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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 


Friday, October 11, 2019

On my wall in the hall

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On my wall in the hall

I finally got to the point when I start to hang my art on the walls. I chose the wall between kitchen and bedroom for the circular ones. And added the rectangular one that was created with the circular one above it.

Made a quick test of some "patterns" on my shelf. CARBON A4 paper and white tempera. 


BOKEH LAKE
This is digital and quite impossible to describe the process. Many images and techniques used. For short it is a blurred branch in front of a blurred lake 
© NF Photo 191011

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Friday, October 4, 2019

Messed up fluid

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 This week I created a Barbie goes by Train image for a Train challenge
Photoshop

 This was really a messed up one taht turned out OK. It is a canvas 21x30 cm and not compleately dry.

I also created two circular fluids dia30cm and was playing around a bit with patterns. 
© NF Photo 191004 


I borrowed a book at the Library, COLOUR. a workshop for artists and designers. Seems very interesting and made me whish I was younger. At my age everything seem to be "to late" but I think I can use some of the knowledge in the book. Mainly about blending and light. đŸ˜ŽđŸ€”

Sun is shining today and it seem to be a fine, slightly chilly and fresh autumn day. So, I will take a long walk.  😃

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Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Barbie going by train

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Barbie leaving a train
© NF Photo 191001

This is made from two of my own photos. Barbie and an old train in my town.


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Friday, September 27, 2019

Mermaid Squad

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Mermaid Squad 
canvas20x30 cm
© NF Photo 190927

Still wondering what I shall do now when exhibition is over. Don´t think I will paint much more, there are too many canvases in my apartment and no place to hang them. But I still have a few new ones that will need some paint. So, I guess I am not finished yet.

This week I went through some stuff I bought a few month ago and came across the mermaid stickers. So, I started to work with them. First I laid them out on carbon paper but decided to give them a background with their own colors. I used a foam brush I had still not used and liked the patterns it gave. Think it looks like waves so very suitable here. :)

Then I glued the stickers on the canvas and learned I should have wet them first. Now they lived a life of their own on the canvas :)  But I managed to get them mostly flattened.

Hope everyone is fine as fall has arrived up north and spring "down under", both colorful seasons.


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Friday, September 20, 2019

Photoart today

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Miniature landscape

Flight
© NF Photo 190920

The exhibition is over and my head is empty. Almost 4 weeks seemed to have drained me. As the library is in my town I want to visit a while every day to talk to whoever visit. It is fun to see what they like and think about it.

First image today is a shot in the forest. Almost a SOOC (straight out of camera) image.
The second one "Flight" is a composite with 4 images from 2 countries I visited, Costa Rica and Japan.

Fall is around the corner with fresh air. I love it!

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Bubble wrap fun and a cat

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The following was using a bubble wrap to create the patterns
 the starting paint on a glazed tile


pressing the bubble wrap on the glazed tile

Before I used the bubble wrap I pressed a canvas on the tile creating a mirror image of it.


finally I used the color on the bubble wrap to "paint" a CARBON paper and an acrylic one.  You can see many of the colors get lost on the CARBON paper. And changed the feeling of it.



 Lastly I had some digital fun with a cat I photographed, This time I used Topaz to do it. I find it relaxing after spending many hours at the library.

© NF Photo 190913

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Friday, September 6, 2019

Tiny wooden boats and a little PS

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This is what the final exhibition looks like. Just a little is missing to the right. 
One more week to go, then it is over.


People seem to like the small wooden boats so I created a few more. These are shorter then the other one. I share before and after the balloon pressing.  I think that this would be fun for teachers in school to do with their students. Easy to do, not that much sloppy and fun. And it is useful to keep small things in. 




Finally, 2 more works in Photoshop.


© NF Photo 190906

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Friday, August 30, 2019

Wave and exhibition plans

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A dragonfly got Twisted in Photoshop
Who knew it could look like that 😊

Did set up the display case yesterday. But seeing the shot now I think I will change it.
The canvases seem crowded and need to be moved "downstairs"

Wooden boats and balloon prints
Just some testing. Would see if it was possible to use the balloon in those small wooden boats. They are really made for serving vegetables for dinner.
Last time I played with Sprinklers they lost colors when getting into  the tempera color. This time I sprayed them with fixative first and let them dry before I added them to the glue. It worked

The actual exhibition starts Monday. So far I mainly played around sharing old pieces and test objects in the additional time I had. Having fun with it. 😎😊
Still to close to summer so, not much people around. Hopefully more visitors next two weeks.

© NF Photo 190830

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Headstart of exhibition and crop

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I found this image from a rainy field in my files looking for a bird and decided to play around a bit with it. 
 © NF Photo 140630

I added a BOKEH texture of mine and this is the result.
© NF PhotoArt 190823

I, sort of, got myself in a fun situation. As I mentioned earlier I will have an exhibition in the library starting  190902.

Monday evening I got an email. Due to changes this place will be empty until you start your exhibition. Do you want to use it???? 
They don´t like empty walls :)

Instead of 2 weeks I got almost 4.  Sure I want 

As the layout for the planned exhibition is not yet finished I quickly decided to use the extra time to play around with. I grabbed some pieces and went to the library next morning. When there I realized most of the posters was from Yellowstone 3 years ago. And my bird poster. Day 2 I added some of the chain pulls and pours. I have warned people on an INFO-paper that this time the walls will change constantly until the planned exhibition is set up.

This morning I thought I will use the board to the left to share some of my testing canvases. You never see test or unfinished objects in exhibitions so I think I will do that. Will be cool to see peoples reactions.

Fall is slowly arriving and kids are back to school.  Hope everyone is healthy and fine.

© NF Photo 190823

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Preparing for exhibition

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NatureFootstep "Gott o blandat"  (Approx (Good and mixed")
This image will be used for advertising and header on FB, Instagram and local papers.

Poppy
One of our Mansions have a gorgeous flower field right now. Colors enhanced otherwise unchanged.

I think I will call this "Lost in space."
It is not yet finished. If it turns out as I want it I will include it to the Exhibition.
It is a canvas 40x30 cm. The orange stuff is a tangle of thin metal wire I found overrun by cars in the street. I liked the look of it. I glued 2 golden earth maps on the canvas. My concern now is how to fasten the tangle. I have got golden threads from a friend so I think I will sew the tangle to the canvas. I just have to make a test before I do. I don´t want to spoil it :) I also think of adding "Sprayed white stars" But not sure about it. What do you think??

© NF Photo 190816

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

NatureFootstep Monica Johansson News BÄTTRE KONST

NEWS!
 NF/MJ in BĂ€ttre Konst

190916
End of exhibition, packed and ready for transport back home
© NF PhotoArt 190917



190902 
NatureFootstep "Gott & Blandat is up. 
Welcome to visit at Hörnan in Katrineholms Library




190824
Due to changes in he Libraies plans the space was empty and I was asked if I would like to start early?  Of ccourse, now I get almost 4 weeks to share my art instead of two. The first period I will share older art and photography as the layout for "NF Gott & Blandat" is not yet ready.

190820 
Exhibition Gott & Blandat 2-16 sept 2019 




NatureFootstep  Monica Johansson
News BÄTTRE KONST




HĂ€r kommer meddelanden om mig.

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© NF Photo 190813

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Friday, August 9, 2019

Testing and exhibition

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These are my contribution to Gallery KIKK:s exhibition themed "Microcosmos"
This exhibition ends Aug 14th


Seascape!
This is a test to see what it will look like on my upcoming exhibition in the Library. I have the canvases and the scallops and they are a bit fragile. I got the aquarium a while ago from a friend and thought I might use it to "cover" them. And, hopefully make it more interesting.
This will probably be my last exhibition so I would like it to "stand out".

Flight to the heavens!
This dragonfly is created by an Industrial artist I know. I visited it and noticed the sun was right in it´s belly.  Can´t resist such a thing. :)  When I studied the image at home I was surprised to see a rainbow above it´s head. Used a filter in Photoshop to create the look on the clouds.

Sailing!
This is two sailing boats to start with. Twisted and filtered in Photoshop.


© NF Photo 190809

Sun is shining today and it is not that hot. At least not yet. It is still morning in Sweden. I can notice the fall is soon here.


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