I've loved art for as long as I could remember. Growing up, my brothers and I always had the support of our parents, not in fancy painting classes or guitar lessons, but by allowing us to express ourselves freely and through encouragement of what we took interest in.
Unfortunately as I've grown older, my creativity has been stunted due to the fact I haven't practiced much of anything in years. Both my brothers though, have continued to practice their love of all things art and I'm glad they have - they are some of the most talented people that I know. My brother German in particular, is probably amongst one of my favorite illustrators. His lines are always so fluid and he knows where to bring in depth in order to make his drawings come to life. He's a true talent that has worked on mastering his craft religiously for all of his life.
Kudos to all of you out there doing what you love, even if the pay isn't always great. And, if you love art, or have some free minutes to spare, check out my brothers site, just for the sheer fun of it.