Jessica sketched this image out of the book Earth from Above, which was a gift. She re-received the gift when her Mom moved and a box of her things arrived in the mail. I really like the photographs in the book, so I really liked this postcard.
Unfortunately for Jessica, she had recently got bad news about the tsunami reaching the small island of Samoa. This was very sad because Jess lived there while in the Peace Corps for two years. Never one to sit back and mope, Jessica quickly got involved with RPCV's and organized a fundraiser for the survivors. I'm so proud she was able to turn her feelings into action and give back to her adopted country and family there.
On this card she wrote about hope for 2010 to be a more positive year, after several sad events in 2009 of my own I heartily agreed.