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.
Would you believe the bowl is wonky & flexible? No? You’re right! I could do it again – but this is my third attempt & I’m over it!
Carrot Soup To Be (Pen & Ink & Brush) – by Helen Lock
Illustration for a choko soup recipe:
Chokoes – Ink & Watercolour – Helen Lock
With a photographic background of choko leaves:
Chokoes – Photoshopped – Helen Lock
I rather like the surreal look created by the contrast between the drawing and the photo. What do you think?