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Zen Brush – Our Daily App Giveaway!

Last week following publication of our comprehensive Mobile Photography New Year Resolutions from Around the World – Part 1 and Part 2 (click for links), we were enthralled to read a discussion regarding the app Zen Brush which emerged when Nettie Edwards (Lumilyon) mentioned within her section in Part 2 that she will ‘further reconnect my body and brain, I’m going to try to get back into the habit of sketching once a day: this could be on the back of envelopes or till receipts, or on my  iPhone and iPad (I especially love the simplicity of the iPhone app Zen Brush)’. MaryJane Sarvis downloaded the app immediately based on Nettie’s recommendation and we thought we would reach out to the developers in Japan to see if they would share some promotional codes with us for our readers.

Needless to say, they were delighted too and complimented me highly on the content of the site, which was great to hear. They have given us some codes for Zen Brush and also for Zen Brush Artbook – another of their titles that we will be giving away tomorrow.

They also provided some additional information regarding Art Book that I would like to share with you, it’s very interesting. This is what they said,

‘We originally released the app following the 2011 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. As a Japanese company located in the city of Sendai, we were right in the middle of this disaster (fortunately, the tsunami did not reach us) and felt that we should do something to help in the recovery.

This is how we came up with the idea of creating an app collecting images and messages of support to the victims of the disaster and created using Zen Brush. This app could act as a channel through which people from all over the world could send their images and messages of sympathy and support to the people affected by the events. The full amount of the profits made from selling the app were and are still passed on to the Red Cross Society.

That’s really quite something, what an incredible background story, we have included a video demonstration of Zen Brush to help you get started. If you would like to be in with a chance of receiving a free promo code for Zen Brush join our ever expanding Twitter followers and Facebook fans, RETWEET THIS POST and send a reply to the bottom of this page telling us what you love most about theappwhisperer.com, if you’re successful we will send you a code to your email address.


Zen Brush Video Demonstration

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]


  • Mark Schnidman

    Would love a copy of this App. This site has become my bible since first becoming a member of the wonderful community of Photographers.

  • Clint Cline

    I’m always learning something new here, whether that is discovering new tools and techniques or drawing insight from others’ work and practice to my own artistic sensibilities. I never leave a visit to the AppWhisperer without being enriched in some meaningful way.

  • Marc Simons

    TAW Is the reason I pick up my phone to shoot pictures. I love your interviews and tutorials and all the great giveaways! Happy new year!

  • nico

    I’d like to try this app. I like to keep myself informed about new products. Thanks

  • David

    How much do I love you? Let me count the ways! Your tutorials, your interviews, your feature articles…and yes..your promo codes! I would love to have a code to this app..and Zen Brush Artbook as well!

  • Chris Davis Cina (@photolady5)

    I am brand new to this site – discovered it through Carlos Austin who is a big fan. Just came here and love how clear the message is and how cool it is to be part of a free giveaway. Hope to explore more!

  • Carlos

    I heard of ZEN Brush from Jack Davis on Creative Live several months ago. I check almost daily for a price drop on this app.
    Many moons ago, I had a Japanese friend that could do Japanese calligraphy. For me it was one of the most beautiful things I have ever seen a human do. It is sort of a ballet between the artist, the ink, the brush and the paper. Although it takes many, many years of practice to do what he could do, regardless I would love to try this app out.
    As to the website theappWhisperer, this is the place to go to for mobile photographers interested in learning every aspect that comes with this technology. Everything is here. It’s like going to the street market to buy fresh fruit. Always crisp, fresh and plump. And down it is my first place in the morning to check out the latest mobile photography news.
    どうもありがとうございました。PSoft Mobile and Joanne Carter and Staff
    Dōmo arigatōgozaimashita.

  • Denise

    Thank you for the chance of winning a code for Zen Brush. I like visiting TheAppWhisperer everyday for one never knows what one will be greeted with! Always interesting! Thanks!

  • James

    The AppWhisperer is my go to site for all things mobile photography related. Joanne does a superb job of providing us with the latest news and tutorials.

  • Connie Rosenthal

    I have been reading a lot about Zen Brush and would the opportunity to try it. As you already know, The App Whisperer is my go to site for all things about mobile photography.

  • niki

    hello. I’d like to try this app. im still working my way thru the tutorials and I loved the end of year best of iimages. thanks.

  • krapoz

    Another great giveaway, I would really love to add this app to my arsenal! Thanks as always Joanne and TAW for your precious and tireless work!