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, June 17, 2021

Invented color

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Todays theme at Rains is Inventions, below is my take on that 😇
First I created my own visor for protecting me from the Corona virus. It worked 
😁

Second, I "invented" a new color to paint with. It is created from the settling when making my own red wine. I always liked the color from that and used to photograph it in my bathtub when cleaning the the container. And made some digital work on that. This time I added some vinegar to it to avoid mold. 

Old time shutters!
In old times they did not have that much glas windows so for protection they used wooden shutters.

This one is created on A3 watercolorpaper using the red wine settlings and acrylic colors.
It was a lot of paint on that paper and it buckled heavily. I thought it was ruined. Also when it dried it cracked. It is impossible to flatten it so it can never go into a frame. But I like it!



Close up abstract of the above.
This is the lower right part of the painting to show the cracks. It is, kind of, a landscape of it´s own. 

Wine flower!

As I had a lot of leftover color I started to paint the flower. But the soft background happend in Photo shop. 



Wheat field abstract!
Photoshop from photo.

© NF Photo 210617

This is all for now. Hope everyone is healthy and not too hot. Over here we expect heat the comming days. Take care!

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Thursday, June 10, 2021

Wet, dry and air

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In the water
For Rains promt this week. Created on a wooden plate I found at DOLLARSTORE. 
Heavy medium gel and nature pieces, gravel and shell and a small piece of plant. 

Desert life. Hot and dry!
Diecut and Acrylic paint on A4 watercolor paper  

Hearts and butterflies!
Diecut and Acrylic paint on A4 watercolor paper. And a little PS work to connect them. 


Pigeons in flight!
Digial work. My grass photo and some Shapes of a piegeons that´s altered. 

After the flood it is now hot and dry. And summer seem to be in full swing. A bit too early!
😕


Take care everyone. 

© NF Photo 210610


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Thursday, June 3, 2021

Hand in hand

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Today I was using some older pieces and altered them a bit to fit todays Hand challenge. 
Hand in hand brings light!
My hand hodlding the hand you have seen before. A useful piece for artwork. 

Dressage in my hand!


Holding the Blue Crystal World in my hand!



Maori cave art!

This piece is painted on watercolor paper A4. Orange background is watercolor. The caveart is painted with acrylic color. This caveart I have on a T-shirt from New Zeeland that bought on a visit many years ago. I love it and was thinking of painting it for a while now. Now I figured out how to get the pattern from the T-shirt to the paper. Still, I made a mistake. I forgot that I have thinner brushes. The "hands" would look better painted with a thin brush. But next time I will. There is a lot of rock art in the world so, maybe, I will do more of them. 😍  

© NF Photo 210603 

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Thursday, May 27, 2021

Cupcake and bubble wrap

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For Black and white, the last three images!

My favorite Cupcake
for Rains TAD

Chockolate solidier!  
Brown Akleja on my balcony

My shell collection on acrylic painted background called Pool!


Peacocks at the Pool!
Die cuts on acrylic painted paper

Stamped!
I found my old stamp with my name, so after testing the bubble wrap I stamped my name on it. and added some small things. This is black CarbOn paper, A4, and as I thought the pattern looked a bit like mountains I came up with the one below. 

Deers in the night!


Finally for Mosaic Monday:
Bubble wrapped deer
Working with the deer abow  I put the stencil over the bubble wrap. And liked it so I took some shots and created the Mosaic. 

 And that is the final work for today!

© NF Photo 210527

 If you like to see me and my siblings visiting the Giraffe exhitibtion go to: Sibings and giraffe

Keep safe everyone. 

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Paint Party Friday    Rains TAD    BWW    Mosaic Monday

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Thursday, May 20, 2021

Some different things

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Sunset candies for TAD
I think I have shared them before and I still have them. :) 

Fluid flower
 painted on a disposable plate
Acrylic color flow over a baking tin

Light bulb woman or Butterfly lady?   
Your choise!
The light bulb on my roof lamp broke. I was about to throw it to recycling when I thought to have some fun with it. First I painted the face with acrylic color. It sits on napkin holders. 
I fetched my flashlight and turned of the roof light. 
And, voila! I have a butterfly lady. 

Birch canopy in spring!
PS edit from photo


© NF Photo 190520

I hope everyone is fine. I will get my second vaccine next week. 
My problem right now is the pollen. It has been raining a lot, and chilly, and the pollen stayed on the trees. Then the sun dried it all up and the wind blow the pollen around. I dusted my car three times yesterday to be able to see through the windows. My black jacket changed color to something dusty! And my eyes are sore. 😭


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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Cookies, wood and other things

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A coot for Mosaic Monday

Gingerbread cookies

Raspberry jam cookie and juniper wood pieces placed on a slate!  
Cookies for Rains tad. 


Juniper wood pieces and aspen leaves
Andrea wanted to know what the Juniper wood pieces looked like as my dad created them.
So, Andrea, these are for you 
👵

Sticky Tack Lady, found on a small plastic mug with a lid on it. 
Not sure why I put it there.  😕
Placed on the same slate as the wood above. Strange, I did not see it until two days ago. 

Stepping stone
Gravel plate, PS edited. 


Finally a mute swan in the Blues!
Photo manipulation


© NF Photo 210513

If you visit my other blog you already know I am quite disturbed to what they do to our forest.
It is HERE if you want to see. 
The post above that one shows how the City comes to life again. 
I´m healthy and it seems like restrictions will be lifted a bit soon. 

Take care everyone!

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Our Library and Art Gallery has reopened

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Cake for Rains theme this week. Acrylic paint.
I baked a cake! But I can´t eat it!  😕

Coffefilter butterfly! 
Painted and glued on two A4 papers. Acrylics and watercolor

Painted Juniper buttons carved by my late father. Acrylic paint!
I have many of them to paint on if I want. 😀


© NF Photo 210506


Our Library and Art Gallery has reopened, with restrictions of course. 

This first exhibition at the reopened Art Gallery is named Collection
Thomas Karlsson share giraffe and birds. Those animals are huge. I can almost walk below their bellies. 


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Thursday, April 29, 2021

A tribute to my parents

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A tribute to my parents - En tribut till mina föräldrar
My mothers painting and my fathers Juniper wood work
© NF Photo 210429

Today I thank Rain for the theme Gates and Fences. I finally know what to do with my parents artwork.
My mother loved to paint in oil and my father loved woodwork. Especially in Juniper wood. 
Today I combined the Autumn forest and the Juniper pieces of wood. 
I wrote their names on the base of the gate. 
So far the wood is only placed upon the canvas. Now I have to figure out how to attach them permanently.


I have been fooling around with Geli printing a bit this week. As I don´t have a geli plate I used a transparent, plastic cutting board.

I photographed each stages on the work. First shot is the background painted on the board. Then let it dry. Next I painted a flower on top of it. And the blue stripes. 
Image 4 shows the result of having plastic folie on top of the wet color. And ripping it off. 
For image 5 I had to spray water on the board as the basic layer were dry. And they need to be wet. 
I put a sheet of watercolor paper on top of the wet color. Pressed it down to capture the wet color. And lifted it slowly. 

Geli pinted flower on Watercolor paper A4
If you wonder why the final image is turned the other way it is because when you paint on the geli board, you paint the negative and turn it to positive in the last stage. 


Had some fun with coffee filter too. Might be the same flower as above! 
😉



Take care everyone. It is chilly today, spring is slow, and I have a heater blowing some warmth. 

© NF Photo 210429



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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Future and swipe

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The Future!
One thing I wish for in a near future is for the Library to open. Painted with acrylic on Photopaper! And a pen with white ink!

Waterfall!
Tested if a swipe with acrylics would work on the photopaper I have. This is just a small one. Taking the image into Photoshop I decided to "steal" the copper color and fill the background to see what it would look like. 


A little This and that!
Acrylics on photopaper

© NF Photo 210422

Vaccinated! 
Yep! I got my  first shot this Tuesday. It was not me if I did not take any shots. Follow the link to my photoblog if you want to see. 
😁

A sidenote: It started to snow again a few minutes ago. 
Not fun after having a few days with almost summer. 😒

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Coils, twirls and mosaic

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Hi guys! Today I start with what I painted and finish with a coil mosaic. 

Heartfully recorded!
On a single song old fashioned vinyl record disc. Acrylic color and die cut´s. "Framed" in PS!

Windy!
It has been windy for a while now and I thought I´d try to catch the motion. Captured with the tools I used. Acrylic on sketch paper A4.

Twirly Mosaic
During the years I created quite a lot of swirls and twirls from my photos. I thought it was a good idea to share some of them. Hope you like them. Even the Mosaics backgound is a twirl. 



© NF Photo 210415

I hope this day finds everyone great and in good health!

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