I always seem to come back to pattern design when I am not sure what to do. The whole kaleidoscopic mirroring thing is a bit “too easy” if you know what I mean. We are inherently attracted to symmetry and complex things, so any image you can slap a “reflection” on and it’s interesting. But I have been doing it since I was a kid in MS Paint, so it stuck with me. Because of this, I always try to go a step farther with the process, in hopes it gains more “credibility” or whatever.