Current Releases from Exisle Publishing
The Art Of Mindful Origami by Dr Richard Chambers
If you are looking for a way to inject some calm and mindfulness into your day (and at this time of year, who isn't?!), then The Art Of Mindful Origami is an ideal way to do just that.
Written by clinical psychologist Dr Richard Chambers, this book features 15 origami projects with simple step-by-step instructions, as well as some mindfulness exercises for you to practice. It is a great way to unwind.
The designs range from simple to more complex, so even if you have never had any experience with origami, the detailed instructions will guide you through.
|Simple Step-By-Step Instructions|
The book includes tear-out pages to use for folding, and colouring pages that you can customise to the colours of your choice, then use to fold into your origami designs (which include a Pinwheel, Lotus, Crane, a Jumping Frog, and more.)
There's also interesting facts about the history of origami, as well as information about each of the designs. For example, we learn that the crane is a sacred creature in Japan, Korea, and China, and is believed to live for a thousand years.
The meditation exercises included are very relaxing.
This is a lovely book that you can enjoy on your own. It would also make a great family activity to do on a weekend.
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Australia Illustrated by Tania McCartney
Australia Illustrated is Tania McCartney's first self-illustrated picture book, and I think it's fantastic!
It is one of those books that you can spend hours poring over.
From the beautiful hard cover, to the highly detailed, vibrant illustrations (created using ink, watercolour, digital art, and mono-printing) the reader is drawn in as we are taken on a state-by-state look at what makes our country so unique and distinctive.
Topics like bush tucker, Aussie slang, rocks, and wheat production are all covered.
There's also information about the names of native animals, trees, and wildflowers.
Tania has captured the idiosyncrasies and diversity of our country perfectly.
Each page tells its own story - there's food, festivals, beaches and more to explore!
I would highly recommend this book as it truly is a visual feast that readers of any age will appreciate.
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Disclosure: I was given review copies of both titles to feature on my blog, with thanks to Exisle Publishing. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way. I was not paid for this review.