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 


Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Happy New Year

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The challenge for Tag Tuesday this time is, yes, Time and clocks

For TAD: My favorite scenes from Santas Workshop. (Disney!)

Winter over abandoned barn.
photoedit!

The Leap!
Background fingerpainting with acrylics and tempera and tape used to create it. 
The deer is a sticker you can put on windows. So, right now it is placed on my window.  
A4 paper


Golden Motion
Tempera and acrylics on 20x20 canvas. 


© NF Photo 211228

I hope everyone is fine and fit to celebrate a New Year which we all hope will see the end of Covid. 
Take care, we are not out of the woods yet!
And be careful with fireworks. It is beautiful but animals, and I, dont like the sound of them. 



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

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Thursday, December 23, 2021

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

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My FB cover duing christmas and New Year

My altered Amaryllis!


Greetings from our library!




Well, Rain wantd to see what future Christmas have! I bet it will be something like this one! 
Santa riding a dragon! Virtual reality! An image from the net combined with my santa.

© NF Photo 211223

Merry Christmas everyone!

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

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Thursday, December 16, 2021

Xmas is coming

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A Christmas TAG for Tag Tuesday. Paint and stickers on a tag.

For TAD´s promt "Christmas today" my santa wears a mask. Guess you know why? Photowork and filters.

A CD -world
I made a fluid art on a small CD record. Using tempera colors. The yellow "frame" is only the plastic folie I put below it to capture overflowing colors. But I was careful not to let the color overflow so the yellow tone comes from the lamp. 


Autumn background
Tempera/acrylics on A3 watercolorpaper

Autumn leaves!
Dried leaves glued on the above background. I picked the leaves when they had this lace-like look. Flattened them on paper, with a weight  on to keep them flat and dried them.
Now I should really need a frame to avoid bending them. 



Digtally altered Amaryllis, 


Covid has messed up again. Many will have problems with Christmas celebrations. 
Myself I already met my family last week so I am fine. 
Take care everyone




© NF Photo 211216

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

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Thursday, December 9, 2021

Message from the past

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Little Ingrid is my grandmother, born 1904. 

And this above,is her early christmas greatings. 
Last time I met her I asked her to recieve her Postcard files. I had already copied her albums. And she gave it to me. Soon after that she passed away. 
Now it is such a nice memory of her. 
The photo of her probably from 1920. 
💝💖

Snowfall!
Another promt this week is Snowflake for TIOT, so I created a snowfall. Canvas 40x40 cm and stickers.

Alien butterfly world!
Longing for sommer?? Here is one for you. 
Painted on A4 paper using Tempera, sawdust and stickers. 

Ocean!

Not sure if I am done with this or if it is a "work in progress", 
What I was thinking about from the start was "Milky seas, also called mareel"
But I kind of like how this turned out. So, continue or make another is the big question??
© NF Photo 211209

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

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Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Moon and Gingerbread

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This fortnight Tag Tuesday wants us to create something that starts with the first letter in our first name.
Ny first name is Monica, so I choose the Moon. I made the mistake to choose images before I realized it was for a tag, so I added a bow to the first image to make it a Tag. 
 










This week TAD have gingerbread as promt. I have done some ballon art this week so I took some color and dropped it on the cookie. Then pushed the balloon on it. You see the result below. But, as I used acrylic paint I am NOT going to eat them. 
😎
If you want to eat them, use icing suger and food colors. 

Paint still wet. 


Paint dried on the ginger bread cookie. 
© NF Photo 211201

Today I have got my third vaccin for Covid so now I must be very much protected. 
We have our first real frosty days. Very beautiful outside. 

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

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Winter Wonder land

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This fortnight Try it on Tuesdays Challenge is  Winter Wonderland. 
Weather outdoors don´t inspire to any winter scenery so I went through my files.
This is what I came up with. 

Fuji in winter
Canvas 20x20 mixedmedia 190322


Reindeer
© NF Photo 150309


Winterland on scallop
Mixed media 191113


© NF Photo 211126

Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
TIOT

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AEDM day 26-30

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This is a post where I will ad one piece a day, day 26-30 of AEDM2021. Welcome!
Happy AEDM everyone and thanks for visiting. 
💝


My favorite colors!

Today are the last day of AEDM 2021 and I managed to join every day. Today I decided to just play around with my favorite colors to finish off the challenge. 
Acrylics and tempera on watercolor paper A4

Thanks everyone for visiting. 
💝💖



Orange garden

Painted on green paper A4 with acrylics, tempera. Using pencils, stencil and fingers. 



Winterland on scallop

Mixed media 191113




Fuji on a canvas!

Mixed media 20x20 cm



Walking in the tunnel of nature!

AEDM211126


© NF Photo 211126

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Linking up with the following memes. My thanks to the hosts:
AEDM 2021

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Monday, November 22, 2021

AEDM 2021 day 22-26

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This is a post where I will ad one piece a day, day 22-25 of AEDM2021. Welcome!
Happy AEDM everyone and thanks for visiting. Tomorrow will be a new post. 
💝


Stripes in my window. For TAD:s promt this week.

Hot coffee? Use a fan to cool it!
Coffe background and a fan.

AEDM 211125     TAD     PPF


Coffee time!
Painted with coffee and tempera on A3 watercolor paper. 
Added dry leaves.  And...I have some new stencils. 😁



Swan in frosty forest!

Photo art, 2 images combined in Photoshop. I took both yesterday. I saw this tiny Frostforest and then the swan standing in a frosen lake. 
© NF Photo 211122

Still cold outside today! 




Sunset Goldfinch!
Two of my images combined and worked on in Photoshop
Happy AEDM everyone!


© NF Photo 211122

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AEDM 22-

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Thursday, November 18, 2021

Whirling and black

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Rains promt today are Wisps and Winds. This is what I came up with. Hope you like it!

Whirling stringpull!
This was a test to see if this chainpull can be used on photopaper! It worked. A bit different then canvas, but I can do it. A paper can be stored in a file. A canvas can not. It buckled a lot and I also had tejp in the cornes. 
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For the following three peices I used decorsand I painted black and used as texture.

Black!
All black Tempera on bord 31x22,5cm The light grey is mostly beause of the light. I moved the camera around to get the lit part in the center. 

Deer!
Canvas 18x11,5cm. I used a template to place the sand that creates the deers. 
Then painted them with gold and silver. 

Ocean beach with lavaformations. 
Watecolor paper A4, black sand and painted with tempera and acrylic.


© NF Photo 211118

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

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Monday, November 15, 2021

AEDM 2021 day 15-21

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This is a post where I will ad one piece a day day 15-21 of AEDM2021. Welcome!
Happy AEDM everyone and thanks for visiting
💝

This is the last of the entries for AEDM this week. Tomorrow will be a new one. 
Welcome!


Ocean lava beach!

Watercolorpaper A4 painted with tempera and acrylics. Decorated with the rest of hth decorsand I painted. 

AEDM 20211121

Deer!
 The deer is created with the black-painted decorsand using a template. Then painted with gold and silver. 
Canvas 12x18cm

AEDM 20211120


Black!
Only black paint used. For photo I turned the panel around to get the daylight reflection in the center. 
Painted on Panel using tempera and blackpainted decorsand. 30x22cm

AEDM 20211119




Birch-bark Tag
In a flowershop I found these beautiful birch-barks hearts. They are attatched to a canvas 20x20cm

Linking to: 
AEDM 20211118      and     TAG Tuesday

Chainpull in progress! (not yet dry)
As my walls are full I can´t really create any large canvases anymore. This is a test of creating a chainpull on a A4 size photopaper. It worked. Different from the canvases but quite OK. 

AEDM 20211117


 Visted the park of Säfstaholms Castle a couple of days ago.
They have beautiful fountains.
AEDM 20211116

 Ocean Abstract
AEDM 20211115

This is kind of an "happening". This was one of my mothers paintings. Not her best I have to mention. I have her better ones on my walls. :) 
The canvas is 55x58cm.  I started painting it over with black tempera. I liked how the top part turned out. Moms painting shines through a bit. So I left it like that. That way it is both hers and mine.
 I really had no idea of what I would do with it so I poured on a little blue paint while it was still wet and went from there.I also used acrylics for the gold and green. .

It was quite tricky to photograph. The colors faded in too much light. It needs a bit darkness to skine. 
© NF Photo 211115

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AEDM 2021 

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