I smelled grapes this morning. Wild Concord grape vines strangle the trees along the bike path and their dark purple fruit is ripening. Women were picking low growing grapes and filling plastic bags. Here are some closeups of grapes in my artwork over an almost 50 year span.
This pin was made by covering red beads with sheer lavender fabric. Read the story of my pins here.
The grapes in this fabric relief piece were made the same way as the pin, but about 1/2 the size. I used real curly grape vines. See another detail from “Vineyard Family” here.
Here’s one from my kitchen faux tiles, which you can see here.
Here’s a scene from Mary Had a Little Lamb, when the lamb was following Mary to school. See other closeups from the book here.
And this is a felt pin from my how-to book, Felt Wee Folk: Enchanting Projects.
Note: See other posts in the Close-ups series archive here.