If you, too, would like to become addicted to creating one-of-a-kind mandala/kaleidescope paintings with your mouse , just click on over to Kaleidescope Painter.
I prefer to use the smallest size paintbrush, sometimes over a background done with one of the larger brushes. It's a bit fiddley saving your finished creations, but essentially you save the whole page, open it in your photo software and crop to get just the painting. There are complete directions on the page for both Macs and PCs.
I'm having a great deal of fun playing with this and using bits and pieces in creating collage artwork in my paint and photo programs. Like this:
And some of the results have definite possibilities for crochet and knitting inspiration:
It really is addictive, so be forewarned!