Being inspired by other artists is one of the ways that drives the "maker" within me. When I see something that stirs my creative heart I like to keep the ideas close by in my notebook. Over time the materials will be gathered and the moment to begin, will arrive.
The Sharpie art was influenced by the book, Sharpie Art Workshop: Techniques and Ideas for Transforming Your World by Timothy Goodman. Of course there are many more enjoyable ideas within, though drawing on plates happened to resonate at the moment. Most likely pulled from memories of my own melamine plates drawn in childhood.
The following are a couple beauties created by my daughter!