New Guest Blog – Día de los Muertos with Madeleine Stamer (+ 2 GIVEAWAYS!)

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 31st October 2011

This week Melbourne designer / illustrator Madeleine Stamer joins us with a Mexicana-inspired Guest Blog!

GODDAMN. I know I am prone to excitement / exaggeration / general gushing but CAN I JUST SAY – this week’s Guest Blog is seriously EXCELLENT.  No bones about it.

Melbourne’s favourite (non-Mexican) Mexicana afficionado Madeleine Stamer has put together the most stellar series of posts covering a festival which falls this week – Día de los Muertos, aka Day of the Dead!  This year the celebrations will take place tomorrow (All Saints Day) and Wednesday (All Souls Day).  So at TDF HQ we’re ignoring the big horse race – instead you’ll find us Mexifying the loungeroom with a DIY shrine and traditional Papel Picado (punched paper) banners, and munching on tasty tacos. ;)

Maddi’s guest blog this week is very educational as well as entertaining!  It covers spirituality AND death AND craft AND food AND two giveaways!!   AWESOME!

Día de los Muertos Guest Blog Giveaways

Giveaway #1 – new Madeleine Stamer Print – “Sweet Calavera”

Brand new Madeleine Stamer Print – “Sweet Calavera”
Limited edition, signed and numbered giclee print.
Deckled edge hand pressed Arches paper.
Dimensions 56 x 76cm
RRP $330.00

AND thanks to Madeleine’s foodie friends, we also have a $100 gift voucher for dinner at Melbourne’s excellent Mexican restaurant – Mamasita!

Giveaway #2 – a $100 gift voucher for dinner at Mamasita in Melbourne

These two amazing giveaways will be won by two lucky TDF readers. Alls ya need to do is leave a comment on any of Maddi’s Guest Blog this week to be in the running. Winners will be selected at random and contacted by email early next week.  Giveaway open to Australian residents only.

Massive thanks to Maddi for her brilliant Guest Blog this week and the giveaways…!  Don’t forget to pop by each day for a little Mexican madness.

AND of course please do share the love by paying Madeleine a little visit too over at her fab blog and website!

by Lucy Feagins, Editor
Monday 31st October 2011


  • Flora 5 years ago

    I love the way Mexicans use colour and their food isn’t too bad either. Fantastic give-away.

  • Sam Best-Lawson 5 years ago

    Makes everyday a festive occasion

  • Joula 5 years ago

    Very inspiring!

  • Laura 5 years ago

    beautiful! x

  • Jen Arnold 5 years ago

    You’ve just inspired my dinner… TACOS!
    Gorgeous illustrations, Madeleine!

  • Josette 5 years ago

    I would love an excuse to go eat in Melbourne!

  • gabba gg 5 years ago

    I have heard some great things about Mamasita.. butis it really different than a mexican cantina??

  • Bec 5 years ago

    My friend and I think that Mexican will be Melbourne’s new pizza. Hope so!

  • Sam 5 years ago


  • Alyce 5 years ago

    Holy moly!!!! Another inspiration – exactly what was needed! Yay!!!

  • meg 5 years ago

    Gorgeous print – would love to have this hanging in my house

  • adele 5 years ago

    lovely! yes please…

  • Janette 5 years ago

    I would love……. the print.

  • frankie 5 years ago

    this mamasita would love that mamasita dinner.

  • Lauren 5 years ago

    wow, love the print, love mexican, love it all. I moved to sydney from Melbourne and I am missing all the culinary delights! Would love to go when I am down next, what a treat! x

  • Hat 5 years ago

    looking forward to the Mexicana week (far more than the horse race)

  • Elaine 5 years ago

    Luv the Print!

  • Sarah 5 years ago

    I’ve heard so many good things about Mamasita, I would love to go one day.

  • jane Ellen Kane 5 years ago

    An amazing colour explosion! Mexicana my world!

  • shannon 5 years ago

    oh please, oh please pick me for that print. the food I dont care, but that print….

  • pete 5 years ago

    that print is psychadelic

  • Annie 5 years ago

    Love this artwork and would look fab in my house!! Very COOL!

  • alilovesdesign 5 years ago

    I would love that beautiful print, por favor! It’s so exciting to see how my country’s traditional imagery has inspired artists around the world. Viva Mexico! Viva Madeleine!

  • Madeleine 5 years ago

    Best of luck with the giveaway everyone, your comments are delightful! Thank you Lucy and Jenny for letting me hang out all week xo

  • Madeleine 5 years ago

    A Madeleine Stamer print for Madeleine! Yes please.

  • Pauly 5 years ago

    Would look good on any wall!

  • Jen 5 years ago

    Me gusta mucho!

  • Hannah 5 years ago

    love her prints, they are so uplifting

  • Hannah 5 years ago

    love her prints, they are so very uplifting

  • Ellie 5 years ago

    A house warming pressie for the new apartment we are moving into next week? Por favour!

  • Natasha 5 years ago

    That print is AMAZING!

  • BrooKe 5 years ago

    thanKs for the link to another beautiful blOg! … beautiful pRint toO! b x

  • Madeleine’s print is beyond amazing and I’m dying for it. We’re celebrating el dia de los muertos at our HQ too :) x

  • heidi rogers 5 years ago

    What an amazing print. I’m a textile designer and really appreciate artwork like this! The eye for detail and use of colour excite me.

    Something that would be a great gift for my brother & his new fiancé’ engagement gift :-)


  • anna Barry 5 years ago

    we had our honeymoon in Mexico and went to the Dia de los muertos museum in mexico city. it was absolutely incredible.

  • Anna Walker 5 years ago

    Is this where I leave a comment to go into the draw?

  • Michelle 5 years ago

    Love the print!

  • Penny 5 years ago

    I have enjoyed this week’s blog. And voucher or no voucher, I will be off to Mamasita soon!

  • Renee 5 years ago


  • Sheridan 5 years ago

    Oh very nice Madeleine. Ola.

  • Andrea Stamer 5 years ago

    Stunning print! Fantastic line work & colour. Very clever design with some of the leaves. Your attention to detail with your shrine, flowers in Wilhelmina’s hair, garlands etc is too good – very lucky girls to have you as a mum beautifying their world. Love the blog pics too – the scissors, folded flower waiting to be cut one is great. Can’t believe that print is a giveaway – had to post, gotta try!

  • Dina 5 years ago

    Madeline, you never fail to blow me away with your passion, creativity and enthusiasm. I adore you. xxx

  • Anita 4 years ago

    Muy bueno!

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