A first rate soup is more creative than a second rate painting.
The quote is attributed to Abraham Maslow. He’s not around to ask what constitutes a second rate painting, or a first class soup for that matter. No matter!
My sketch of a bag of frozen Chinese dumplings:
With a Photoshop background to illustrate a soup recipe:
Kurt Vonnegut cheered me up:
To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it.