My Christian conservative middle-class parents were more supportive than THAT, thank God. Dad even bought me drawing books. Dad's sister Willie Mae drew, and my sister did some drawing as well...which raises a question: Is it genetics or environment? My situation looks either/or. Both? "Take it as far as you want. You are not obligated to go to college."
In small defence of Nazi mother - she was actually IN MoCCA... but ruining everyone's good time. :s
No one in my family is artistic - no one's really sure from where I came; anomaly. I think likely that there was talent lurking somewhere - it just never had the opportunity to show itself or be developed. Likely not supported if it did poke it's head out. Do much to do on the farm than waste your time drawing pictures.