Through her travels, Teske encountered both beauty and despair. Incredibly, she's found a way to combat the latter by promoting the former. Her book, The Adventures of Jordanka, filled with her original, recycled artwork--made from the best stuff you'd find "at the bottom of your mother's junk drawer"--doesn't just weave a fairytale of an Eastern European orphan in lush and vivid detail; 10 percent of the proceeds from the sales of the book will benefit orphaned, impoverished and institutionalized children in the Czech Republic.
It's enough to make you finally sit down and get to work on that book idea that's been bouncing around in your head for a year, isn't it? After all, none of us needs to try to change the whole world. A tiny, little, orphaned corner of it is the perfect place to start.