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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 

Monday, January 2, 2023

Happy New Year

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Selfie art Journal, "Using a photo" 
Giggling, this is, kind of weird. For the moment it is my "artworkdesk". There are different pieces of nature, paintings, background horses. A matchbox, a CD with a photo of me and my reflected fingers  pretends to hold it. 

I think that covers it. 😎😇

This is my new calendar. 

There are no photos or images on the sheets so you have to create them yourself. 
And, when I bought it I did not see there were two of them. 
So, now I will have a lot to create for the entire year of 2023. 

You might be tired of them after a few months. 
Hm, almost forgot, for January I used dry lichen to glue on and a photo of the firework on New Years Eve. 
Cladonia rangiferina, also known as reindeer cup lichen

And Finally, My crying angel, not crying anymore. 
She wishes you a beautiful and creative New Year 2023

Monica / NatureFootstep

© NF Photo 230102

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Art Journal Journey   TADD     FFO

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  1. Love your selfie art desk - super fun and creative!!! Love the angel too - great midst and splashes. Have fun with that calendar - so many possibilities.

  2. I like how you created your page Monica. The idea of the bits and pieces on your art desk is clever. What a fun way to start the new year. Your other pieces are interesting to view too. I wonder why your angel is crying. Gott Nytt Ar. Sorry, I'm not sure how to add the ring over the a in ar. Thanks for joining us at AJJ for Mia's challenge. hugs-Erika

    1. I will explain a little about the Angel later on. About the letter Å. you need a Swedish keybord to do that. We have three more letters in the Swedish alphabet, Åå Ää and Öö

  3. Such wonderful art ! Love the reflected fingers holding the portrait! Thanks for sharing for Mia's AJJ theme, Happy New Year, hugs, Chrisx

  4. I love your art desk collage Monica.
    Wishing you a happy new year.

  5. a great idea with your selfie photo and the cd and the holding hand and other things. The crying angel is touching!
    Calendar sheets will definitely be fun for you and the first sheet is very beautiful with the braids.
    I wish you a happy new year! Hugs Elke

  6. How clever using your reflected fingers to hold your picture ... a great art desk. I am sure it will be inspiring as you make your monthly art for your calendar. I love the lichen ... when I see it on a tree it looks so artsy and on your calendar page it has the same effect. It has been a fun year, Monica and I look forward to more fun in 2023 ... we have been doing this together for awhile :) Wishing you a wonderfully warm and creative New Year, my friend ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

  7. Happy belated New Year. I LOVE how you used a selfie for your Art Journal Journey entry, dear Monica. Thanks for sharing it. You have some great art, too.


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