I stumbled across this blog post today (not by StumbleUpon, though I do love using that site and highly recommend it to anyone unfamiliar with it) and I think it has some great insight. As a musician, it is important to be inspired by a variety of things, and learning a new trade such as painting or drawing can greatly help your creativity. The article was written by Elliot Fienberg aka Mr. Tunes, who makes music and has a great art blog.
Check out the article and Mr. Tune’s blog here.