This first picture is a close up of a silk hydrangea flower:
I manipulated this picture and reduced it in size. The result is a repetition of the design which would not look bad on a big piece of fabric:
This is the original picture of a tree. I really liked the pattern/texture of the bark:
After some manipulations in Adobe I decided to use these 4 different images of how this tree could be altered. The texture of the bark is still there, only it looks different:
This picture is a close up of a plant:
The one at the left bottom row is not altered much, it is a close up of a close up. This way you see less that it is a plant, it gives more an impression of a bunch of crossing lines. Might be interesting enough to explore this idea of crossing lines more in depth. And in the last one on the right the separate stems are 'melted' together, changing this way from lines into shapes.