*gets a chuckle out of this* Yeah, start out with all the comments about how your artwork is great and inspired and stuff like that. Though it is. And move on to the how I like your tesselations. Few people take up to actually drawing stuff of their own and though it is nice, tend to just copy the classics of Escher. Keep up the good work.. *realizes he chatty when first waking up in the middle of the night*
Yes, it's tempting to just follow in the wake of Escher-- but I've always hated copying art, even in elementary school art class-- copying helps you to train your eyes and hands, but lobotomizes you as an artist, and takes so much of the fun away-- like being the photographer at a party, or a stenographer at a trial.
Besides, inventing a new tessellation is a mental exercise I'd strongly recommend to anyone. The brain gymnastics are a whole new way of stretching one's noggin. Strangely, the feeling of doing it the first few times feels very much like that early-morning stretching of arms and legs, or when your leg or arm first moves after the doctor cuts off the cast. Feels grrrreat.
Have you made any original tessellations, Sabertooth1980? (If you have, show'em here! And at [link] and in the guest gallery at tessellations.org !)