Just a little word about Lupus. It is a chronic disease which can affect anyone at any age, it is hard to diagnose and the exact causes of the condition are still unknown. Lupus, considered to be a rare disease is becoming more and more common. The butterfly is universally accepted as the symbol which represents the disease. To raise awareness I have decided to organise this event every year on the 10th May for World Lupus Day, I donate a small sum to LUPUS UK for every design I receive. This year the initiative has already gained more attention and I have received many butterfly designs, who knows what next year will bring? Ideally I would like everyone to take five minutes to read a little about Lupus and then dive into my little world of butterfly designs... please enjoy.We start off with some fabulous butterflies drawn by 4 and 5 year olds from the Scuola Materna dell'Istituto Calasanzio dei Padri Scolopi di Empoli, Florence.
A special thank you goes to Claudia Ghezzi.
So many lovely 'smiley' butterflies.
Now a few individual designs which have been lovingly sent to me.
|Gherardo Campori age 6|
|Giorgia Allemandi age 7|
|Giorgio Frignani age 6|
|Francesca V. age 3 (artist unknown)|
|Maddalena Rossi age 6|
|Mario Bergna age 10|
|Rebecca Chiekh age 3|
To conclude the first children's showcase, enjoy these butterflies drawn by 7 and 8 year olds, class 2A, from the Scuola Alessandro Manzoni, Moncalieri, Turin.
A special thank you goes to Ski Team Jouvenceaux, a few Mums, and some very willing teachers!
I hope you have enjoyed the first installment of Butterflies for Lupus. Please come back later to see the second installment of fabulous butterfly designs created by children.
See you then.