I searched Google images with various tags and found three pictures that were quite inspiring. You see them printed out here. At the top is a stevia plant. That's the plant used as a natural alternative to sugar. In the middle is the core of an agave plant which will be boiled down to make agave nectar. At the bottom is a sweet pea blossom. All very inspiring, don't you think?
Here's my first page. The very first impression on the left was too close to the spiral and didn't quite fit. With the rest of the page I "inked up" the stamp just once and then did repeat stamps fading to the top.
The thing that really drew me to the stevia image was the potential for this type of repeated image, like a Mexican tile. I especially love the negative space between the stamps.
Here is the same idea with the stem facing in rather than out. This is my favorite, I believe.
Next I wondered if I could do more than four impressions with radial symmetry. I ripped out a page from the sketch book and folded it into eighths. You can also see my spouncer sponge sitting on my paint palette (Styrofoam meat tray). I used acrylic paint and dabbed off quite a bit so the spouncer wasn't too juicy as I dabbed the paint onto the stamp.
Too mushy. It might have worked better if I used two colors and alternated. The most interesting bit here is the wonky flower shape in the middle, don't you think?
Then I continued exploring how the shape could be nestled together in various ways.
I love this as a potential border motif.
I added some swirly, viney, blossomy doodles the one of my sketchbook pages.