When I first decided that Chinese calligraphy was something that I wanted to continue doing and learn extensively, I pretty much thought that was where my interests would stay. There is already so much to learn about Chinese calligraphy, and so much to practice to understand the nuances of each script.
Little did I know that my interests would expand to Chinese hard pen calligraphy, English calligraphy, and even possibly watercolor.
With English calligraphy, I thought I had tempered my interest by limiting myself to brush pen calligraphy. That did not last long, since I have added pointed pen and broad edge pen. I also realized there are English calligraphy workshops very near me, so instruction is not hard to find.
At the same time, I need to learn how to balance all these interests. When it comes to classes and workshops, Chinese calligraphy will always take precedence. I think the best way to go about this is to take workshops and classes with an eye towards Chinese calligraphy. I need to start thinking about how a new skill can enhance my Chinese calligraphy works. Calligraphy and art can be addictive!
How do you balance all of your interests? Are you ok with limiting your knowledge about one thing so you are able to learn more about something else?