The latest inspiration is the use of florals in fabric designs - florals are my passion. I love anything nature-related as nature provides a never-ending source of color and texture combinations. Below you can see examples of how I took original artwork and created fabric patterns in PhotoShop.
By original artwork I mean my own drawings of natural shapes or photos of leaves. For instance, Pattern 1 is a scanned image of two watercolor paintings I did. I manipulated the paintings in PhotoShop by altering the color saturation and transparency to achieve a balanced interplay between the various elements. In Pattern 3, I took a photo of leaves and applies PhotoShop filters to achieve a highly stylized and abstracted pattern where one cannot really identify the original shape of the leaves.
Combining my artwork with PhotoShop capabilities is a great and quick way to explore many variations of the same idea. And I always have a blast experimenting!