As initially intended with my current uni project and practice, I've begun to adapt certain aspects of my recent work to use in pattern repeats/surface designs. I've really enjoyed doing this; there's so much you can do with a more abstract, free approach, especially with pattern design. Although, there is an art to it! Beware pattern that have too much odd negative space or too much planning and order; and ones with too "straight" repetitive shapes...
I've been experimenting with current imagery; taking certain forms and elements of a piece and abstracting the composition. I've mostly been playing with the shapes and idea of creating a pattern from them, so wish to do this more in the next couple of weeks. But! I think they make really interesting, colourful prints.