Most professional artists today are dabbling in a variety of media in an attempt to avoid complacency and stagnation, while still maintaining a creative process. Shifting media can prove effective in getting out of a real or perceived rut. Additionally, you may be surprised as to how your current medium may positively morph into and/or influence your new medium.
I listed some hand-made mixed media pendants on Etsy last night. They are like baby paintings – one-of-a kind wearable pieces of art. They take almost as much time as a regular painting! I’ve had fun making them so far, and I have about 10 more to list over the course of the next week or so.