In the past even this plant ( Stagshorn, Lycopodium clavatum, katinlieko) has been used for weaving small objects as trivets (pannunalunen).
Lichen looks like jewel.
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.
We had a paintig day (Suomen kuvataiteen päivä 10.7.) at the garden of a wonderful old parsonage Kenkävero Mikkeli, which is now a popular place for tourists to visit.
Full sushine. Tourists. Some were eager to see how to paint watercolor outside. Children wanted to try themselves.
The day is organized by the Finnish Watercolor Society and there are happenings around the country every summer 10.7.