When I was making this pattern I was imagining it as a wallpaper, in my imaginary, 'one-day' kitchen. Maybe for one small wall, and the other walls would be painted yellow. A tansy kitchen. Yes, that would be nice (at least, before it got splattered with pasta sauce and cake mixture.)
Actually, the kitchen we have right now is pretty good. It doesn't have hand-painted wallpaper but it does have big windows looking out on to a lemon tree and lawn. So that's pretty lucky.
I found this pattern site: Pattern Observer. It has some truly amazing designs on there. I especially like these wing-inspired patterns by entomologist Eugène Séguy. Now that I'm writing about science every day, I'm tempted to start asking researchers about their hidden pattern design habits.