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A First Rate Soup..

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:

Chinese Dumpling Sketch - Helen Lock

With a Photoshop background to illustrate a soup recipe:

Chinese Dumpling Soup Illustration PNG

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.



Choko full of goodness!

Illustration for a choko soup recipe:

Chokoes - Ink & Watercolour - Helen Lock

Chokoes – Ink & Watercolour – Helen Lock

With a photographic background of choko leaves:

Chokoes - Photoshopped

Chokoes – Photoshopped – Helen Lock

I rather like the surreal look created by the contrast between the drawing and the photo.  What do you think?