I don’t know about other artists, but I am always trying new methods of creating. When I first started, I worked with a number 2 pencil almost exclusively but I was always making things in other mediums. I tried building things with toothpicks after I saw a show. My favorite toy was Legos. I would hide away in a corner and no one would hear a peep out of me. Loved play-dough and thought I would become a sculptor, even now I often think of working in clay.
Whenever I see a form of art done well I want to try my hand at it. Unfortunately, time and money make this hard to realize. After all there are only so many hours in a day and my patience with the process is not as good as it should be. I want to be great out of the gate. Still, most of time I am happy to putter with new ways to express myself. The best time I had in college was when I took a sculpting class. For my final project, I made a plaster scupture of what looked like an egg pod from the movie Alien splitting open. I made it to look like a human brain and the base was held up by roots. On the floor under the piece I got some green felt and layed lines of numbers and letters feeding into the roots. Out of the opening at the top of the pod I used thin dow rods that had butterflies at there end that had famous equations and quotes like E=mc^2. What was I expressing there eh?