The most obvious change to the Butterflies for Lupus Showcase 2019 has been the use of Instagram as the host and promotional tool. I have had some fun trying to ‘pretend’ that I know how to use Instagram properly. Some of you more expert may have read between the lines but at least I have learnt a lot of new skills… and I’m afraid to say I still have a lot more to learn.
Instead of inviting people to send me their butterfly designs and publishing them all on World Lupus Day, I organised a personal Instagram Challenge called Chasing Butterflies. The ‘challenge’ became a test to myself to design a butterfly everyday for the whole of May, that means 31 butterflies!. Obviously my personal challenge was also open to anyone who wanted to join in and a few people sent me some lovely butterflies.
The final showcase contains 42 butterflies which you can see on the Butterflies for Lupus website or on Pinterest. Please take a look and enjoy, there are some fabulous butterflies designs to be seen.
In past editions I have always made a donation to a Lupus Charity. However, this year I decided to buy a few nice butterfly themed items and hold a small prize draw between the people who sent me a butterfly and gave me support. The winners of the prize draw are Thomas Fummo, Maike Thoma, Ellie Fidler and Debbie Head.
Last of all I need to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the initiative ‘again’! I will be back next year with another Showcase to help raise awareness for the disease Lupus. As always thanks to Daniele who keeps a strict eye on the website.
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