Stones glued to felt = hot pad. such a cute idea!
Orvieto ~ Italy This is a lovely little village set among rolling green hills and built around a grand cathedral that looms too huge to take in without walking down a side street and looking from further away than the central plaza allows. There is a castle nearby where you can stay, where they roast your dinner in a huge walk in fireplace. Unforgettable!
Andy Goldsworthy is a brilliant British artist who collaborates with nature to make his creations. Besides England and Scotland, his work has been created at the North Pole, in Japan, the Australian Outback, in the U.S. and many others Goldsworthy regards his creations as transient, or ephemeral. He photographs each piece once right after he makes it. His goal is to understand nature by directly participating in nature as intimately as he can. He generally works with whatever comes to hand: twigs, leaves, stones, snow and ice, reeds and thorns.