ZenART's Membership Plans Terms & Conditions

(Updates effective 17/08/2020)

These terms and conditions (“Terms and Conditions”) govern the ZenART Supplies Rewards & Referral Plan as well as Subscribe & Save Plan (“Membership Plans”), and members of the programs will earn zen coins in connection with the purchase of qualifying online products and online activities that are redeemable towards the purchase of certain products online. For the re-occurring members (Subscribe & Save Plan) this includes exclusive gifts & content.

1. REWARDS & REFERRAL

  • Free. No purchase is necessary to obtain membership in the Rewards & Referral Program, but you must establish an account at https://shop.zenartsupplies.co/account/register . Please see our privacy policy, located here, to understand how information you provide us will be used. This program is void where prohibited.
  • Eligibility. In order to be eligible for the Rewards & Referral Program, you must create an account as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. You may create an account if you are at least seventeen (17) years of age, have Internet access, and have a valid mailing address. If you are between the ages of 17 and 18, you must have your parent’s permission to register for an account. If you choose to create an account, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account, username and password and for restricting access to your account. You are responsible for keeping such information current, complete, accurate and truthful. You agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account, username and/or password. You agree to provide only current, complete, accurate and truthful information. If you are accessing and using the Site on someone else’s behalf, you represent that you have the authority to bind that person as the principal to all Terms and Conditions provided herein, and to the extent you do not have such authority you agree to be bound to these Terms and Conditions and to accept liability for harm caused by any wrongful use of the Site or Content resulting from such access or use. You may only have one member account per natural person. Persons who are discovered to have more than one account forfeit their zen coins and will be unsubscribed from the Loyalty Program.
  • How To Enroll in the Rewards & Referral Program. (a) Create an account: Visit www.zenartsupplies.com (the "Site" or "Online") and become a registered user of the Site. Click here to be taken directly to the registration page. You will be asked for your first and last name, your email address, and a password. You will also be given the option to sign up for our newsletter. Once you have submitted the requisite information, you will be sent an email to the address you listed confirming your membership. Once you have confirmed your email address, you are automatically enrolled in the Reward & Referral Program and are a member (“Member”).
  • How to Access/Change Your Member Information. You must keep your personal information on your Account up-to-date. To do so, click on the "My Account" section and access your account by entering your registered email address and current password. From your dashboard you can access your account information; review your current and past orders; change your profile; manage your subscriptions and applications, and access your previous purchases.
  • How to Cancel Your Membership. You may cancel an account at any time. To cancel your account, please send an email to support@zenartsupplies.co and write “cancel membership” in the subject line. The email must come from the account currently listed on our servers as being associated with your Rewards & Referral Program. If you no longer have access to that email address, please email our customer service department and we will verify your status and cancel your account. Upon cancellation, you are no longer a member, and any unused zen coins accrued in your account will be forfeited and cannot be redeemed. Zen coins maintain their value only on valid accounts in good standing, and except as otherwise provided here for redemption, have no cash value outside of their redemption value on the Site.

2. EARNING ZEN COINS

  • General Members can earn zen coins on the purchase of qualifying online products at zenartsupplies.co. To receive zen coins for your Online purchases, you must be signed into your account. You may check at any time to see if you are signed in to the Site by looking in the upper right-hand corner of the site. Gift cards do not qualify for zen coins. Other products that do not qualify for zen coins are noted on the Site.
  • Earning Rate. Members earn 5 sen coins for every $1.00 spent on qualifying purchases (in other words, one (5) zen coins for every one dollar ($1) spent). Zen coins are based on your order subtotal, after any discounts, only. Zen coins are rounded down to the nearest whole number. For example, if you spend $9.99, you will receive 9 zen coins. The calculation is as follows: $9.99 x 1 zen coins per dollar = 9.99 zen coins, which is rounded down to 9 zen coins. This program started on August 17, 2020, and initial levels were set on the 2020 amount spent on ordering products. Note: Shipping and Taxes are not taken into consideration. If an item is return and/or price adjusted that will also be removed from your rewards calculations.
  • Gift Cards. Gift card purchases are not eligible to receive zen coins. However, once a gift card is redeemed, zen coins will be awarded to the recipient for the subtotal after any gift card values, provided s/he is logged into the account, as outlined in these Terms and Conditions.
  • Addition of Zen Coins to Accounts. Zen Coins will be added to your Account under the following conditions, and will generally show up immediately. You will receive zen coins:
    • At the time of account registration
    • During the purchase of qualifying products
    • For other activities outlined on the Site that may show up from time to time. Note that for these other activities, including “bonus zen coins” accumulations and other zen coin promotions, zen coins may show as “pending,” depending upon the activity.
    • Joining the Birthday Club. Birthdate must be entered 30 days before your Birthday to qualify.
    • For Liking the ZenART Supplies Facebook page and sharing the ZenART Supplies Facebook page with your following. This is good one time only.
    • Following ZenART Supplies on Instagram. This is good one time only.
    • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Your account will be automatically awarded the discount only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying purchase. Discount will automatically be applied to account if stipulations are met.
  • Exclusions. Members earn zen coins only on the purchase price of: (i) qualifying online products. Calculation of zen coins excludes payment by the Member for shipping charges and all taxes, including without limitation, federal, state, and local taxes or use taxes. Zen Coins will not be earned on any discounts or other credits offered in connection with a product or service. For example, if a product that is normally $50 is on sale for $25, a Member will only earn zen coins on the purchase price of $25. Purchases of gift cards, redemption of vouchers, and any type of price adjustments, including merchandise returns, are not eligible for zen coins. All purchases made: (i) by a Member prior to such member joining the Program, (ii) Online without a Member being logged onto the Website with the Member's Account number linked to the Member's Online account, are not eligible for Reward & Referral Program credit. The purchase of ZenART Supplies products outside the Zenartsupplies.co website are not eligible for the Reward & Referral Program.
  • Returns/Order Cancellations. Zen Coins earned for a purchase that is then the subject of a return, cancellation, refund, declined credit card or gift card, or other credit will be deducted from your account in an amount equal to the zen coins earned for the original transaction, including any bonus zen coins that may be applicable. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return. Zen Coins redeemed on an order will not be reapplied back to your rewards account for any reason on a returned order. If a return/cancellation will cause your account to have a negative zen coin balance, you will not begin earning zen coins again until your zen coins balance is returned to zero (0), by making purchases, or engaging in other promotional activities offered from time to time. If an item is exchanged (different product) any redeemed rewards on the initial purchase may be transferred to the exchange one (1) time only. Rewards used on an order that is canceled cannot be reapplied as they are good for just one use.
  • Bonus Zen Coins Promotions. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may run certain bonus zen coin promotions. Under bonus zen coin promotions, Members can earn additional or "bonus zen coins" in connection with the purchase of certain online products. When you purchase these specially marked products or make the purchase during a bonus zen coins time period, you will earn bonus zen coins on each product, as specified in the offer. Bonus zen coin promotions are subject to the terms and conditions of the offer and may be offered at any time in ZenART Supplies sole discretion. Bonus zen coin offers cannot be combined with any other offer.
  • Limitations on Bonus Zen Coins and Zen Coins, Generally. These terms apply to zen coins and bonus zen coins accruals. If you purchase a product during a promotion and the product comes with an additional, free product, zen coins will not be issued on the retail value of the free product. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product and pay a portion of the retail price after the zen coin's redemption, you will receive zen coins only on the leftover retail amount you pay, and not on any value attributed to the zen coin you used. If you redeem zen coins towards the purchase of a product in an amount equal to the full price of the product, you will not earn any zen coins.
  • Non-purchase Options for Earning Zen Coins. You may also earn additional zen coins on non-purchase activities. From time to time, ZenART Supplies may offer you the chance to win various prizes, and earn zen coins, for entering into promotions. For sweepstakes promotions, there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO PLAY OR TO WIN. Rules and restrictions will apply to such promotions and may be found on the entry page of any promotion.
  • Referring a friend to ZenART Supplies. Email a friend an $8 off coupon on $50 order by clicking “ Earn Zen Coins” then “ Refer a Friend”. Enter the email address of a friend who has not purchased with ZenART Supplies before (if your referral has shopped with us before the referral link will be automatically voided by the system). A referral link will be sent to your friend with an $8 off coupon on a $50 order. $8 off coupon on $50 order will automatically be rewarded to your account only if the referral friend used the link sent to them from your referral account and makes a qualifying first-time purchase with ZenART Supplies. Your Referral friend will receive an $8 off coupon on $50 order, 200 zen coins for signing up, and zen coins from their first purchase made while signed into their new ZenART Supplies account.

3. REDEEMING ZEN COINS

  • How To Use Your Zen Coins. Zen Coins must be used in increments outlined in these Terms and Conditions. The maximum number of zen coins that may be used in a single transaction is 10,000 zen coins. Zen Coins may only be used Online at the ZenART Supplies website. Zen Coins towards Products: Members can use their zen coins to reduce the purchase price of a product or to receive a product for free based on the following scale:
    • 500 zen coins = $5.00 off
    • 1,000 zen coins = $10.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 1,500 zen coins = $15.00 off your at least $50 order
    • 2,500 zen coins = $25.00 off your at least $50 order

    Zen Coins can only be redeemed in any combination of the zen coin and increment amounts set forth above. Redemption of zen coins towards purchases of products is subject to product availability. Any rewards discounts that are applied to the order, will be distributed equally to the applicable items in the order when completing a return.

  • Gift cards. Once available, zen coins cannot be used towards the purchase of gift cards. Gift card redemption, however, is eligible for zen coins. Zen Coins accrued pursuant to the use of a gift card will benefit the gift card user, provided the user has an account in accordance with these Terms and Conditions.
  • To Redeem your Zen Coins. Before you begin shopping with us, sign in to your Shop account on our site. Select “Redeem Zen Coins” from the red tab housed in the lower left-hand corner of the screen and select the amount of zen coins you would like to redeem. You will be issued a custom code that you can copy and paste into the discount bar during check out (Please note - only one code can be used). Your total payment amount will be discounted by the amount of zen coins you allocate to the purchase. Note that zen coins may only be redeemed for the purchase price of the product. Sales tax, shipping, and other handling charges assessed in addition to the price of the product are your responsibility and zen coins may not be used to discount these additional charges.
  • Exclusions. Only one account per natural person. Only one discount code can be redeemed per transaction. Rewards redemption codes may not be combined with any other discount codes. Zen Coins may not be transferred or gifted at this time. Zen Coins cannot be used on past purchases. Zen Coins accumulated on different accounts by different members may not be combined or aggregated to make purchases of products or for any other reason. Zen Coins earned in a transaction cannot be redeemed in the same transaction. Redeemed zen coins cannot be retroactively applied to any past order or receive a price adjustment on any order where redeemed zen coins were not applied. Zen Coins have no cash value outside of the ZenART Supplies website and are available only to members in good standing.
  • Zen Coins Expiration and Time Lapses. All zen coins acquired, whether standard zen coins or bonus zen coins, shall expire 180 days from the date the zen coins are added to your account. Zen Coins expire 180 days from the date in which they were assigned to your account. Specific onsite activities in which zen coins will be awarded are set to accrue zen coins based on a time-lapse at the discretion of ZenART Supplies.
    • Sign up: zen coins are added to your account instantly
    • Order: zen coins are added to your account when your order is placed.
  • Once zen coins are redeemed, a discount code will be assigned and we are unable to cancel the discount code and reapply the zen coins to your Reward & Referral account. Discount codes generated by redeeming zen coins do not expire until used. They are a one-time use code, so once it is used it is gone. If an order is returned zen coins will not be reinstated.

4. Subscribe & Save Plan

  • Re-occurring purchase. Purchase is necessary in order to participate in this plan. The plan is worth $6.95 and will be charged to your account on the same date of the month that you purchased the plan, i.e. if you purchased the plan on 19th of January, you will be charged for the plan on the 19th of each month you are a Subscribe & Save Plan member.
  • 15% re-occurring discount. As a member of the subscribe & Save Plan, you are eligible for a 15% discount every time you put an order in place. You are qualified for the discount as soon as you purchase the plan.
  • Cancellation. After a purchase made with a Subscribe & Save Plan, you are not able to get a refund for the plan for the month the purchase was valid for but you can cancel for the following months.
  • Free samples & accessories. These are included for members of Subscribe & Save Plan only. These are not included in each order but the member will be informed when they will receive "extras" in their order.
  • Access to exclusive content. Exclusive access to tutorials, guides, tips & tricks in video, pdf, or audio format will be part of the membership program. Not all exclusive content is available but what is and will be available is up to ZenART Supplies sole discretion.

5. GENERAL

  • By registering with Zenartsupplies.co and joining the Reward & Referral Program, you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set forth in these Terms and Conditions, as well as any other terms that may be associated with the Reward & Referral Program. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to cancel, modify, suspend or restrict the Reward & Referral Program, your account, the redemption of zen coins, or any aspect of the Program, including, without limitation, the zen coin conversion ratio and the zen coin expiration policy at any time. Any changes can be made without advance notice. ZenART Supplies may make these changes even though such changes may affect your ability to use zen coins already accumulated. You are responsible for remaining knowledgeable about the Program Terms and Conditions. A Member's zen coins balance, as reflected in ZenART Supplies records, shall be deemed correct. ZenART Supplies reserves the right to determine the amount of zen coins in any Member's account based on ZenART Supplies' internal records related to such Member's account. In the event of an inconsistency between the amount accrued in a Member's account as stated on any Member's receipt and ZenART Supplies internal records, ZenART Supplies internal records will control. ZenART Supplies assumes no responsibility for errors caused by incorrect Member information. Your right to transfer zen coins earned or granted under the Program is strictly limited. The sale of zen coins is prohibited and may result in the confiscation or cancellation of your zen coins as well as suspension or termination of your membership, which in each case shall be final and conclusive. All transactions involving zen coins and all Member accounts are subject to review and verification by ZenART Supplies. The zen coins balance in a Member's account may be unavailable for use when an account or transaction is under review. ZenART Supplies may revoke any Member's membership in the Reward & Referral Program at any time if such Member engages in abuse of the Reward & Referral Program or fails to follow the terms and conditions of the Program. Fraud or abuse relating to the accrual of zen coins or redemption of rewards may result in revocation of membership in the Program and may affect a Member's eligibility for participation in any other ZenART Supplies program, present or future. Zen Coins are non-transferable and cannot be redeemed for cash. The interpretation and application of the Program's Terms and Conditions are at the sole discretion and determination of ZenART Supplies. For more information or other questions, click on Contact Us.
  • The Terms and Conditions of the loyalty program are subject to change at ZenART Supplies’ sole discretion at any time and without notice to customers. Upon customer’s at-will termination of their Zenartsupplies.com registered account, or if a customer is termination for violation of these Terms and Conditions or other activities in violation of the intent and good faith intended use of this Site, all zen coins will immediately be forfeited and will no longer be redeemable. ZenART Supplies will make reasonable efforts to award zen coins as outlined above to all 1. registered and 2. qualifying Zenartsupplies.co customers but is not responsible for any technical or unforeseen errors that may occur.
  • Zen Coins are nontransferable, nonredeemable for cash, are nonrefundable and are not valid outside of Zenartsupplies.co. Purchases made outside Zenartsupplies.co are not valid for zen coin accrual (this includes, but is not limited to Facebook resell groups, Ebay, and Amazon).
  • Employees of ZenART Supplies are not eligible to participate in the Reward & Referral Program.

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8 Things to Do on Valentine's Day Quarantine for Artists

8 Things to Do on Valentine's Day Quarantine for Artists

Being on lockdown or quarantine this month doesn't equate to a lonely, boring Valentine's Day. In this article, our team compiled eight artful things to do on Valentine's Day whether you're an artist, an art enthusiast or simply in love with one. Most of you might wonder how we can maintain a healthy relationship with our loved ones while living out our true passion especially with a pandemic right outside our doorsteps.


The True Purpose of Valentine's Day?

Artful things to do on Valentine's Day quarantine

#1 Paint portraits!

#2 Plan a themed dinner at home

#3 Arts and culture film night

#4 Hone your cooking techniques

#5 Start practicing yoga and meditation

#6 An artful breakfast in bed date

#7 Make a love letter in the form of an art zine

#8 Pour yourselves over a book of Love

Bonus: Check out a virtual art exhibition in London!

A Reminder of Love


The True Purpose of Valentine's Day?

Valentine's Day is a special occasion that was created to put the practice of appreciating our loved ones into actual action. Every February 14, candies, chocolates, flowers, and gifts in general are exchanged all around the world in celebration of this special day. This has become the norm for most people every year and it's a perfect opportunity to remind our loved ones how much we love and care for them.

Valentine card dated between ca. 1840-80, colour lithograph, paper-lace, fabrix appliqu'e, watercolour, etc. Victoria and Albert Museum, London

In this age of fast-paced media and smartphones, maintaining healthy relationships can get pretty challenging. Somehow, the modernisation of society has led us to lose touch with our present surroundings. It has caused one of the pillars of our lives - our personal connections with people - to suffer. We are always rushing towards the future, and before we know it - the best years of our lives have passed by right before our eyes. We forget that at the end of the day, what remains with us are the meaningful and healthy relationships we cherished, and the genuine connections we create with people.


TRIVIA:  Did you know that Medieval poet and the Father of English Literature, Geoffrey Chaucer may actually be the person responsible for associating Valentine's Day to love and romance? His poem "The Parlement of Foules" written ca. 1380-90 describes a conference of birds that meet to choose their mates on St. Valentine's Day. Geoffrey Chaucer used this literary piece to gently satirize the tradition of courtly love.

"The Parlement of Foules" found in ca. 1425-75 manuscript of Geoffrey Chaucer's literary work. British Library collection www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-parliament-of-fowls

Now, more than ever, it is important to not only appreciate our loved ones, but to also listen to our inner voice, and attend to our personal needs. This Valentine's, let us take this opportunity to take care of both ourselves and our loved ones. We're sure some of you are already wondering about other things to do on Valentine's Day while on lockdown, so without further ado, let's read on!

Artful things to do on Valentine's Day quarantine

Spending Valentine's Day in lockdown, or in quarantine doesn't mean you're left bingeing on Netflix in pyjamas over fish and chips or worse, sleep in early. If you want to make this year's love day still special but haven't thought of something exceptional to do just yet, well, prepare to indulge yourself in this list of artful things to do on Valentine's Day, at home.

#1 Paint portraits!

Take out those paints and brushes and get back at it again! Paint your long overdue self portrait. Or if you're with your loved one, why not paint each other's portraits? You'll be able to slow down, stop and just study your loved one's face. This way, you will be able to have quality interaction with each other while sharing your techniques. Finishing a piece of artwork by yourself is very satisfying to the mind and soul. Sharing it with a loved one? Well, that's really something else.

Things to do on Valentine's Day - Paint each other's portraits!

On that day, prepare a simple charcuterie and your favourite drinks and of course, make sure you have all the art materials you need. Take your Valentine's date idea to the next level by getting professional paints and brushes that are made to take the pain out of painting. What's more awesome is that you can get them online.

ZenART Renoir Collection oil and acrylic professional brushes
 Our Renoir Collection is a 14-piece professional brush set that can be used for both oil and acrylic paints. If you're looking into working with watercolours, you may choose from either the Turner Collection -- also a 14-piece professional watercolour brush set -- or the Black Tulip Collection, an essential 6-piece collection.

#2 Plan a themed dinner at home

It's just like Christmas eve dinner all over again, only this time you get to be more inventive and romantic. Plan a themed dinner at home. Think creative table setting-watercolor placemats, red hearts cut outs, etc. You can even dress up for a romantic fine dinner or make it as fun as to wear costumes, especially when the kids and the kids at heart are joining. There are endless possibilities with this one.

Things to do on Valentine's Day - plan a themed dinner at home
Use your imagination, include fairy lights to make the set-up instantly magical!

#3 Arts and culture film night

You may not be able to go out to the cinemas this Valentine's Day but there are options now to stream films from the comfort of your home. From Netflix or Hulu, to the Royal Opera House, watch something art related this Valentine's Day!

Art-house Films

If you're a film connoisseur then you've probably already seen the most popular arthouse films in cinema's history, but if you're not, then take your movie night a few notches up the artful meter and watch one! Use whichever streaming platform is your favourite and check for the "Arthouse" genre. When we say arthouse, we're talking about Wes Anderson's pastel pink world of quirky characters, David Lynch's surreal parallel worlds or Akira Kurosawa's great classical masterpieces.

Wes Anderson's quirky The Grand Budapest Hotel film

Royal Opera House

The Royal Opera House in London once again needs your patronage to sustain operations once the lockdown lifts. Why not support the ROH by streaming one of their available ballets and operas for just lb3 or $3.37. Choose from Cendrillon, a Cinderella opera to Petipa's Raymonda, a Russian classical ballet. Check it out here.

Things to do on Valentine's Day - Watch an opera of ballet at home from the Royal Opera House
The Royal Opera House homepage

#4 Hone your cooking techniques

Here at ZenART we talk a lot about techniques to inspire artists to paint the well-composed paintings they've always wanted to achieve. What if you can also learn the techniques to cook the food you've always wanted to perfect from the comfort of your home? So we're actually thrilled to stumble upon BBC's Food Techniques that would teach anyone to cook the right way. From as simple as chopping chillies, to making a Swiss roll cake and cooking samosas. By exploring this resource of mini lessons, you and your loved one will get in touch with both your creative sides through the use of sight, smell, and touch. Experimentation is fun and a good chance to get to know your loved ones more.

Things to do on Valentine's Day - Learn cooking techniques
Take mini lessons from BBC's Food Techniques page.

#5 Start practicing yoga and meditation

Another fantastic lockdown Valentine's date idea is yoga for couples. Yoga with your loved one is not a mere exercise and meditation activity. When you merge your practise with another's, you fall into sync with that person's energy. Everything in you moves in rhythm with the other. It challenges your balance, strength, and flexibility while allowing trust to flourish in a healthy relationship. Some of the most intimate, fulfilling, and healthy relationships are found through practising yoga with your loved one. It creates unity, builds intimacy, and encourages happiness. London yoga studios East of Eden and Down to Earth as well as New York's YogaMaya studio will be offering live yoga classes on Valentine's Day.

Things to do on Valentine's Day - start yoga and meditation
YogaMaya's beautiful studio in New York.

#6 An artful breakfast in bed date

Freshly brewed coffee, heart-shaped pancakes or waffles served with fresh flowers and some creativeness. Now that's the right way to start Valentine's Day. Since you can't take them to their favourite cafe that day anyway, might as well prepare something special. Have a nice conversation over breakfast, read each other poetry or watch a romantic-comedy movie. The goal of this activity is so you start Valentine's Day right together.

Things to do on Valentine's Day - Prepare for a breakfast in bed date
Start the day right with a creative breakfast. Two cups of coffee, toast with peanut butter and a beautiful bright bouquet of tulips.

#7 Make a love letter in the form of an art zine

They say handwriting letters is a fading practice. Why not write each other love letters, or better yet, create love zines. Creating something that your loved one can keep is another romantic way to celebrate Valentine's Day. It's a creative way to express your feelings. It can be filled with collages, small doodles, paintings, sketches. You can even add a poem or two. This activity can be done with other family members too.

In my case I've done this digitally on Procreate. Otherwise you can use drawings, light watercolour painting and collage, using Washi tapes - on A4 and fold as it's shown on a photo. It's easy and you can make as many as you want - to each of your family members or just one for the special one.

Things to do on Valentine's Day - make a love art zine
A zine created digitally on Procreate, print, cut and fold.

#8 Pour yourselves over a book of Love

If you've not heard of Gary Chapman's The Five Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts, then it's time you read it. It's one of the best books to understand what your loved ones need, including your own needs, too. See all the information here. You can also take a quiz to understand better, this way one can make the gift that is truly meaningful for the recipient. Read through this wonderful book over home-cooked meals or a charcuterie board.

The Five Love Languages: Singles Edition, for singles, and The Five Love Languages of Children, for the happy relationships within the family and especially with your kids.

Bonus: Check out a virtual art exhibition in London!

Lloyd Register, one of the world's leading providers of professional services for engineering and technology commissioned British contemporary artist Reuben Dangoor to reimagine great maritime artworks for a zero-carbon future to mark the official launch of the Maritime Decarbonisation Hub. In Future Seascapes, paintings by Turner, Van Gogh and Monet are exhibited side-by-side with their zero-carbon interpretations, highlighting the pathways to a zero-carbon future for the maritime industry.

Things to do on Valentine's Day - Attend a virtual art exhibition in London

A Reminder of Love

Reminding ourselves that we should practice self-love and be grateful for our life; being with our loved ones is a way of honouring them and appreciating their presence, ultimately leading to healthy relationships. And as we continue to journey a fast-paced life, moments of quick decisions and fragmented thoughts, art allows every moment to be memorable. Understanding our emotions can help us heal, grow, and improve ourselves. Increasing our self awareness through art can also lead to more success both personally and professionally.

In creating and experiencing art together with our loved ones, we allow them to see a deeper, more special part of us that's not usually seen on the surface. We share a private special place with them, and we allow ourselves to communicate through our creative language. This leads us to see the world in a better light, have a more joyful disposition, and create healthy relationships. We go into unison and connect with each other as we indulge in the experience of creating our own masterpieces. This truly is the most fulfilling part in the creation of art. 

Today, and every other day, let us remember to practice the sharing of love through the use of art. Adding art into our bonding activities can make experiences more beautiful. Do you have other artful things to do on Valentine's Day this year? Lockdown or quarantine, Valentine's Day can still be meaningful as long as you spend it with the people who matter. Share your ideas in the comments section below! We'd love to hear your thoughts.


- MEET THE AUTHOR-
Ardak Kassenova, ZenART Supplies co-founder, @ardak_zenart

Ardak Kassenova is a London based contemporary artist, co-founder and creative director of ZenART Supplies. Her visual style-contemporary impressionism-share similar aesthetic qualities with those by the French Impressionists. After 20 years of a successful corporate career, becoming a mother to two wonderful girls, and with the continuous development of her practice by taking private lessons from the best artists she could find; Ardak decided it's time to align her life with her true passion, Art. Driven by this passion and her corporate leadership background, she co-founded ZenART.

"My heart and soul were always with Art, and since my childhood as long as I remember myself, I was dreaming to be an artist. I was painting after work, when I had time, and teaching myself through the books, videos, visiting art galleries and museums. I've been very curious about different techniques and styles, and therefore accumulated knowledge and experience on a variety of mediums." 

Read more about Ardak Kassenova in this feature. Say hello to @ardak_zenart on Instagram!


References:
Geoffrey Chaucer "The Parlement of Foules" https://www.britannica.com/topic/The-Parlement-of-Foules 
The Canterbury Tales 1400s Manuscript https://www.bl.uk/collection-items/the-parliament-of-fowls

 


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