on repetition

My college educators were always emphatically stating it, “Repetition, Repetition, Repetition”!  We were repeatedly subjected to famous works and told to notice the use of repetition as a unifier, for thematic emphasis, as a defining aspect of an artist’s style...  I stored this information somehow, somewhere.  I use the tool of repetition in almost every piece I make, but it wasn’t until I took on the task of painting these little berries, one after another, tiny brush, little careful dabs of red paint, that I felt it as a mantra.  Dip, dab, repeat, repeat, repeat...  After the initial idea, so much of art making is small steps repeated again and again.  There is beauty in repetition.  Has someone said that before?  Was it me?  Well it’s worth repeating.