Creativity and Fractals

I must admit I am not a mathematician. I admire those who can work with formulae in both practical and theoretical ways. I have seen a few documentaries on fractals and the way they describe natural phenomena. I enjoy a program called XAOS which allows me to explore fractals easily. I use snap shots once I have found a segment of a fractal which I think I can work with in image manipulation programs like GIMP, Inkscape, and Photoshop. Mostly fractal patterns are intriguing and I enjoy working with them creatively.