Part 1: Take your camera and/or your sketchbook and just walk around your local area, taking snaps of anything that catches your eye. I find it handy to have a camera phone so I’m always prepared if I see something while I’m out and about. See what patterns and designs you can create using your inspiration.
These are photos I took wandering around my home town:
Part 2: While on your walk, if you can, find 10 different leaves to photograph, or pick and take home. Draw their shapes or find patterns within the leaves. Experiment with colours and see what patterns you can make from them.