Victoria Blain on creating the artwork for Crooked Witch Soup
Working on the illustrations for Crooked Witch Soup was such a generous moment of art for the sake of art in my life. I had one rule, which was I could only use material that was already in my house. As a result, every textile brings to it its own story. The pencils were both tactile and their erasers, forgiving. The brown craft paper was my love letter to the color brown and an intentional vehicle for allowing the backdrop color to be seamless with the skin color of the witch. In this way, she is not an abstraction from the whole, she is the whole.