I think I came out that way. It has always been a part of who I am...as much as my brown eyes or dark hair.
It is part of everything I do, everything I see...my daily decisions...how I live my life.
Sometimes, when I was younger, I didn't like being different in that creative way. It made me feel self-conscience but at the same time provided a great outlet for my youthful emotions.
There have been periods in my life when I have needed to take a creative respite but it never completely leaves. It will come out in my clothing decisions, my home decor, my cooking...it is always there.
It is part of me.