About the Ebook
On her 30th birthday, Bonnie Schupp jumped solo out of an airplane. On her 70th birthday, she began another type of journey, writing about a gift each day brought to her that year — all 365 days. Both experiences profoundly influenced her outlook in life. In this book, she writes about these daily gifts and illustrates her words with her photos. It is a book filled with gratitude, even on the most challenging days. “In '365 Gifts', Bonnie Schupp presents riches plumbed from the quotidian — the daily experiences and observations we often take for granted. Family, friends, insects, plants — even her own backyard — provide an array of insights the author mines for gold. The treasures she discovers become gifts all of us are privileged to share.” ~ Shirley J. Brewer (poet and author of “A Little Breast Music” and “After Words”)
Bonnie Schupp, Doctor of Communications Design, has been creating all her life. Her latest project, "365 Gifts," began on her 70th birthday. Every day that year, she wrote about a gift the day brought and illustrated the writing with her photos. An earlier project, "Dog Tag Poetry," began with a birthday gift from a friend and turned into a book of 365 haiku poems illustrated with dog tag photos. Another book, "Defining Ourselves," was a two-year project involving people ages 4 - 100 from fifteen countries who defined themselves in one sentence beginning with "I am." She then took portraits to illustrate their definitions. "Defining Ourselves" was a solo exhibit five times in the Mid-Atlantic region. Presently she is looking for couples who have lived together for 40 or more years, married or unmarried, to participate in a new project. She is a retired middle school teacher in Anne Arundel County, Maryland.