Friday, May 10, 2013

World Lupus Day 2013 - Butterfly Showcase 1

Lupus is a serious autoimmune disease which affects around 5 million people worldwide. May 10th is World Lupus Day and to show support and help raise awareness of the disease I have decided to publish a selection of butterfly designs with the help of my surface pattern friends. The butterfly is often chosen to represent the disease as a symbol or logo. 

I have donated a small sum to LUPUS UK for each of the 30 designs received from all over the world. Due to the number of entries I will post three showcases today, all with links to the designer's blog or website, and there will be a small showcase of childrens designs in the third post. The designs can also be found on Pinterest and I invite you to re-pin your favourites to spread a bit of butterfly loveliness. I hope you all enjoy the butterfly images and take a few minutes to contemplate the life-altering disease called Lupus. You can find out more about what Lupus organizations around the globe are doing in celebration of World Lupus Day here.

Thanks to everyone who sent in a design. Please come back later today to enjoy the second and third showcases.


  1. Lovely designs everyone and great post Dawn. Hope this helps to raise awareness x

    1. Thank you Tina... you are first up in the second post :)

  2. Great post for such an important cause!
    Such a marvelous swarm of butterfly patterns and designs spread this word of awareness and help for the Lupus disease.
    Thank you Dawn :-)

  3. What a wonderful idea Dawn! Thanks again for organizing it :)