Origami x Cannactiva – Autumn Greeting 2023

Origami de Cannactiva

We present you the new autumn postcard that we have elaborated in Cannactiva, with the digital painting of the artist Aleix Font Arroyo. The greeting is inspired by Origami, or the Japanese art of paper folding, which symbolizes the transformation of simplicity into beauty, patience, inner peace and creative expression.

And for you to start the autumn with good energy, we bring you a New CBD Origami Flower (Blueberry CBD). A Special Edition that joins our catalog of CBD Indoor – CBD Premium flowers. With an aromatic profile that we did not yet have in our catalog. We have been preparing this surprise for a long time, we hope you enjoy it!

In addition, we have organized the Origami Challenge, with which you can win different prizes in CBD. Starting this week, every order you place at Cannactiva will come with an origami paper, which is the one you need to participate.

Enjoy the calmness that CBD provides while you immerse yourself in artistic creation. More information in the following link:

Cannactiva Fall Greeting (2023)

Our Autumn Greeting – Cannactiva

While the wolf fears fire, the human is warmed by it.
The sailor is afraid of storm waves, while the surfer longs for them with patience.
A dragon made of paper, when unfolded, is just a piece of paper.

And a gray cloud is actually just hiding joy for the plants.
The wild summer has gifted us with a storm of experiences, fruits and flowers.
And the wise autumn harvests, selects, organizes, and prepares for winter.
It’s time to fold!
Focus on surfing the known tides, building and admiring those figures that we like.
Leave behind all that we could not understand, and let it fly to the next ray of light.
Fly! In the end you are just waves, clouds and paper figures.

PS: This is just a brainstorming to be surfed.

Autumn Postcard 2023 Cannactiva Origami
Autumn Postcard 2023 Cannactiva Origami

About the postcard artist: Aleix Font Arroyo

At Cannactiva we believe that art is essential in life, and we like to collaborate with people who dedicate their lives to art.

So, we tell you the story of the protagonist of our recent collaboration, Aleix Font Arroyo (also known as “Rata con Corbata”), a fine arts student who abandoned his university career to go and live in Brazil. There, he delved into the art of graffiti and mural practice. Two years later, he finished his artistic studies and complemented them with social education and philosophy. Currently, Aleix teaches workshops through participatory art methodologies, a space for intervening in conflicts, accompanying entities, groups and also meeting workshops.

In his works, he likes to work on the exploration of the spatial: how this element conditions, relates to people, and generates perceptions that travel in many directions. This is just a small piece of its history. Find out more by visiting their profile on social media!

Discover the art of origami

What is origami?

Origami is a Japanese art form that expresses itself through the folding of sheets of paper. This seemingly minimalist art is capable of turning a simple piece of paper into a form full of beauty and meaning.

Origami transforms simplicity into beauty, a metaphor for life itself.

Each fold generated by a crease has a specific function, reflecting the essence of the Japanese country, where delicacy is valued and patience is cultivated.

History of origami

Using paper folding to make art has its roots in China, where paper was invented around 105 AD. In the country of the Great Wall, “zhezhi”, a style of paper folding was practiced in which gold paper ornaments were created, folded in the shape of ingots, coins or gold nuggets, which were thrown into the fire at funerals.

Origami symbolizes the transformation of simplicity into beauty, patience, inner peace and creative expression.

Over time, the art of paper folding flourished in Japan, and origami became a recognized art form during the Edo period (1603-1868). Paper arrived in Japan in the 6th century, and origami was used in Shinto ceremonial rituals. These rituals were based on the veneration of the “Kami”, which are spirits or deities that represent natural elements, objects and places of the ancestors. Therefore, origami works feature shapes or models inspired by nature, such as flowers, birds and all kinds of animals.

One of the best known modern origami artists is Akira Yoshizawa, who is believed to have contributed to inventing and documenting more than 50,000 models. In his book “Akira Yoshizawa: The Art of Origami“, some of these figures appear.

Meaning of origami

In Japan, origami became associated with concepts of patience, simplicity and beauty, and became an essential part of their culture. Therefore, it is an art and a cultural legacy, and represents much more than just the act of folding paper or simple origami. Origami has a deep symbolism, as the folding process itself is an act of patience, discipline, problem solving and concentration. Origami also represents the transformation of simplicity into beauty, a metaphor for life itself.

Sadako Sasaki and the Hiroshima Peace Cranes

Some origami figures also have a particular symbolism. Paper cranes, for example, are a symbol of peace, health and good wishes in Japanese culture.

Sadako Sasaki’s story is closely related to the contemporary history of origami. Sadako was a 2-year-old girl when she survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, apparently unharmed. Ten years later, Sadako was diagnosed with leukemia, which at the time was called the “atomic bomb disease,” with a serious prognosis. In the hospital, in the midst of her illness, Sadako began folding origami paper cranes, following the Japanese belief that this would grant her a wish.

Although her illness was getting worse, Sadako persevered, filling her room with colorful paper cranes. He eventually passed away at the age of twelve, but his story became a children’s peace movement, both nationally and internationally.

“I will write peace on your wings and you will fly all over the world.”

Three years after Sadako’s death, money was raised to build a monument in her honor, the “Children’s Peace Monument,” which stands in the center of the Hiroshima Peace Park near the site where the atomic bomb was dropped. At the base of the statue is a wish: “This is our cry, this is our prayer , peace in the world “.

We hope you find this approach to the art of origami as inspiring as we have found it during the preparation of the autumn greeting. We encourage you to learn more about this form of artistic creation, and to enjoy it by participating in our Origami Challenge, where you can win various prizes in CBD.

We are especially excited to share with you this proposal, which we have been preparing for you for some time. Happy autumn, Cannactivist!

We are waiting for you in our CBD store.


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