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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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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ZenARTist Feature: Mindfulness Through Art with Kaitlyn Parker

ZenARTist Feature: Mindfulness Through Art with Kaitlyn Parker
What is the importance of mindfulness in creating art, and how can it affect our lives positively? Today, we have Kaitlyn Parker, the American Berlin-based travel illustrator to tell us about her own journey in finding herself, her art, and being mindful of the present as she creates every single day.

"The past is already gone, the future is not yet here. There's only one moment for you to live, and that is the present moment. If you miss the present moment, you miss your appointment with life."

- The Art of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh

R: Hi Kaitlyn! Thank you for granting us this interview for our ZenARTist Feature. For this particular series, we will be interviewing different artists from all over the world to feature them and their works. We are so happy to have you with us on board!
K: Thank you so much for having me at ZenART Supplies! I am thrilled and honoured to be a part of your ZenARTist Feature. 
A: We are honoured to have you here! So, we love your distinctive style and your coloured cityscapes definitely draw an audience in. How long have you been painting, and how did you get into it?
K: Thank you. I've found a recent passion for cityscapes since moving to Berlin. I've been painting and drawing ever since I can remember! I was always doodling and coloring as a kid. I took every painting class I could get my hands on while growing up and had many amazing teachers along the way. At first, it was simply a hobby and a passion and it wasn't until I moved to Berlin that I realized I could actually make a living from it.

Face-painted Kaitlyn Parker with her mother, 1990

A: Your beginnings in Berlin as an artist were not easy. Can you tell us about that, and how you found your own identity in the art scene?
K: My beginning weren't easy, but most aren't. I moved to Berlin in the spring of 2012 after working as an Au Pair in Germany for a year and a half. I lived and worked out of a one-room, run down, studio flat for my first few years in Berlin. When I arrived, all I had were 2 suitcases of clothing and necessities, and some basic art supplies. In Berlin, the flats aren't furnished. They don't even provide you with a refrigerator or lightbulbs! I had no bed, no fridge, no chairs, no desk, and at the beginning, no lights... and very little money. But you know what, I was ecstatic! I was on my own, living in Berlin, I had a visa, and for that moment -- that felt like everything! For the first several months, I made a make-shift mattress out of a pile of my winter clothing and only ate what didn't need to be refrigerated. I worked on the floor and my "desk" was an old wooden crate that I had found on the street. Bit by bit, I accumulated some furniture, a fridge, and even a bed. Every single thing that I managed to buy or find was a huge achievement and that much more cherished. I feel like working up from ground zero made me appreciate every little thing that much more. 

The artist in her first studio apartment in Berlin, Germany, 2012

My identity as an artist is ever evolving. At the beginning, I worked a lot with cardboard and recycled materials because I couldn't really afford anything else to be honest. I also had a lot of time to explore the city and my artistic style at the beginning since I didn't have a lot of work. A lot of my most popular pieces were created in those first few months in Berlin. I was so open, curious, had nothing to lose, and had a constant need to create and experiment. Looking back, I think this has shaped the artist that I am now in several ways. Because of my beginnings, I am able to appreciate everything that I have and what I've built for myself. I now have my own little art studio with three desks and a chair - quite a long way from working on the floor! I have more brushes than I know what to do with (including some lovely ZenART supplies acrylic and oil brushes ;) ), I have fun with paper, canvases, paints and all kinds of things that I never imagined I could afford back then. But I must say, I still live really simply and within my means. I don't always buy the most expensive brands and I still use cardboard and up-cycled materials at times. But mostly, I love to explore and experiment with my style and work. I may not have as much free time as I used to when I was starting out, but I still have the same curiosity and constant need to create.

One of Kaitlyn's illustrations in front of Schamil Gimajew's work, East Side Gallery, Berlin Germany, 2019

A: Thank you so much for sharing your story. What an inspiration you are to all of us, especially to our readers who are starting to dabble in the arts and are doubting themselves in one way or another. You truly are a role model! Now, let's talk about your techniques. You have such a colourful palette that can instantly brighten up anyone's day. We're curious - What do you think is the importance of a positive mindset for artists?
K: We all know that life isn't easy, but a negative mindset isn't going to make this journey any easier. A positive mindset is vital for all of us. I'm not saying it's always easy to maintain, and I definitely have my own low moments of despair, but I try not to dwell on all the things going wrong. There are so many things that go well in our lives everyday, and they don't even have to be big ones. We should acknowledge them and take joy in these things. As artists, we have to be our biggest fans and advocates, yet more often than not -- we are our own enemies, tearing ourselves down. You won't get very far if you don't believe in yourself and what you're creating. At some point, you have to put other people's opinions aside and create for yourself. Make things that you feel like making. Feel good about yourself and the work you're producing. The more happiness and confidence you have within, the more you'll start noticing how contagious your positive vibe can be!
A: I completely agree with you, I am sure a lot of artists can relate to this. We have to champion ourselves everyday and try to work even on down days. In line with that, can you tell us a bit about your creative process, and what inspires you? I'm sure a lot of our readers would love to know about this too!
K: I like to think of my creative process like an ocean; there's tons of waves, some storms, but also a fair amount of blue skies and good weather. No creative process is flawless, and mine differs depending on what project I'm working on. It often starts with brainstorming and sketching, before moving on to the final piece. In between, there are tons of ups and downs! I usually begin with excitement over a new project, then waves of doubt come and I ask myself, "What am I doing? I'm way in over my head! I'm not good enough for this", among other thoughts. Then the waters calm again, I find my flow, and I am reminded that yes -- I do know what I am doing. I've learned that this is my process. I've learned to deal with that murky phase of doubt, and trust that it is all a part of the process, and that it always turns out in the end...and if it doesn't, it's also not the end of the world.

A quick on-site sketch by Kaitlyn, Lyon, France, 2018

Travel and nature inspire me and this is greatly reflected in my work. Time off is also a great source of inspiration. As much as I love to paint and draw, I find it vital for my creativity to rest every now and then. I always find that I'm most inspired after coming back from a long, relaxed holiday. I normally have ideas bursting at the seams, and I feel refreshed and ready to work! 
A: Aside from practicing your art, you are also one of the most active artists on Instagram. In addition to that, do you also teach children?
K: Yes! I wasn't always so active on Instagram, though! I actually resisted having an account for quite some time. Some good friends of mine ended up signing me up for IG and insisting that I "NEED" one in this day and age as an artist! BIG shoutout to them :) I indeed teach art to both children and adults. I love teaching children because they're still open, uninhibited, and can dream big! They are actually a big source of inspiration for me. On the other hand, I also love teaching adults because it's a chance to bring out the child in them again. It's an opportunity for them to drop their "adult" life and stressors for an hour or two, while immersing themselves in the magical world of art and painting.

Drawing Meditations workshop by Kaitlyn Parker at Praxis Familienleben, Berlin Germany, 2018

A: We see that you offered a Drawing Meditations class for children last year. That is so interesting! Do you think meditating is an important practice for both adults and children alike? And do you think there is a connection between mindfulness and art?
K: Yes, I did! And it was absolutely fantastic! I will definitely be offering more.I think meditation is a fantastic tool and one which I would love to get better at. I try to practice traditional meditation daily, but this doesn't always happen. However, I truly believe that art, drawing, and painting are forms of meditation, and are vital activities for both adults and children. For me, meditation means a time for inner reflection and focus, and I achieve this through my art. Our art reflect so much of ourselves - our feelings, our thoughts, and dreams. It also gives us a moment of intense focus on the present. I encourage everyone to give themselves time for this every day, even if it's only for ten minutes! You can check out more about my Drawing Meditations concept here.
A: That is a beautiful approach to mindfulness, and it proves that this practice can be observed by people of all ages! It leads us to our next question. You also recently completed The Camino de Santiago, or The Way of Saint James. Can you tell us a few things about your journey? 
K: I completed the St. James way with my husband this past spring! It was an unforgettable journey, one that I'm sure to repeat. For me, it was the epitome of relaxation and one of my favourite ways to spend a holiday. For one, you can't bring much with you along the way because you have to carry everything on your back. Life on the Camino is simple, and there's no need for planning. Each day is the same and different at once. You get up before the sun rises, walk, stop for a snack or coffee, walk some more, stop for lunch, walk again, and at some point - you start thinking about finding a hostel to stop at along the way. And this is what we did, day after day. There's very little strategic thinking involved and this is what I love. The walking is very meditative and healing to the soul. It gave me lots of time to sort my thoughts out and just be with myself.

The artist on one of her stops in the El Camino de Santiago Journey, Spain, 2019

A: September is a health and wellness month for us over at ZenART. Mindfulness is one of the pillars that our brand lives by, and has been the greatest factor in the creation of all our products. We carry the most essential and practical art materials, with our popular acrylic paint brush sets containing every multi-functional shape you will need, and our oil paints, packed in beautiful, minimal yet sturdy sets that can be easily carry around. The idea is for the artist to experience a relaxed and mindful state of creating, whether it is in the studio, when travelling, or during plen-air painting. What can you say about our brushes that you have been using to create some of your beautiful works?
K: Your brushes are great! I love using them for my acrylic landscape and abstract pieces. In addition to your products, I adore your brand and what you stand for! You provide artists with high-quality, affordable products, but you also provide us with a community. You care about your customers and artists and provide us with valuable connections, great content, and care via your brand. I feel this is what sets you apart from other art suppliers and am very impressed with all of you.

The artist's Berlin illustration with ZenART's No. 6 Filbert Brush (Badger Mix) from the Renoir Collection

A: Thank you so much for your kind words and for appreciating what we stand for, Kaitlyn! We surely do our best everyday to provide our artist friends with the experience and inspiration they need to create more, albeit the challenges of everyday life. Speaking of that, do you think there are creative ways in which artists can manage the different stressors in their lives?
K: I think art in itself is a great way to manage stress. This was the original purpose of my "Drawing Meditations" concept - it literally started as my form of meditation and a way for me to let go of my day. But outside of art, I think it's important that we have fellow artists with whom we can speak to regarding our struggles and stresses. Like I've mentioned several times above, the path of an artist or creative is not the easiest one. It's vital to be able to speak with someone who can relate with your struggles and who can also help brainstorm creative ways to deal with the obstacles we face every day. It's important to know that it's okay if you feel frustrated, stressed, defeated, or scared - almost everyone I know felt this way at one (or several) points in their lives. The more open we are about these things, the less taboo it becomes, and the more help we can give and receive.
A: Thank you for granting us this interview, Kaitlyn! And thank you for being a source of inspiration to all of us. Please provide any additional information about you (any upcoming exhibitions, Youtube channel, etc.) you would like our readers to look out for. :)
K: Thank you so much! It was truly an honour for me. I'm so glad I've gotten to know you all this past year. Keep up the wonderful work and thank you for including me in your community.

The artist Kaitlyn Parker (@kparkerdesign) working with details on a painting, Denise van Deesen

If you all are interested in hearing more from me please check me out and follow me through the links below:

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Please don't hesitate to reach out, say hi, or ask any questions! I have several years of experience and mistakes under my belt and am always happy to share and help when and where I can. Have a lovely day and thank you, ZenART Supplies and all you dear readers.Big hugs,Kaitlyn
Did you like this article? Would you be interested in reading more artist interviews - or would you like to be featured as the next ZenARTist of the month? Let us know in the comments section below! As always, we are looking forward to reading your comments and suggestions :))
Ardak Kassenova, ZenART Supplies co-founder, @ardak_zenartArdak Kassenova is mother, artist and ZenART Supplies co-founder. "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". After 20 years of a successful corporate career and with becoming a mother to two wonderful girls, she decided that it's time to make drastic changes and link her life with Art. She started to paint again and decided to create her own art supplies brand that would help artists to fulfil their creative dreams and achieve their best results since the beginning using high-quality art materials without wasting their precious time and money. Say hello to @ardak_zenart on Instagram!

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