several days ago, i wrote about working on a piece of art for an upcoming calligraphy exhibit that a small group of lettering artists are participating in. this exhibit is a little different from our others in that we'll be remembering and honoring one of our members, bobbi yoffee, who was tragically taken from us by cancer several years ago.
bobbi was the thread that held our group together...always willing to coordinate our meetings and offer her beautiful home as our meeting place. her enthusiasm for letterforms was contagious, and her letterforms themselves were imaginative, creative and absolutely beautiful.
bobbi created many pieces of art showcasing the beautiful Scriptures found in the book of Song of Songs. so, in remembrance of bobbi, i chose Song of Songs 2:12 as my focal point. she used to encourage my willingness to use "non-traditional" materials for my lettering projects, so i decided to assemble a small quiltlet using batik fabrics in vibrant colors to match her personality. the Scripture was hand lettered on paper and then scanned and printed onto the batik, and the flower and dove were created from coordinating fabrics. beads and buttons were hand-sewn to finish the artwork...bobbi always loved all of the details!