Phrases such as "rather be dead than plain" make it clear that everyone likes to be a little different. I started painting clothes to get out of the apparent uniformity of the clothes we buy in any store, what is now called customization.
Years ago a colleague, who had seen me with my jeans painted, asked me a favor: she had a drop of bleach in her new trousers and asked me if I could save her. The spot was very small and I painted an oak leaf: the problem was solved, my friend was so delighted that she told me she was going to a matching t-shirt (an excuse as any to go shopping), however, she could not make me greater compliment.
I've used trees' leaves design many times, occasionally a face appears among the leaves, a "greenman".