This year the Butterflies for Lupus Showcase is not going to happen, I have waited until the last minute to see if I could organise myself well enough to launch a 2021 edition.
As many of you know, every year I organise a Butterflies for Lupus Showcase where I collect original butterfly art to raise awareness for the autoimmune disease Lupus.
As last year the Butterflies for Lupus Showcase 2020 will be hosted on Instagram. At the moment I am doing lots of collages and mixed media designs so my butterflies will be in created using this style. I will post a design on the Butterflies for Lupus Instagram account everyday throughout May to mark Lupus awareness month and World Lupus Day, which is on the 10th May. At the end of the challenge I hope to have at least 31 beautiful butterfly designs to create a Butterfly Showcase which I will share here on the Butterflies for Lupus website and on Pinterest.
This year I changed almost everything about collecting butterflies for the 2019 showcase. I must admit I did consider not doing the showcase at all but then decided that changing the rules was the best temporary solution… at least for this edition.
The main difference this year is that the Showcase will be hosted as an Instagram Challenge. I will post a design every day through the month of May and hope you will join me and contribute by sharing a butterfly design too!
One of my hashtags is ‘sometimes I draw butterflies’ and it’s true, sometimes I do! Mainly I collect butterfly art to raise awareness for people with Lupus and once a year I ask people to send me their butterfly art to share on this website.
Hello, the Butterflies for Lupus campaign is over for this year. It was a great success. A nice donation is waiting to be paid to Gruppo LES Italiano Onlus and 93 gorgeous butterfly designs are now archived forever on the Butterflies for Lupus website and on Pinterest.
Well today is the 10th of May and World Lupus Day, time for me to show you all the beautiful butterfly designs that I have collected for this year’s showcase. It is always hard to organise everything and sometimes I wonder why I do it, however, I insist on trying to raise awareness for this strange and unpredictable disease.