When you realize the effects that visual patterns can have on people both on a conscious and a subconscious level, that places a level of responsibility on the creator if they want to be a good steward of the energies of life in their care. Perhaps that responsibility affects people differently. For me, it pushes me to do the best I can. That in no way hampers my creativity. Perhaps because my process is not one randomness, but is directed in most cases by an internal vision for the work, or a translation of some facet of nature, or both. My creative experience is centered on pushing my work as close to the beauty and truth of the vision as possible. There may be trials and errors, experiments, new techniques, etc. along the way, but always moving toward a goal.