Started out drawing on apartment walls with crayons around age 2. Got to the point by my 30s where oil painting and pencil drawing were my favorite mediums of expression. Went through a decade of illness and familial issues that demanded my full attention. Refused to create art during this period as well.
Learned how to draw and design sewing patterns, which served as a form of meditation. I am currently recreating a sewing pattern for an 1880s riding jacket. All I need to work with are my hands, eyes, measuring tape, yardstick, pencil and tracing paper. I was never good at mathematics but for some reason all of this comes to me naturally- I can create the patterns in Frances Grimble's "Gilded Age of Fashion" books to measure.
I credit my natural talents to both of my late grandfathers. One was a professional architect, the other was a tailor's apprentice, among other occupations. I credit my mother as well, for her talents being passed to me (for I also am skilled at singing, perfect pitch- middle C is where mine starts), I love her for all her support and sacrifices she has made for me for my entire life.