I am trying to use at least one new pattern daily. I find it really easy to get into a rut using the same patterns over and over. None of the patterns used in my "L" are new but I did use a different aura which put me a little out of my comfort zone. Also the design is not enclosed in a "box" and I'm still experimenting. The great thing about Zentangle art is that if you don't like it one time, you can put it aside and then pick it up later and see it differently. This one is growing on me.