I started doodling a few years ago when my then 10-year-old son asked me to draw with him. I was pleased with the idea of this parallel play, but what was I to draw? I didn’t even know how to draw.
“Anything you’d like,” he said. “Wine, maybe?”
Hmm… I thought I could possibly write a little story and draw a few pictures to go with it. And this would help me in my wine study, too. So, #marisaswinedoodles were born.
As it turns out, doodling has become quite an obsession. I typically doodle on Sunday mornings, very late at night or after being inspired by a great glass of wine. It has turned into an effective learning exercise for me – similar to taking simple notes with pictures. Over the last few years, they’ve received a fair amount of success from Instagram followers and so I slapped a picture book together!
MARISA’S WINE DOODLES – THE BOOK IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Why not, right? I want to think that the tone of this doodle book reflects the enthusiasm and innocence of the passionate girl-next-door-wine-drinker who is thirsty for a good time. It’s casual, approachable, and a tad quirky, but wine aspires to be this! It’s a breakthrough moment for wine!
You say wet rocks? I say “boy in a blazer taking a short-cut along the river banks.”
You say phenolic bitterness? I say “grandma gumming her way at a banana peel.”
You say skin contact? I sing, “hey… maceration” (and then snap my fingers).
Wine should be fun and approachable. This is how I learn, and if I can get one person to discover something about wine that they never knew, I’d be very happy.
My doodles are a whimsical interpretation of wine, grapes, places, and people, but know that it’s packed with lots of solid, juicy-good information. And it makes a great gift to accompany a bottle of wine. Cheers!
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My tools: Canson XL mix media pad, #2 pencil, sharpener, Pink Pearl eraser, and Crayola color pencils. My eraser gets used the most 🙂 After I am finished, I scan it onto my computer to touch it up. The finished product is always 8″ x 8″.
I hope you enjoy my doodles as much as I enjoying doodling. Find them all on Instagram by searching #marisaswinedoodles.
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