I've recently had a new DSLR camera, I realised how important photographs are to my inspiration for prints and patterns, so thought this would be a great investment for my future. I'm still teaching myself how to use it but have had fun so far capturing these images. Everywhere I go I see pattern, I'm particularly drawn to nature, especially flowers! I have selected a few photo's which I have recently snapped below. I get lovely pattern inspiration through this process, particularly when you get up close to an object, it gives a whole new look on one idea (the pink flower below is a good example of this) blowing it out of proportion and appreciating the fine details. I can't wait to start making some designs from these ideas!