Yesterday I tried something new. I played with the Fractal filter on my graphics software.
I tend to always go to the same filters and the same effects so I decided it was time to try something new. I drew the flower with the paint brush, then ran it through the fractal filter which made the spiral. I then faded the fractal to bring back the flower. This is how I created the above image. The smaller ones I made seamless, so that they will tile into a pattern. I then played with color and texture on them.
This lower set of images, I am releasing under a creative commons license.
I will be putting the full size images on flickr this evening. If you take them and make anything with them, I would love to see a picture of it. Enjoy.