This week we won’t be posting our usual Friday craft DIY oh no not this week. Its not that we don’t like Halloween or anything… it is simply because we REALLY like Dia De Los Muertos and will be launching a week long celebration on the S+S blog of all things Day Of The Dead featuring a host of some of our favourite creative friends and peers! Since the amazing Harry Darws Pictures installed her amazing Mexican shrine window display (image above a hand printed art piece from the display) a couple of years back at the old Super studio we have excitedly anticipated the start of November and all the colourful, crafty and creative things it can bring! So this year we are amping it up a notch and are going to be sharing some amazing exclusive content from some amazingly talented creative peers.
A little historical snippet from The National Geographic.
‘Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) is a two-day festival that takes place every November 1 and 2. Although most strongly identified with Mexico, Dia de los Muertos is celebrated throughout Latin America and everywhere with a Latino population… Assured that the dead would be insulted by mourning or sadness, Dia de los Muertos celebrates the lives of the deceased with food, drink, parties, and activities the dead enjoyed in life… On Dia de los Muertos, the dead are also a part of the community, awakened from their eternal sleep to share celebrations with their loved ones.’
Our list of collaborators includes some names you already know and that we have worked with on projects in the past and a few new faces! We will be kicking off our week of blog posts on Sunday November 1st and running it through until the following Sunday. To bring our Dia de los meurtos blog party to a close we will be running a Super+Super craft book give-away AND offering a little extra treat to be revealed next week!
For now we will leave you with a link to our Dia De Los Muertos Style Pinterest board. This is a collection of inspiring festival images, diy’s and brightly coloured costumes… and is also where we will be pinning links to our guest posts during the blog party so you can find them each day. We cannot wait to get this party under-way and hope you enjoy being part of it! A&C x
Amazing image from zip_flipit on Flickr