One of my favorite things to create would be patterns. I love the never-ending possibilities of how they can be created and used. They add an element of fun and personality to any product or stationery.
I create my textile either by hand using watercolor paint, digitally on the computer, or both. The leaf pattern you see above was create by hand—one leaf—then scanned into the computer & brought into illustrator to rearrange and make into a repeatable swatch. Patterns may be one panel or repeatable.