I have planned to make these for ages as so many other projects that I have the materials setting around for. Last year a local Flea Market type place closed after I had been shopping and selling and trading with for over a decade. I had made many purchases in the last weeks and of course stopped in on the last day. I again made some last great purchases and started to say good bye to the owner and share my gratitude for her years of service to the community thru her great store for all things second hand, antique and vintage. I was showing interest in the last of the stacks of china and her knowing I was a local artist turning many of my finds there into recycled art, she gave me all the leftover plates. I left grateful with a stuffed mini van and gave a sad goodbye to one of my favorites places to quietly walk the isles searching for treasures. So now after months of storage the plates again are making a debut to the world in a new form. This is my first piece, I am still refining my technique but am happy with this first result.