Last year I took my camera out into the backyard and began taking pictures of tree bark, knot holes, leaves and acorns on the ground, tea bags, coffee grounds ...anything with texture. Colors weren't the main concern...just the textures. The idea was to get enough pictures that I could pull them up in my photo software, crop and then use my different effects if I wanted colors. This the inside of a large flower pot on the back porch.
This is the cropped image pulling up the glass and leaves on the inside of the pot. Nothing has been done except the crop.
This one has had the negative filter applied.
The idea behind this is to have textural images that can be printed onto fabric and used in whatever project I am working on at the time.