The first thing you need to know is that I never had any creative talent, that I knew of.
In 2001, I found out I had a brain tumor. Yup, a brain tumor. In fact, little did I know this tumor had been slowly growing for 10-15 years. WOW is right. I am doing great. I was lucky to have a benign tumor. 
 I started painting during this time. 
This may sound strange, but I was grateful to find out what was going on with me and that I found a creative part of me I never knew about.