I got a few different books on textiles from the library and really devoured the images of kilim rugs and different southwestern weaving patterns. in order to integrate some of those images and shapes, i draw some things directly as i see them, and other shapes & patterns come about as an interpretation of that study. I had been using pinterest for a while to study images for inspiration until someone recently reminded me about using the library to find new images to study..  it was both hilarious and really sad that i'd forgotten what an incredible resource the library is, especially for some big books dense with beautiful photos.