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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12 Creative Ways To Fill Up A Notebook

12 Creative Ways To Fill Up A Notebook

If you’re like me, you probably spent way too long staring at pretty notebooks and journals at the bookstore. And if you’re a lot like me, you probably have a collection of said pretty yet unused journals gathering dust in your stationery corner. Sometimes you just can’t help it. The cover was cute and it had the perfect dot grid—you couldn’t go home without getting it. 

You start to think about everything this new journal can do. You think about all the stories and all the masterpieces yet to fill its pages. And then you open it up on its first page and it hits you. The fear, the dread, the hesitation. You might think: “If I don’t get this first page perfect, I’m going to ruin this whole notebook!” or “Maybe I shouldn’t waste this journal—it’s too pretty! I’ll find some use for it another time.”

Next thing you know you have twelve notebooks left unused or discarded after “failing” at a few first pages. 

What if I told you, there’s no better time than now to use those notebooks? There’s no such thing as the perfect time, the perfect use, and the perfect first page when it comes to a notebook. Your notebook was always ready for you to explore and fill its pages with whatever you wanted. 

So dust off that notebook you’ve been putting off forever. And just use it! Stuck on the first blank page? Here’s what to do with an empty notebook!

 

ZenART's Dotted Journal in Zesty Lime.

Set Ground Rules For When You Use Your Notebook

Before we get into our notebook ideas, let’s lay some ground rules for creativity. Here are some tips from us to overcome that fear of wasting your notebook. Clue: It’s all about overcoming your inner perfectionist. These are here to guide you through any possible creative blockages you’ll experience while filling in your notebooks. Think of these rules as principles to combat the fear of the blank page.

It’s Okay To Make Mistakes

It’s hard to start when you’re afraid of getting it wrong on the first try. But making mistakes is normal and it’s the best way for you to get started. Every page is an opportunity for you to learn from your mistakes. 

Tell yourself it’s okay if a line turned out wonkier than you wanted. Just erase it or cover it up. Turn your mishap into a masterpiece. Or tear out the page–who’s judging anyway? 

Don’t Feel Intimidated By The Blank Page

The blank page is full of endless possibilities and that in itself can cause some anxiety. You and your pen are frozen and rendered useless before an overwhelmingly white space. But the key to overcoming blank page syndrome, writer’s block, artist’s block—or whatever you call it—is to simply start small so you can start somewhere.

Draw a dot, then a line, see where it takes you. Write the first word that comes to mind, then turn that into a phrase and then a paragraph. Again, it’s okay to make mistakes. Remember the blank page isn’t there to judge you.

Blank page of an open bullet journal

Dotted Journal from ZenART, not too big nor too small at 7x10 inches.

Consistency Is Better Than Perfection

Let’s face it, perfection is overrated. Even the best creatives nitpicked their work. Monet called his life’s work a failure. Kafka burnt a huge portion of his writings. And if that can happen to the greats, who are we to expect the perfect outcome from ourselves? 

Perfectionism kills creativity. Unrealistic standards only set us up for disappointment. Instead, trust and enjoy the creative process. And make a routine out of it! Make it a habit to make art regularly. See where creativity fits into your daily or weekly schedule. With constant practice, you’ll get better! 

pen and ink square doodles in a sketchbook

How To Use Up All Those (Hoarded) Notebooks

Time to grab your favorite pen and whatever empty notebook you want to use. No notebook? No problem. Want a new one? Why not? Allow us to enable your notebook hoarding. For bullet journaling or writing, we’ve got some beautiful dotted journals and for your art journaling, we’ve got a few sketchbooks as well!

Here are a few ideas for what to do with an empty notebook./ Remember: you don’t have to consider yourself an artist or writer to be creative in a journal!

Stack of bullet journals in different vibrant colors

Our Dotted Journals come in five vibrant colors.

  1. Bullet Journal

    How can you use a notebook effectively, you may ask? For me, bullet journaling is the best way to use a blank notebook–especially if it’s a dotted or grid layout. In case you missed it, the bullet journal method by Ryder Carroll is a productivity system you can set up in a notebook. It’s like crossing a DIY planner with a diary and to-do list. And you can be as creative or as minimalist as you want! 

    After Carroll’s video went viral in 2015, the bullet journal community was born. It’s since taken a life of its own, with colorful cover pages, mood tracker spreads, and hand-drawn weekly logs. But don’t feel too bogged down by all the decorative bullet journals you see on Pinterest. Go back to basics. Bullet journaling is a flexible note-taking system first and a creative outlet second. At the end of the day, do what works for you. 

    habit tracker entry

    Our team member, Kathleen's, habit tracker for the month of March using our French Rose Dotted Journal.

  2. Gratitude Journal

    Everyone can use a little more gratitude in their lives. In fact, it’s scientifically proven to be healthy for you. A key finding in positive psychology research is the link between a regular gratitude practice and a person’s well-being. We’re not just talking about being in a good mood or having a lighter outlook on life. Gratitude has physical benefits as well: better sleep, lower inflammation, and reduced blood pressure. It even rewires your brain for the better. 

    gratitude journal

    A colorful gratitude page created with the help of our smallest watercolor set, the Espresso Palette and brushes from the Turner Collection.

    Gratitude helps us find positive experiences despite negative circumstances. It can even help us foster a deeper connection with our community. So take time every day to list things you’re grateful for. Why not even paint it out if you’re feeling creative? Trust us, you’ll feel much better.

  3. Art Journal or Sketchbook

    An art journal is a perfect playground for creativity. You can try out new mediums or stick to your favorite ones. You can even do mixed media art, should your journal paper hold. Art journaling can be a form of creative therapy as well. You can combine visual art with personal writing. Just let those thoughts and creative juices flow—draw, write, and paint the feels away. 

    art journal or sketchbook
  4. Food Diary, Recipe Book, or Meal Planner

    Wondering “What should I write in a nice notebook?” Write about something everyone loves: food. Maybe you’re watching what you eat and want to keep track of your daily meals. Or maybe you’re quite the foodie, making your own adjustments to recipes you find online. Guess what? You need a food diary. 

    food journal with recipes

    Dotted Journal used as a recipe book.

    Use your food diary as a collection of your favorite dishes–whether it’s something you cooked or a meal you thoroughly enjoyed at a restaurant. You can even take and print out photos of your food for your notebook–or make a watercolor rendering of it!

  5. Brain Dump Notebook

    If you’re unsure about what things to write in a notebook, a brain dump might help get you started. The fun part about brain dumping is that anything goes. It’s a list of anything taking up your precious headspace. And it’s the easiest way to sort through your thoughts and to-do lists. I like to do brain dumps at the start of my day in a separate notebook. Then I weed out the unimportant notes and migrate my pared down daily to-do list into my planner or bullet journal.

    brain dump journal
  6. Nature Journal

    Next time you go on a walk or hike in nature, take a notebook with you. Treat your nature notebook however you want. Press and preserve fallen leaves or flowers you encounter on a stroll. Make care notes about the plants you keep at home. Bring a travel-sized watercolor kit with you on your excursions so you can paint what you see! Journaling in and about nature is a fun and creative way to appreciate our beautiful environment more.

    nature journal

    Our B5 and B6 Artist's Sketchbook side by side.

  7. Travel Journal or Bucket List

    It’s no coincidence that the words “journey” and “journal” both come from the same root word, “Jour”, meaning “day” in French. Notebooks, after all, initially helped us record our day-to-day lives. And in the early ages, travel played a huge part in working life. Now, we chronicle our travel memories on social media–and, for some, in travel diaries.

    travel journal

    Do you collect mementos and pictures from previous travels? Maybe some postcards, tickets, receipts, or museum stickers. Keep them in a notebook so they’re all safe in one place. You can also use your travel notebook to list places you dream of seeing one day. If you’re going on a trip soon, keep a notebook with you to jot down the story of your trip! 

  8. Reading Journal

    Sometimes we don’t just have a growing pile of unused notebooks. The same goes for books, too. It’s okay, you’re not alone. But why not hit two birds with one stone? Tackle those ever-growing stacks of notebooks and books by setting up a reading journal. Why not even start up a book club with your friends so you have accountability partners? 

    reading journal

    Make a list of books you plan on reading. You can even create a bookworm challenge for this year in your reading journal! Challenge yourself to read a certain number of books that follow a different theme every month. And write about your reading experience. Hand letter your favorite quotes. Take notes on key details. List your favorite characters and their traits. Draw them if you like! 

  9. Morning Pages Journal

    One of my favorite books for overcoming creative block is The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. In the book, Cameron introduces a daily practice for creative recovery called the morning pages. It’s three straight pages of stream of consciousness writing accomplished first thing in the morning. 

    morning pages journal

    Now you might already feel daunted by this task. But Julia Cameron says “There is no wrong way to do morning pages.” It’s not meant to be art or even writing. It’s simply a practice of letting your hand move and your words flow. It’s not an essay-writing contest, it’s whatever crosses your mind at the moment. The exercise helps you silence your inner editor. Many who have done the morning pages habitually over the years experience clarity, creativity, and calm. 

  10. Poetry, Fiction, and/or Essay Notebook

    Now here’s a notebook for actual writing, as opposed to doing the morning pages. Whether or not you’re an aspiring writer, there’s something cathartic about writing poetry and crafting stories. You get to explore fantasies, plots, and daydreams on paper. Writing poetry also gets you in touch with your feelings. It’s a good exercise for visualizing, defining, and thus understanding your moods, thoughts, and perspectives. 

    poetry fiction essay writing journal
  11. Dream Journal

    Ever wake up from a dream chock-full of strange images and symbols and then suddenly forget all about it? Never forget a weird or otherwise pleasant dream again with a dream journal by your bedside. First thing when you wake up, jot down that dream and all the details you can recall. Afterward, you’re free to draw or paint it out. You can even analyze your dreams and what they mean. And over time, who knows, you might find a pattern. 

    dream journal

    Write or draw your dreams out in our Dotted Journals.

  12. Baby Diary

    This one’s for the expecting moms and dads who want a creative side project while waiting for their little one to arrive. Create a diary of your pregnancy experience. Document your baby’s first few years. A baby diary is like a DIY photo album and journal hybrid. It’s a great way to commemorate all your baby’s milestones and firsts. Take lots of photos and write lots of letters. And when they’re older, you can even give them their baby diary as a gift to treasure.

We’d Love To Hear Back From You!

Are you a notebook hoarder, too? Don’t let the fear of wasting pretty stationery get in the way of your creative journey. The blank page won’t judge you! 

How would you personally fill up your precious journals? Do you enjoy bullet journaling, art journaling, or diary writing? What other journaling tips and tricks would you like to learn next? Let us know in the comments section below!

 


- MEET THE AUTHOR- 

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!

 


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