Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Perfectly Mindful Origami – The Origami Garden KIT Review & GIVEAWAY

Perfectly Mindful Origami – The Origami Garden by Mark Bolitho (Author) and Brent Darby (Photographer) is a 128 page Paperback released – April 20, 2017 by Publisher: Jacqui Small. Inside you will find 30 sheets of 7" x 7" square origami paper and over 25 garden themed paper folding projects. Each project has a difficulty rating of easy, intermediate or more challenging, though most are intermediate. The paper comes in a colorful and attractive variety of solids and patterns. The larger 7" size paper is a treat! I warmed up by folding the Easy Rose design. Then I moved on to the Bird (pictured below), Pear and Nut folds. There is a lot of folding, but it's satisfying folding. I found the diagram and text instructions very clear. The Perfectly Mindful Origami series also includes Origami Paper Boxes, Origami Zodiac and Geometric Origami. There are many benefits to doing origami – including boosting mindfulness. Get your copy below!

CONTENTS
Mindful Origami
Getting Started
Easy Rose

SEEDS AND PLANTS
Seeds
Nuts in a Bowl
Seedlings in a Pot
Plants in Pots
Flowers
Hydrangea
Four-petal Blossom
Four-petal Balloon Flower
Pentangle Variation
Five-petal Blossom
Five-petal Balloon Flower
Palm Leaf
Cactus in a Pot
Pine Tree

FLOWERS
Classic Lily & Iris
Calla Lily
Rose
Tulip
Water Lily
Fuchsia
Bunch of Flowers

FRUIT AND VEGETABLES
Strawberry
Mushroom
Pear
Tomato
Chili Pepper

GARDEN LIFE
Butterfly
Frog
Bird
Snail

Resources & Acknowledgements


The Origami Garden book and paper pack. The bird design is from the Garden Life chapter. It has a difficulty rating of intermediate. You may notice that I unfolded a couple of creases –  personal preference. I used pink paper from the pack that comes with the book. The folded bird measures about 5" beak to tail.




A look inside. 


Perfectly Mindful Origami – The Origami Garden is available worldwide at Jacqui Small, an imprint of The Quarto Group. Check out their unique catalog at Jacqui Small. Quarto has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until July 28, 2017. Prize includes cost of shipping. Canadian and USA addresses only. Good luck!

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29 comments:

  1. POpped over from your giveaway to say hi and have also followed your blog. Lovely giveaway and I have not as yet tackled Origami but on my wish list. Love the braceltes, well cute.

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  2. Love origami. Would love to learn how to do it. I love all the flowers and the butterflies. Great lessons to teach my granddaughter.

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  3. I've always been fascinated at the talent of those that do Origami :)

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  4. Nice to see more modern origami patterns. As a child I was always fascinated with my grandparents doing origami for me. Try to pass on that bit of culture to my kids! akronne17@gmail.com

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  5. I have done some simple origami and some a bit more difficult. I would love to make the vegetables included in this book, especially the chili pepper!
    MPaula

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  6. its nice to see that this is still existing art arround this theme. It gives me nice remembers on my childhood as well, thank you :)

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  7. I've always wanted to try this.

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  8. Always wanted to do pastels..."Beginning Pastels"

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  9. I think I would like clean skin from within.

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  10. I would love the book, Monsters' Nonsense: The Green Gobbler for my grandchildren. It looks like a fun book to read.

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  11. I love doing oragomi its so calming. I would like to read the Drawing for Joy book

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  12. I would also like Build a Better Vegetable Garden by Joyce Russell

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  13. I'd love this book!: A Secret Sisterhood by Emily Midorikawa and Emma Claire Sweeney - The Hidden Friendships of Austen, Bronte, Eliot and Woolf

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  14. My niece would love the book: 50 Wacky Things Animals Do
    It would make a great birthday gift.
    Marlene V

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  15. I'd love Build a Better Vegetable Garden, as I garden a lot!

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  16. I'd really like Not Your Mother's Slow Cooker Cookbook.

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  17. I'd like the Cleanse, Nurture, Restore with Herbal Tea by Sebastian Pole

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  18. The Bee Keeper's Lab looks great. Our neighbors kept bees for several years so if we had any hands-on questions we could go ask them. Keeping the bears out might be tricky...

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  19. Quick Pickle cookbook.

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  20. I'd like to read the book When Happiness is not Enough
    When Happiness is not Enough by Chris Skellett.

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  21. I would also love to read The Surf Girl Journal by Louise Searle

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  22. I would like to get Weekendtivity -- fun projects I could do with my granddaughter

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  23. Another book i would like is
    The Mother Earth News Guide to Vegetable Gardening by Mother Earth News

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  24. This is certainly a nice book with many fun projects,my granddaughter loves looks at origami pieces,maybe if i win the book for her she may start making her own !

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  25. Color-by-Number: Dogs
    Walter Foster Creative Team love this book

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