I am sure everyone does not have this desire as an artist, most of the time I am quite content to have at least a good understanding of painting and music making.
But from time to time, I get the urge or desire to pick up something new and give it a good try.
My favorite artists are the ones who are good painters, photographers, poets, designers, etc. etc. they just seem to have a good grasp of anything and everything creattive. I suppose these kind of artists are my favorites is because I often envy them as well.
As a result, I am going to try to learn the art of photgraphy in the coming months, as well as picking up poetry(again). I have learned now that painting will always be my main source of creative expression and probably be “what I’m best at”. But what’s to lose if I attempt to dabble in other art forms. After all I thought painting was something I would just try for the heck of it.