Welcome to
Monica Johansson and NatureFootstep.com
I am interested in nature photography and photo art and travels
as much as I can to find new areas to document.
I have many blogs and below you find links to them.

Photo and PhotoArt blogs
NatureFootstep Photography and PhotoArt
Image files:  File 1,    File 2,   File 3,    File 4,   File 5

Bildverkstan - Image workshop
Image files:   Bildverkstan/Image workshop       Creative playroom ART

NatureFootstep World   Image file:  NF World

Birds blogs
NF European birds    Image files:  File 1,  File 2,  File 3
Birds around the world, Honolulu, Norway, Iceland, Japan    Image files: Around the world,   part of Japan birds
Birds in Costa Rica  Image files: Costa Rica
Birds in Morocco  Image files: Morocco
Birds in Queensland, Australia  Image files: File 1    File 2 


Thursday, October 22, 2020

A little of this and that

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This is for TAD this week. the theme this week is "Urban Legends". In my town there is an old story about the Troll at Gatstuberg! The only "mountain" we have. I could not find the actual story but it was fun to see that the Djulö Mansion made an ice cream of it. 



Maple
Obviously I was not done with the leaves and fall! On the plate I arranged a set of maple seeds. We call them "noses" as you can open them and fasten them on your nose. 
I also did a balloon pressure with tempera color on a maple leaf. It took a long time for it to dry and it wanted to fold itself. When dry I glued it to a CARBon black paper. A4

As the balloon was full of colors from the leaf above I made another pressure on a sketch paper A5



Below is some digital artwork
Digital alteration of a Tulip tree

Several years ago I glued eyelashes to eggshells. 
This day the sun reflected rainbow colors through a vase with water to my shelf below.
I positioned the eggs to the colors. 


The blue ribbon
I noticed the light coming through the ribbon.


Chilly today and raining. I think that finally our groundwater level will be restored 😄

And, on Saturday night we switch to Normal time again. 
Hopefully for the last time. If EU dare take the decision. 
Take care everyone!

© NF Photo 201022


Blogger is messing up again!
Today I was confused when I was supposed to create this post. Blogger took me to my other blogg where I was not supposed to post. Finally I found that I now have to CHOSE what blog I want to create a post in! 
Never happened before. It used to take the blog I was working on. Just wanted to say it happened to if anyone else. It seems like GOOGLE /Blogger don´t want to work with several blogs anymore. They want to make it ONE blog. It is the same with the image files. You have to be careful to not get everything in one huge pile!


Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday     Rains TAD

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Spirit and leafs

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The waterspirit 
For Rains TAD this week about Supernatural. Photo edit in PS. The spirit is my granddaughter. The waterfall is Skogafoss in Iceland. 


Below is a set of Autumn leaves. Watercolor, coffee and leafs on watercolor paper A4
    
Autumn leaves 1
Walking in nature looking for leaves I realized not all autumn leafs are yellow, orange and red. 
Also I noticed the backside is sometimes very beautiful.


Autumn leaves 2
This is the backside of different dark leafs. Looks very much like lace. 
    

Autumn leaves 3
Had to find some autumn colors too.


And, my little workstation crowded with stuff for Autumn leaves 3. 


© NF Photo 201015

The Pandemic seem to start all over again so I hope everyone is still safe. I am. No "C" in the forest. And I found a new place to go yesterday. Will share some images later on, on my other blog. 

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday   Rains TAD     Mixed Media

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Not that inspired this week

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Howling in the night!
Sticker and tempera paint on A4 Carbon paper

Autumn leafs
Digital edit in PS

I tried my best on a Scarecrow for Rains this week.  It seems to me that the scarecrow is not happy with the result. Wax crayons on note paper.
Well, I can´t draw and are not used to crayons either. 


© NF Photo 201008

This week has been more of an annoyance then fun so not much to share today. 
It is windy and chilly today and leaves are falling fast. Soon trees are bare again. 

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts of:
Paint Party Friday  Rains TAD

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

Mixed compote

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The Bauer trolls cave
This is for Rains theme this week. The background is a photo from a place in my town. It is from the entry of an underground safety place in case of war. The government can be safe in there in case of war. 
The Troll with the rain deer´s was painted by Swedish artist John Bauer. (1882-1918) He and his family drowned when they went with a Steamer a stormy day on lake VĂ€ttern. A sad story!


This is an old painting I did really not like. I throw some black on it and then I liked it better.

Fern
Mixed media. Board 21x30cm
While the black paint was still wet on the board above I placed a leaf of  fern on it and ended up with a completely different thing. The fern is now glued on the painting. 
😊

I was at Dollarstore and found the wolf sticker for car windows. Coming home I happened to put it on one of my fluid balloon works. Thought it looked cool so I took a shot. 
   

Coaster 

Coaster 2


Fall

On Dollarstore I also found some coasters to be used for beer it said. I thought it could be used as stencils. 
For the first two I placed the coasters on photo paper and poured color on them then just let them dry. It was fun to see how the color kind of shrank and revealed the coasters as it dried. They are now stuck to the paper. 

For the last one "Fall" I painted the fan-like structure with watercolor on sketch paper A5. Then I painted a coaster on the back, it was 4 of them, with black tempera color. And made the grey print in the corner. And then a stencil, pen and watercolor for the rest.  

And....that was all for today folks!
😎

Hope you all are well. Staying away from "C", fires and hurricanes. That would be great!


© NF Photo 201001

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Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday   Rains TAD

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

Crops and farming and............

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Rains TAD is about crops and farming today. Nice I thought, I have a lot of that. But, sometimes the more you have makes you trapped. My brain got a meltdown. Not fun! And the images I searched for I did not find. Luckily I had a few beforehand I can share. 

This is a manipulated image of rye or barley. Not sure which. It s´was shut at a field after a rainfall. 


This is Oats. Photographed and manipulated this summer.


Grass a rainy day manipulated in both Topaz and Photoshop. I like it, wish I could paint like this 
😄

I painted this background several days ago. And then my mind was blank. 
But this morning I finally dared to paint some oats on it! 
Watercolor on A4 watercolorpaper. 


This young farmer is me. It is an old shot of course I was probably just 8 years old. 
I worked on it in a sketching software I have and made it a painting. 
Hat and jeans! The outfit has not changed much. But nowadays I need something on top. 


Wounded tree!
Sometimes when trees are wounded and sap are running it can be a very beautiful abstract. 
This is pretty much the true colors. Just slightly enhanced. I cropped the image and mirrored it. 


© NF Photo 200924



Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday       Rains TAD

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Paint and photo work, hard soft and wet

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Oslo!
This is created from an image when I was on a train in Oslo, Norway, going north. 
I took a quick shot through the window and played with it later. It is created by two images of the same shot. One rotated 180 deg to create this architecture for Rains TAD. (to be honest I created it a few years back) 

Grebe abstract  (photowork)


The wawe
Tempera paint on A5 photopaper


Flowers on blue
Tempera paint on Photopaper A4. 

Flowers on blue
Tempera paint on Photopaper A4. 
This is the same as above but my lamp was on. I liked the effect so I share that as well. I think if would be nice as a photo poster. 


Blue eye!
I was bored one day and so I played around a bit with water, soap and drops of oil. And, this happened. 


© NF Photo 200917

A special thanks to Rain as she takes the time to do the challenged despite her blog break. 
Hope your plans are going as planned. 
Take care everyone. 

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday   Rains TAD

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Eyes and ears and nature

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Lily of the valley
This is a photo of the berries and dry leaves of Lily of the Valley. For balance I added some other dry leaves. 

Wild life in the sea
Photo manipulation. This was a duck from the start, now I see Dolphins  😀


Eyes and ears for Rains
Horus eye
Watercolor on A4 paper and a cutout eye. 


The eye!
Watercolor on A5 sketch paper. My first eye ever. 


This is supposed to be an ear. But I see a ghost.  😂
I did this one before the eye as a test on how sketch paper and pencils would work.  


© NF Photo 200910 

Today I will visit my daughter in her garden. My grand daughter will also be there. 
It is my daughters birthday tomorrow. It was totally ruined on the 9/11 event. You are reminded of that every time it is her birthday. I wonder how many birthdays the C will destroy?

Create happy art. 

Take care everyone!

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
Paint Party Friday        Rains TAD

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