. They are printed on small canvases - nice and easy to take home as souvenirs. I had a wonderful visit to the viewing platform and was almost overwhelmed by what I could see - it was almost too much to take in. It would be nearly impossible to try to make an image of the whole of London, so I narrowed it down to the river and bridges. The idea for the Shard at night came later, looking through my resource of scraps. I would still like to tackle the obvious view - The Tower of London, looking like a little toy fort with Tower Bridge and HMS Belfast in the foreground - perhaps another time.

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Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:08:54 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=8
collecting patterns http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=7 Patterns ranging from the 12th century to the 1960s found in Barcelona.


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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:09:51 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=7
the forecast is good http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=6 Getting ready to show some work at the Newhaven Coastguard Cottages this weekend and weather promises to be kind. It is such a pretty garden and there are lots more to see on the trail.

on the trail too.

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Tue, 30 Jul 2013 11:51:58 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=6
Collage cake http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=5

Crazy cake for a friend's birthday. Think I will stick to paper collage in future. The real thing looked better than the photo.

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Mon, 22 Apr 2013 11:20:03 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=5
Ready for the printers http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=4

Brighton is now finished, along with a stripey cat and a little bird, all ready to take to the printers.

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Wed, 10 Apr 2013 14:56:47 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=4
Work in progress http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=3

Here's my new picture - Brighton (not yet stuck down as I'm still working on the composition). This will be ready in plenty of time for the Brighton Festival in May, where I'll be exhibiting.  

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Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:56:42 +0000 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=3
Collage inspiration: Kurt Schwitters at The Tate Britain http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=2

I recently had a wonderful visit to the Kurt Schwitters exhibition at Tate Britain.

Kurt Schwitters  - really the master of collage.

He produced some true masterpieces but also with the passage of time, the materials he used have taken on a charm of their own - beautiful typography of ancient tickets and old fashioned sweet wrappers.

It is an inspiration and well worth a visit.


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Sun, 17 Jul 2011 19:22:52 -0600 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=2
Tissue Paper Collage http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=1 I love the simplicity and vibrant colours in this typographic collage. The video is pretty good too!


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Sat, 21 Aug 2010 20:57:24 -0400 http://www.janerobbins.co.uk/blog.php?d=1