Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Origami for Mindfulness Review & GIVEAWAY

Two mindful activities - one book! It's Origami for MindfulnessColor and fold your way to inner peace with these 35 calming projects by Mari Ono. Her book combines the ancient Japanese art of paper folding and coloring. It comes with 61 sheets of origami paper - including 30 to color. Before folding, color to your taste with pencil crayons or marker. The other 31 sheets are printed with an attractive pattern or solid color. I like the paper's matte finish. There's more than enough paper to complete all of the models in the book. A handy vinyl envelope tucked inside the back cover holds 2 sizes of paper - 59 (6 inch) squares and 2 (6 x 6 1/4 inch) rectangular sheets. The back of all paper is uncolored. The book has step-by-step instructions for 35 origami models. I love the selection! I've folded the heart, frog, card holder, ballon and chocolate boxes. My favorite so far is the chocolate box (shown below). The book cover shows the butterfly project from page 28. All models have a level of difficulty of 1 to 3 stars. I find immersing myself in origami very relaxing. And you get the added reward of a wonderful origami creation. The complete table of contents is listed below. Cico Books released the 128 page paperback ‏on September 20, 2016. Get your copy below!


C O N T E N T S

Introduction
Origami and Japanese People
The Birth of Origami
Origami for Therapy

1
LOVE & HOPE
Heart Message Card
Cherry Blossom
Crane
Balloon Flower
Butterfly (cover)
 Balloon Box
Tulip
Gift Box
Rose
Envelope
Holder
Heart Wreath

2  
HAPPINESS & LAUGHTER
Trinkets Tray
Origami Doll
Chopsticks Wrapper
Party Tray
Chocolate Box
Sweet Treat Tray
Funny Puppet
Sumo Wrestlers
Origami Ball
Frog
Goldfish

3
BELIEF & WILLINGNESS
Fir Tree
Boat
Kimono
Spheres
Kimono Coat
Bluebell
Springtime Cherry Blossom
Anemone
Wreath
Decorative Sphere
Wall Hanging
Column Tapestry

Useful Information
Index
Acknowledgments





























Paper from the included pack.


This is the Chocolate Box from page 66. Each box is made simply by folding a 6 inch square. 


This is one I made with paper from the included pack.



Origami for Mindfulness ISBN-13 ‏: ‎978-1782494058 is available worldwide on Amazon. It's published by CICO Books an imprint of Ryland Peters & Small Ltd. Check out their unique catalog at RPS. RPS has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until September 19, 2021. Canada & USA only. Good luck!

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12 comments:

  1. Those Needle-Felted Animals looks so fantastic it makes me curious about getting that book!
    jan

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  2. needle felted animals looks really nice

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  3. "Visit CICO & tell me the name of another book that you'd like to give or receive?!" "Modern Stencils"!

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  4. Sewing Basics for Everybody is another sewing/craft book that looks like it has good tips and ideas.

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  5. Origami Ocean Friends sounds like a fun book.

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  6. There are so many good options. I’d pick decorating pumpkins and gourds since Halloween is around the corner. - Cheryl k

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  7. Knitting Stashbusters perfect for me

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  8. I would love the Super-cute Amigurumi for my daughter and myself.

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  9. I'd like to have the Mindful Crochet book. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. I think the book on Needle Felted Animals would be so fascinating.

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  11. I would like to win the crochet know how. I have the hooks, a little bit of yarn and the simple stitch down but I need more direction.

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