Friday, November 24, 2017

Perfect Gift for Creative Types- Flow A Book That Takes Its Time and A Year of Tiny Pleasures

Flow A Book That Takes Its Time: An Unhurried Adventure in Creative Mindfulness

By Irene Smit and Astrid Van Der Hulst

Genre: Body + Mind + Spirit, Self Improvement, Crafts + Hobbies

Number of Pages: 217
Series Title: Flow
Street Date: October 3, 2017

Take time to breathe. Take time to create. Take time to reflect, take time to let go. A book that’s unique in the way it mixes reading and doing, A Book That Takes Its Time is like a mindfulness retreat between two covers.

Created in partnership with Flow, the groundbreaking international magazine that celebrates creativity, beautiful illustration, a love of paper, and life’s little pleasures, A Book That Takes Its Time mixes articles, inspiring quotes, and what the editors call “goodies”—bound-in cards, mini-journals, stickers, posters, blank papers for collaging, and more—giving it a distinctly handcrafted, collectible feeling.

Read about the benefits of not multitasking, then turn to “The Joy of One Thing at a Time Notebook” tucked into the pages. After a short piece on the power of slowing down, fill in the designed notecards for a Beautiful Moments jar. Make a personal timeline. Learn the art of hand-lettering. Dig into your Beginner’s Mind. Embrace the art of quitting. Take the writing cure. And always smile. Move slowly and with intention through A Book That Takes Its Time, and discover that sweet place where life can be both thoughtful and playful.

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My Review:

This book is so full of beautiful ideas I was at first overwhelmed because I wanted to do all the things, I wanted to explore all at once. But that's not what this book is about.

Flow is about taking time to enjoy, to live mindfully, to relax, to create and to let creativity develop naturally. I love it.  I love all the ideas, all the little extras like stickers, journals and  note cards.

This book is the perfect holiday gift for the creative types in your life. Give them something that will last all year, and what a way to start 2018 with a beautiful and positive book that can jump start their creativity. 

This book is therapy like therapy only much more fun.

And now that I've discovered Flow I'll be checking out the magazine as well.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book for review. This is my honest opinion.

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