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, September 23, 2021

Art this week

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Nike and Venus
Two of my ladies for TAD promt: Sculptures. Photoart! 
Even the rainbow is real. Created by the sun.

Hoopoe
Now the Hoopoe / Härfågel is painted with Tempera and acrylics. 
A4 watercolor paper.

Abstract Blues
Painted with Tempera and acrylic on A3 watercolor paper. 
The stripes glued on is made for gardenwork. Worked on paper too. 
😀


That will do for today. It is raining and I have a few things to do today. Some idiot stole my lock to the storage room in the basement. They stole the lock, and someone is apparently moving as my packing boxes are gone. I just don´t understand people!  😠

© NF Photo 210923

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Paint Party Friday     TAD      Mixed media

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Tag Tuesday Book paper

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Using Book paper!
The book paper is from a tourist guide. I will not go to Spain anymore I think so I cut a page in it. 
Yesterday I got the idea of puting the tag on my dried flowers. So, I created an arrangement on a paper plate I used during painting. Just to make use of things. 
😀


© NF Photo 210922

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Pop art, nature and fashion

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Pop art for TAD
Watercolor paper A4 stickers, stamps and skeches using some old schablons from when I worked on a design office at Scania heavy trucks!

Nature at work!
A4 watercolor paper adn stickers.


Hat fashion!
Photo work! The doll is mine and I created her outfit a few years ago. The hat is a photo of a Ink cap mushroom I photographed a week ago. You can say it is a "follow up" of a serie I created 4 years ago. 

"Girl in Ink cap skirt"



I made a sketch of the Eurasian hoopoe, hopefully I can paint it untill next week. But my sister is sick, not C, her stomack is not well, so I am on "standby" to help her when needed.

The hoopoe is quite common in central Europe. I have seen it flying but have no photos of it. This schetch was created from a photo online. Strangely it was my sister who indicated the bird. And she is no birder at all but she is visiting my IG. So, I thought I give it a try. 

© NF Photo 210916

Take care everyone!

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Some Minimal others not

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Leaf!
Minimalism för TAD this week. My photo altered in PS.

Circles!
This is the next step of a paper art background I made last week. The same as for the image below!
The butterflies are plastic cut outs. 
Tempera and stickers on A4 watercolor paper.

.......Painting!

Coffee Monkey, Thinking
I was pooring coffe on a A4 watercolor paper and named it The path. Then I happend to turn it 90 deg and it was a monkey! So, coffee monkey it is! 
😁

TagTiles!
I made this as a TAG. The leaf is glued to the paper but the tiles are just placed and photographed. Tiles are too heavy to glue on something.  Then created a new background in PS. 
And, used the leaf for Rains promt. The top image! 😁


© NF Photo 210909

Take care everyone! Try to have fun!

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Tile Tag Recycle and re-use

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Tile Tag!

This is kind of heavy. There is a place in the forest where there are a lot of crashed tiles. I brought home some of them to paint on. Now they do their job on a Tag. Unusual and not very useful, but I hope you like it!

😁

© NF Photo 210908

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Art the end of August

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Masked!
My version of TAD:s theme this week. Expressionism! Photoart using two of my photos.


The ocean!

This is what came out of the experiment last week. I started with putting Heavy gel medium here and there in the water part to create texture. Then glued some pieces of  lava rock to create rocky islets. Painted with only blue and white tempera color on A4 watercolor paper.


Opposites!
I named this Opposites as, when it dried, I saw water and fire! Waves and flames!
This is Tempera color and glitter on A3 watercolor paper. 


Bird! 
I thought I should try birds a little more so I started with one I thought would be easy. I was wrong. I have a lot to figure out! The original is a card I recieved from my granddaughter who studied in Australia for a year. The card is made as "paper filigram", it is stunning! Not sure what species it is. 




Two images from the past post. 
Volcano hummingbird!
Photowork using two images from my trip to Costa Rica many years ago. 


Look, a butterfly!
An oldie I created many years ago. Photoshop.


© NF Photo 210902

I am done for now. 
Take care everyone!

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Volcano hummingbird

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Volcano hummingbird

This is created from two of my images from my visit to Costa Rica in Feb 2011. We were shown a nest and it was not larger then my fist. Really tiny for two parents and three babies. 
Photoshop CS5


For Try it on Tuesday´s theme "Use book pages":
Look, a butterfly!



© NF Photo 110207 Photoart 210901

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Saturday, August 28, 2021

Sea shells

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Seasshells on door handle tag

Tempera paint in blue, stickers and 3 shells added. 


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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Rough and red

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Fly agaric!

Rain wanted it Rough today and actually pointed out one painted on sandpaper. As I have some I took a piece out adn started tp paint. As it is mushroom times I thought one would be easy to paint. 
Also for a TAG and MM

The red ribbon!

One day I soptted the red ribbon beside my sewing machine. And the brain started to work. I placed it on the CARBon black paper I have and then fetched a red pipe cleaner from a box. 

The red ribbon, next step!
Further developed. As I have a large black sheet of paper I placed it there and added a piece of birch bark, leaves and a pin that is a souvenier from Costa Rica. The pieces are not glued, just layed out and photographed. Not sure if it can go as Still life art?

Poppy in the wind!
A photo altered in photoshop!

My parents art combined!
 I have finally sewed on dads juniper pieces on my mothers landscape. It is now on my wall. 

Work in progress! Waiting for ideas of how to progress. I did place Heavy gel medium on A4 paper. And added some small pieces on it. It is now dry and ready for whatever comes next.
😁😇

It is raining outside and I have some cleaning to do. A good day for indoor work. 
Take care!


© NF Photo 210826

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Sunday, August 22, 2021

Poppy

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Poppy 
For the challenge Summer Blooms
I used Photoshop filters to alter one of my photos. 

© NF Photo 210823 


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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Reflection, tag and nature

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The frog prince!
I had painted a background. For Rains promt "Reflections" I added an old bookmark to it. 
I also made it a Tag. 

More Tags, one for Tag Tuesday promt blue and orange. 

I created a few small things, with the new colors.
A tag, a boat with tiny things in it and a piece of rock from Yellowstone. When I visited the park 30 years ago they did still sell pieces of the rock. Last time I visited they had come to their senses. They can´t sell the Canyon to the tourists. Piece by piece the canyon would dissappear. 

Yellowtone rock art. 
I continued the piece with some grass and gravel. Painted on a photo paper 10x16 cm

And last, but not least life in the seaweed. 
Life in a alien ocean!

This was a surprise as I painted the blue as a curtain. But when it dried and I looked at it "upsiddown" it looked like seaweed. Blue instead of green, so what? I added some glittering sticky fish. 
Painted on A4 paper. 


© NF Photo 210819

I skip the worlds problems today. You all know it. Just take care. 

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Monday, August 16, 2021

A simple tag

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© NF Photo 1904xx

Keep it simple challenge!

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