We lost a wonderful person and great champion for calligraphy this week. This periwinkle lettering was done in memory of NYC scribe, Nan DeLuca. Yesterday as I was waiting in a doctor's office, I saw a poster from THIS ORGANIZATION. It showed all the various colors of cancer awareness ribbons (pink for breast cancer, orange for leukemia. etc.). Periwinkle is the color for stomach and esophageal cancer with which Nan was diagnosed just last month. Nan is the third person I know to have died from stomach cancer in the last couple of years. All women. All in the prime of their lives. All gone within weeks of their diagnosis.
I feel so sad for all of us in the calligraphy community. But I especially grieve for her family. She was too young and gone too fast.
But we are not without Hope.