The forest is dressed for Christmas. The withered stalks bend over the snow.
Festive color is white. Everything is ready for the Silent Night.
Walking in the forest is like walking in a three-dimensional art work. One can also focus on small objects from nature. Soili Arha is internationally known artist who makes her own art from nature. The examples are from larger works in the book Tekstiilitaidetta luonnosta (Textile art from nature. Soili Arha and Teija Isohauta. Maahenki 2015).
I visited Sinisen Saimaan taideinstituutti (private art institute by Saimaa lake).
Katja Antonoff and some other artists organize art courses there during summer time.
During the courses the students visit also at famous rock paintins of Astuvansalmi.
The place is the most picturesque and delightful, and it is located at the historical Himalansaari area.
The old church belongs to the historical area.