Saturday, December 31, 2011

Lori

Passed the California Bar.
Took a 25 foot cab ride.
Turned my back on great opportunities.
Loved, love and will love my son.
Built a house that is too big to be a home.

Lori, age 41

Vicky

Overcame childhood poverty.
Adopted a child.
Survived cancer.
Rode my old bike 65 miles in 110 F degree temperature with hubby.
Shared how to have a relationship with Christ with others.

Vicky

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Kristen

I cracked a hard-boiled egg on the Colosseum in Rome.
I used to love to run.
I once was obsessed with the game craps, and made craps sets for everyone in my family for Christmas gifts.
I was a passenger in a 1958 Oldsmobile that drove from Oakland, CA to Portland, OR overnight so the driver could turn in her final paper for class.
I sang a song in my grade-school variety show called Peanut Butter and Jelly in 3rd grade.

Kristen, age 42

Gwen

Born and brought up in Ottawa, Ontario.
Moved away for 20 years and traveled with the Military.
Fell in and out of love too many times.
Never looked or acted my age.
Love to babysit and dog sit.

Gwen, age 57

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Philip

Taught english in a small village school in the Republic of Georgia.
Stopped drinking alcohol.
Helped my Uncle Mike thru the last year of his life (he was my age, died of the cancer.)
Lost faith in my art.
Moved (again.)

Philip, age 56

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Douglas

I wanted to grow up to be a pilot.
I left the nest with great expectations.
I lived under a bush in the woods.
I started over again.
I rented an apartment.

Douglas, age 50

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Sandi

Became a mother of 3 fantastic kids.
First person in my family to get a masters degree.
Funded my own education.
Raised a princess pumpkin.
Traveled to 8+ countries with more on the bucket list!

Sandi

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Audrey

I was born and raised on a chicken farm in the New Jersey Pine Barrens and helped my Mom and Dad collect and candle the eggs.
I discovered through a black and white negative developed afterward exactly where Socrates had walked, taught and held philosophical discourses in Athens.
I climbed Mount Olympus behind a mule pack after a snow storm.
I adopted 2 life-long companions (my cats, Nounou and Champagne), found among thorny bushes outside a stone windmill house on a Greek Island.
I experienced war-torn Mogadishu, Somalia as a UN photographer during the period of Black Hawk Down.

Audrey

Monday, December 19, 2011

Teri

I was diagnosed dyslexic and designated Educationally Handicapped in third grade, and became the first in my family to earn 3 associate's degrees and attend University (my grandfather had a third grade education.)
I took acid.
I ran off with the circus.
I became a union stage technician in LA.
I am with my amazing husband of 20 years.

Teri, age 47

Thursday, December 15, 2011

JoAnn

I learned more by living my life than studying for it in college.
I lost my soul to a poodle.
I built a successful insurance agency from scratch.
I rented a limo and pretended to be Carly Simon's back up band (who was in town playing.)
I never give up.

JoAnn

Hawk

Tried to kill myself.
Made myself proud by becoming a published Alternative model.
Partied with celebrities.
Raised my best friend/son, Weeko, from a pup.
Met the love of my life, lost the love of my life.

Hawk, age 25

Eleanor

Battled wind.
Fell off a horse.
Flew.
Met a National Geographic photographer.
Played Guitar

Eleanor, age 15

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Michelle

I was born.
I gave my mom hell everyday of my teens.
I fell in love with a 1978 Camaro.
I spawned two punkrats...and love then more than my luggage!
I live. now. everyday.

Michelle, age 36

Monday, December 12, 2011

Ernest

I was a volunteer firefighter for six years, with multiple ranks including Chief Arson Investigator. I helped secure the conviction of a man for burning down a church.
I led police on a high speed pursuit, with speeds up to 150mph. I never spent time in jail for my crime.
I flew from Chicago to San Francisco for a date.
I talked someone out of committing suicide.
I performed rock music in Peru, South America in front of 2500 people.

Ernest, age 43

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Jane

I parachuted out of an airplane at 3,000 feet - and lived to tell about it.
I said "No" to Steve McQueen.
I designed a cottege inside a 10,000 sq. ft. horse barn utilizing four 12'x12' stalls for the downstairs rooms.
I went to law school 16 years after getting my BA in English - hated it/never practiced law.
I prepared a barely edible dinner for 12 at the request of a friend hosting a birthday party for her mother - and years later was a successful caterer.

Jane, almost 64

Snarko

Accidentally flashed a priest.
Jumped 60 feet off a cliff at Paleface into water (lesson: cross your legs!)
Run the entire political campaign, David Van Os for Texas State Attorney General, nearly single-handedly.
Created my own tarot deck based on Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales.
Dyed my hair every color of the rainbow, and still do.

Snarko, age 40

Friday, December 9, 2011

Sarah

I dropped out of H.S. and got my GED.
I was addicted to crack and heroin.
I had a baby when I was 19.
I went to college, and dropped out.
I healed.

Sarah, age 29

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ben

I was rejected from The Peace Corps.
I had a face-lift.
I shared a birthday.
I sang professionally.
I married and remarried.

Ben, age 64

Mireya

1982 I invent an Easy Easel, an Easy paint Keeper palette and World on waves sculpture.
2000 I design and create the First Gallery in Motion.
2003 I created an Art Museum
2005 I created the First Art Mobile Museum in USA.
2007 I create the First Art Installation with a non-toxic floating painting cubes.

Mireya, age 73

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Lisa

Won money on a TV game show.
Was the first person in my family to obtain a Bachelors Degree.
Had a baby.
Found the love of my life.
Recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, TN.

Lisa, age 57

Monday, December 5, 2011

Patti

I was a military child and lived in the Philippine Islands twice while growing up.
I went to 13 schools in 12 years.
I clean houses for a living.
I sell my mosaic and stained glass art.
I am the leader of the Military Brats Street Team group on etsy.com

Patti, age 56

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Jeanne

I developed arthritis in my early 20's (after I was married to my first husband) which made me finally realize that life is short and I better get busy and make a mark in this life or I would not live a worthy life.
After receiving my bachelors degree in art, I received a divorce from my ex-husband, because he fell in love with one of his students, therefore I decided to go to grad school for art.
I had my first child (Lucas the biggest love of my life) at 42 and have raised him on my own.
At 46 I married my second husband, Michael, and for the second time developed a severe case of arthritis.
I have continued to be an artist.

Jeanne, age 47