I had lackluster grades before I dropped out of high scbool and acquired my GED in 2005. It seems like every college I'm interested in requires two letters of recommendation (Cal Arts requires 3) and I'm not sure how to get them. I could enroll in a community college, but the credits don't tranfer, and I'm not sure I see the merit in attending. I did pretty well on the ACT, and did some pretty interesting work on my portfolio, but I have no one to write meaninful letters.
My only employment has been the 12 years of service I put in at my parents store. I doubt my mothers letter would carry much weight, and two of my favorite teachers have passed away. I have some successful friends, but I don't really see how that would be relevant. The schools want three letters from the teachers that know me best, and I have nothing.