The tractor is going back and forth, as the last of the grapes are being harvested.
It always seems sad to see them go. Like an "empty nest". We've been watching these little grapes grow...from tiny flowers, to little green berries, to larger fruit, then as they change colour, then we've tasted them along to the way to see how their flavour develops and in an hour or so, they'll be all gone!
And then the leaves will finish changing colour and drop off and then we'll be back to a garden full of dead looking sticks!!!
But meanwhile, the grapes will be turning into something even better, so I guess it's not toooooooo sad!
This is a merlot leaf necklace I made pretty soon after I started with metal clay. Each different grape varietal has a different shape leaf - so you probably knew this was merlot :-D
A new spring leaf was impressed into the silver clay and fired in place. The leaf obviously burnt away but the clear impression remained. I then added a small amount of green resin to highlight the leaf markings.
But for know, it's farewell little grapes! You did well. Hope you enjoy your journey............and look forward to seeing you again in a couple of years....
3 weeks ago