Tuesday, May 10, 2016

World Lupus Day 2016 - Butterfly Showcase 1

Welcome to the 2016 Butterflies for Lupus showcase. Finally it is time to reveal all the butterfly designs which have been created to celebrate World Lupus Day. I have collected the designs from all over the world, from children, friends and fellow designers of all ages. It will be a busy day, you will need to visit my blog four times to see all of the designs. The final post of the day will include links to Pinterest boards where you can see all the designs together, and where they will remain so that you can Pin and share them. The posts are very long so please have patience and enjoy.
Before we begin 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. In it's forth year the initiative is growing rapidly and I believe it really does help to create interest towards the disease. Ideally I would like everyone to take five minutes to think a little about Lupus and what it means and then dive into my little world of butterfly designs.
So lets begin, this year there are lots and lots of children's designs. A special thank you goes to Thomas Fummo and Laura Bisso for their invaluable help in collecting the drawings you see below.



© Claudio 2016. Age 7

© Letizia 2016. Age 7

© Marco 2016. Age 6

© Sara 2016. Age 6

© Tomas 2016. Age 6
© Elisa 2016. Age 6

© Francesco 2016. Age 6

© Pietro 2016. Age 7

© Riccardo 2016. Age 7
© Ruby 2016. Age 7

© Hand painted by Ethan 2016. Age 4
© Giorgia 2016. Age 6

Now it's time to glance at some fabulous butterfly designs created by children from the infants school, I miei bambini, Turin, Italy.

© Mila 2016. Age 5

© Alessandra 2016. Age 5

© Emma 2016. Age 3

© Valentina 2016. Age 3

© Edoardo 2016. Age 4
© Marta 2016. Age 3

© Giulia 2016. Age 3

© Arwa 2016. Age 4

© Gio' 2016. Age 5

© Rapha√®l 2016. Age 5

© Pietro 2016. Age 4

© Leo 2016. Age 5

© Laura 2016. Age 5
I do hope you all have enjoyed seeing the first 25 butterfly designs created to celebrate World Lupus Day 2016. Please come back later to find a very LARGE Children's gallery from the Scuola Primaria dell'Istituto Calasanzio, Empoli, with some very creative designs! See you in a very short while.

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