Although he isn't at all interested in art, hubs is supportive of my painting because 1) I make money and 2) because he knows I have to do something creative or I'll go crazy.
Some friends are supportive and interested in what I do and others couldn't care less. Most people when they see my studio, look around and say "oh..." or "hmmmm...". It amuses me. I especially love when people comment on my abstracts. The hubs says things like, "what's all that squiggly stuff?" Son says things like, "is that good?" Friends say things like, "you must be a happy person".