Looking for some fresh pattern inspiration? Why not change your perspective? Take your camera or sketchbook for a field trip and try looking at a building, tree, or other elements of your surroundings from a new angle. You might get some funny looks, but you could try lying down, looking upside down, or sideways to change up the view that you are used to seeing and might otherwise take for granted. Think about what you might see if you were a tiny creature with ground view, such as a mouse, versus one with an overhead view like a bird. Pattern inspiration is all around us, so next time you’re out and about, take a moment to look up, look down, and take in the shapes, shadows, lines and curves that could be the beginnings of your next great pattern.