Sunday, July 16, 2017

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

Origami Bird
The origami bird design is from the Garden Life chapter. It has a difficulty rating of intermediate. You may notice that I left out a couple of creases – personal preference. 

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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9 comments:

  1. With my youngest son over my shoulder, his answer is:

    Star Wars: Build a Scene by Benjamin Harper and Claudio Dias
    Build Papercraft Scenes from a Galaxy Far, Far Away

    He is a Star Wars fan (brings a tear to my eye) :-D

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  2. I love Ranger Rick's Wildlife Around Us Field Guide & Drawing Book: Volume 1. My granddaughter and I would love to use it together.

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  3. Naughty Dots - Compiled by Fair Winds Press would be a secret delight that I would use before bed.

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  4. I would like Optical Illusions by Gianni Sarcone and Marie Jo Waeber. I love these books.

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  5. Brain Bend by Mister Mourao looks interesting.

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  6. I'd like to get Math Lab for Kids for my grandkids.

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  7. Cooking with Nonna by Rossella Rago.

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