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If you’re a Christian artist who is frustrated because you struggle to make money with your art, the Your Creative Adventure podcast will help. We believe it is possible to sell your art without selling your soul. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” A masterpiece is the best work of an artist. Not only are you and I God’s best work, but He also planned for us to create “good things” that reflect His glory. Do you have a desire to be paid for the good things you create as an artist? If so, join CJ and Shelley Hitz as they help you make money as an artist doing what you love while glorifying God through your art.

Your Creative Adventure for Christian Artists Your Creative Adventure for Christian Artists

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 31 Ratings

If you’re a Christian artist who is frustrated because you struggle to make money with your art, the Your Creative Adventure podcast will help. We believe it is possible to sell your art without selling your soul. Ephesians 2:10 says, “For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things He planned for us long ago.” A masterpiece is the best work of an artist. Not only are you and I God’s best work, but He also planned for us to create “good things” that reflect His glory. Do you have a desire to be paid for the good things you create as an artist? If so, join CJ and Shelley Hitz as they help you make money as an artist doing what you love while glorifying God through your art.

    027: Spiritual – Shedding the Expectations of Others

    027: Spiritual – Shedding the Expectations of Others

    Have you been living out the expectations of others rather than being yourself?
    In this episode, we take a look at David as an example of someone who needed to shed the expectations put upon him by others. In his case, David literally needed to shed the armor that Saul had given him for battle.
    It’s time to begin living out the unique plans God has for each of us as we fulfill our calling!
    This episode’s Godly affirmation:
    “I’m living out the plans of God for my life, not the expectations of others.”
    “Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.” – Psalm 62:5 (NLT)
    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
    Free Lettering Resources: yourcreativeadventure.com/free Free Art of Prayer eBook: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artofprayer/ Instrumental music used in the podcast is titled “My Loving Kindness” by Tammy Sorenson. Find out more about her music at http://tammysorenson.com  
    Want to Go Deeper?
    We love getting to know our listeners on a deeper level. Join our community of Christian artists in our free private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourcreativeadventure/
    This is where you can share your artwork, get access to bonus training only available in the group, and share your prayer requests. Our team prays for each of your requests because we not only care about helping you make money as an artist, we truly do care about YOU!
    Click here to join our community. It’s free!
    Also, we love to hear your takeaways from each episode. It encourages us to know how God is working in your lives. Take a screenshot of this episode or post a picture of your notes on social media and tag us @yourcreativeadventure and use the hashtag #yourcreativeadventurepodcast. This way we can share some of your takeaways in our Instagram stories as well.
     
    Thank You, You’re the Best!
    Thank you for listening to this episode of Your Creative Adventure where we believe it is possible to make money as an artist doing what you love while glorifying God through your art.
    Make sure to you don’t miss any future episodes by subscribing on iTunes.
    And we have a gift for you! It means the world to us when you take a few moments to post a rating and review on iTunes. As a thank you, we’ll send you our Plan It Day goal-setting worksheets, a $47 value, for free. Woot! Before you submit your review, take a screenshot and send it via email to support@yourcreativeadventure.com and we’ll send you the worksheets.
     
    We Believe in You
    We believe you have been given unique creative gifts and a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven that will make an impact for eternity. Join us next time as we partner with God to help you take your creative adventure further than you ever imagined.

    • 25 min
    026: Business - 6 Reasons Why Artists Should Consider Self-Publishing a Book

    026: Business - 6 Reasons Why Artists Should Consider Self-Publishing a Book

    In this episode we are going to discuss 6 reasons why you as an artist should consider self-publishing a book. We will also cover 6 types of books you can create as an artist.
    We have been publishing books since 2008 and now have over 50 books. We believe in the power of books and invite you to join our free 7-day writing challenge here: www.writingweek.com.
    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
    Free 7-day writing challenge: writingweek.com Kingdom Writers podcast with CJ and Shelley Hitz: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/kingdom-writers-podcast-for-christian-writers-all-genres/id1027239753 Free Webinar: Get Paid for Your Passion (10 Ways You Can Increase Your Income as an Artist). Sign up for free here: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artistincome/ Instrumental music used in the podcast is titled “My Loving Kindness” by Tammy Sorenson. Find out more about her music at http://tammysorenson.com  
    Want to Go Deeper?
    We love getting to know our listeners on a deeper level. Join our community of Christian artists in our free private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourcreativeadventure/
    This is where you can share your artwork, get access to bonus training only available in the group, and share your prayer requests. Our team prays for each of your requests because we not only care about helping you make money as an artist, we truly do care about YOU!
    Click here to join our community. It’s free!
    Also, we love to hear your takeaways from each episode. It encourages us to know how God is working in your lives. Take a screenshot of this episode or post a picture of your notes on social media and tag us @yourcreativeadventure and use the hashtag #yourcreativeadventurepodcast. This way we can share some of your takeaways in our Instagram stories as well.
     
    Thank You, You’re the Best!
    Thank you for listening to this episode of Your Creative Adventure where we believe it is possible to make money as an artist doing what you love while glorifying God through your art.
    Make sure to you don’t miss any future episodes by subscribing on iTunes.
    And we have a gift for you! It means the world to us when you take a few moments to post a rating and review on iTunes. As a thank you, we’ll send you our Plan It Day goal-setting worksheets, a $47 value, for free. Woot! Before you submit your review, take a screenshot and send it via email to support@yourcreativeadventure.com and we’ll send you the worksheets.
     
    We Believe in You
    We believe you have been given unique creative gifts and a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven that will make an impact for eternity. Join us next time as we partner with God to help you take your creative adventure further than you ever imagined.
     
     

    • 20 min
    Artist Spotlight – How Amy Kirk, a busy mom and kindergarten teacher, found time to grow her Etsy shop

    Artist Spotlight – How Amy Kirk, a busy mom and kindergarten teacher, found time to grow her Etsy shop

    Do you think you’re too busy to pursue selling your art? Amy Kirk is a mom of 7 children and a kindergarten teacher and shares in today’s episode how she found time to grow her Etsy shop. 
    Her most recent launch was her most successful yet! Listen to today’s interview and be encouraged.
     
    About Amy:
    Amy Kirk or “Ahni” as she’s called by her nieces and nephews, has been married to her husband, Stephen, for 24 years. They have 7 children ages 22-8. She is a kindergarten teacher by day and a family life coordinator until bedtime!
    She shares her art and heart on Instagram using what God is teaching her through his Word and her daily life as a wife and mother as her springboard.
    You can find her on IG and on Etsy ?@ahniart


    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
    Amy’s website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ahniart Etsy Entrepreneur course: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/etsy-entrepreneur/ Free Webinar: Get Paid for Your Passion: 10 Ways You Can Increase Your Income as an Artist http://yourcreativeadventure.com/paidforpassion 

    Want to Go Deeper?
    We love getting to know our listeners on a deeper level. Join our community of Christian artists in our free private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourcreativeadventure/ 
    This is where you can share your artwork, get access to bonus training only available in the group, and share your prayer requests. Our team prays for each of your requests because we not only care about helping you make money as an artist, we truly do care about YOU!
    Click here to join our community. It’s free!
    Also, we love to hear your takeaways from each episode. It encourages us to know how God is working in your lives. Take a screenshot of this episode or post a picture of your notes on social media and tag us @yourcreativeadventure and use the hashtag #yourcreativeadventurepodcast. This way we can share some of your takeaways in our Instagram stories as well.


    Thank You, You’re the Best!
    Thank you for listening to this episode of Your Creative Adventure where we believe it is possible to make money as an artist doing what you love while glorifying God through your art.
    Make sure to you don’t miss any future episodes by subscribing on iTunes.
    And we have a gift for you! It means the world to us when you take a few moments to post a rating and review on iTunes. As a thank you, we’ll send you our Plan It Day goal-setting worksheets, a $47 value, for free. Woot! Before you submit your review, take a screenshot and send it via email to support@yourcreativeadventure.com and we’ll send you the worksheets.
     
    We Believe in You
    We believe you have been given unique creative gifts and a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven that will make an impact for eternity. Join us next time as we partner with God to help you take your creative adventure further than you ever imagined. 

    • 26 min
    025: Spiritual – Scarcity Mindset in Our Creativity

    025: Spiritual – Scarcity Mindset in Our Creativity

    Sometimes we may find ourselves taking on a scarcity mindset when it comes to our creativity. “Can I really sustain this for very long?” “Eventually, I’ll run out of ideas.” “My art business will eventually dry up for lack of creative ideas.”
    The truth is that God is limitless in the creative idea department. Limitations with physical resources provide great opportunities for Kingdom resources to be poured out as we’ll see in Matthew 14:13-21 where Jesus feeds the five-thousand.
    This episode’s Godly affirmation:
    “My Heavenly Father has unlimited creativity and resources in his storehouse.”
    “They all ate as much as they wanted, and afterward, the disciples picked up twelve baskets of leftovers.” – Matthew 14:20 (NLT)
     
    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
    Free Lettering Resources: yourcreativeadventure.com/free Free Art of Prayer eBook: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artofprayer/ Instrumental music used in the podcast is titled “My Loving Kindness” by Tammy Sorenson. Find out more about her music at http://tammysorenson.com  
    Want to Go Deeper?
    We love getting to know our listeners on a deeper level. Join our community of Christian artists in our free private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourcreativeadventure/
    This is where you can share your artwork, get access to bonus training only available in the group, and share your prayer requests. Our team prays for each of your requests because we not only care about helping you make money as an artist, we truly do care about YOU!
    Click here to join our community. It’s free!
    Also, we love to hear your takeaways from each episode. It encourages us to know how God is working in your lives. Take a screenshot of this episode or post a picture of your notes on social media and tag us @yourcreativeadventure and use the hashtag #yourcreativeadventurepodcast. This way we can share some of your takeaways in our Instagram stories as well.
     
    Thank You, You’re the Best!
    Thank you for listening to this episode of Your Creative Adventure where we believe it is possible to make money as an artist doing what you love while glorifying God through your art.
    Make sure to you don’t miss any future episodes by subscribing on iTunes.
    And we have a gift for you! It means the world to us when you take a few moments to post a rating and review on iTunes. As a thank you, we’ll send you our Plan It Day goal-setting worksheets, a $47 value, for free. Woot! Before you submit your review, take a screenshot and send it via email to support@yourcreativeadventure.com and we’ll send you the worksheets. 
    We Believe in You
    We believe you have been given unique creative gifts and a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven that will make an impact for eternity. Join us next time as we partner with God to help you take your creative adventure further than you ever imagined.

    • 23 min
    Artist Spotlight – Taking a Step of Faith with Your Art with Starla Brown

    Artist Spotlight – Taking a Step of Faith with Your Art with Starla Brown

    Starla Brown first started lettering and watercolor painting for personal reasons and to strengthen her relationship with God. 
    Now she is taking a step of faith to sell her art and share creativity with more people. Her goal is to glorify God with her art. Listen to today’s interview and be encouraged.
     
    About Starla:
    Starla Brown is a lettering and watercolor artist who still has a 40-hour a week career that is seriously cutting into her time to create! She is also a wife, mom to two great adult children and "NeeNee" to 4 adorable grandkiddos (with one on the way!) She loves spending time in the outdoors hiking, biking and kayaking, serving in my church, and, of course, making pretty things! You can find her art on Instagram @ihopeinhim and in her Etsy shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/HopeInBloomStudio
     
    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
    Starla’s website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/HopeInBloomStudio Etsy Entrepreneur course: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/etsy-entrepreneur/ Free Webinar: Get Paid for Your Passion: 10 Ways You Can Increase Your Income as an Artist http://yourcreativeadventure.com/paidforpassion 


    Want to Go Deeper?
    We love getting to know our listeners on a deeper level. Join our community of Christian artists in our free private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourcreativeadventure/ 
    This is where you can share your artwork, get access to bonus training only available in the group, and share your prayer requests. Our team prays for each of your requests because we not only care about helping you make money as an artist, we truly do care about YOU!
    Click here to join our community. It’s free!
    Also, we love to hear your takeaways from each episode. It encourages us to know how God is working in your lives. Take a screenshot of this episode or post a picture of your notes on social media and tag us @yourcreativeadventure and use the hashtag #yourcreativeadventurepodcast. This way we can share some of your takeaways in our Instagram stories as well.
     
    Thank You, You’re the Best!
    Thank you for listening to this episode of Your Creative Adventure where we believe it is possible to make money as an artist doing what you love while glorifying God through your art.
    Make sure to you don’t miss any future episodes by subscribing on iTunes.
    And we have a gift for you! It means the world to us when you take a few moments to post a rating and review on iTunes. As a thank you, we’ll send you our Plan It Day goal-setting worksheets, a $47 value, for free. Woot! Before you submit your review, take a screenshot and send it via email to support@yourcreativeadventure.com and we’ll send you the worksheets.
     
    We Believe in You
    We believe you have been given unique creative gifts and a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven that will make an impact for eternity. Join us next time as we partner with God to help you take your creative adventure further than you ever imagined. 

    • 34 min
    024: Business - Profit First for Etsy Sellers

    024: Business - Profit First for Etsy Sellers

    We’re continuing the subject of finances today. However, this is a topic all business owners should be interested in…your profits!
    We talk about the importance of knowing what your profit margins are on Etsy as well as the accounting system Profit First that has completely transformed for the better our business finances.
    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:
    Profit first by Mike Michalowicz: https://www.amazon.com/Profit-First-Transform-Cash-Eating-Money-Making-ebook/dp/B01HCGYTH4/ Capital One 360 has no fees for multiple accounts.
    Checking: https://www.capitalone.com/bank/checking-accounts/online-checking-account/ 
    Savings: https://www.capitalone.com/bank/savings-accounts/online-savings-account/ Etsy Profit Spreadsheet inside Etsy Shop Makeover: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/etsy-shop-makeover/ Free Challenge: Learn the best time-management hacks for busy creatives and download worksheets to help you for free here: yourcreativeadventure.com/time Free Webinar: Get Paid for Your Passion (10 Ways You Can Increase Your Income as an Artist). Sign up for free here: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artistincome/ Instrumental music used in the podcast is titled “My Loving Kindness” by Tammy Sorenson. Find out more about her music at http://tammysorenson.com  
    Want to Go Deeper? 
    We love getting to know our listeners on a deeper level. Join our community of Christian artists in our free private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/yourcreativeadventure/ 
    This is where you can share your artwork, get access to bonus training only available in the group, and share your prayer requests. Our team prays for each of your requests because we not only care about helping you make money as an artist, we truly do care about YOU! 
    Click here to join our community. It’s free! 
    Also, we love to hear your takeaways from each episode. It encourages us to know how God is working in your lives. Take a screenshot of this episode or post a picture of your notes on social media and tag us @yourcreativeadventure and use the hashtag #yourcreativeadventurepodcast. This way we can share some of your takeaways in our Instagram stories as well.
      
    Thank You, You’re the Best!
    Thank you for listening to this episode of Your Creative Adventure where we believe it is possible to make money as an artist doing what you love while glorifying God through your art.
    Make sure to you don’t miss any future episodes by subscribing on iTunes.
    And we have a gift for you! It means the world to us when you take a few moments to post a rating and review on iTunes. As a thank you, we’ll send you our Plan It Day goal-setting worksheets, a $47 value, for free. Woot! Before you submit your review, take a screenshot and send it via email to support@yourcreativeadventure.com and we’ll send you the worksheets.
     
    We Believe in You
    We believe you have been given unique creative gifts and a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven that will make an impact for eternity. Join us next time as we partner with God to help you take your creative adventure further than you ever imagined.

    • 23 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
31 Ratings

31 Ratings

Kathy Rupff ,

Greatly appreciated!

Each time I listen to a podcast I am so blessed! Shelley and CJ share years of wisdom and knowledge in an excellent, caring, easy-to-understand way. Highly recommend!!

TrailGuideWebWorks ,

Encouragement with great business tips

For me this podcast is the perfect mix of great business tips, encouragement for business owners, and a reminder to seek God first and honor him in all we do.

MsMelanieReyes ,

CJ AND SHELLEY ARE AN ANSWER TO PRAYER

I recently came across them, the same day that I had a really hard decision to make. I felt God was showing me that I didn’t have to do what “world” expects of us on a way to market ourselves, our craft and skill set. They are so inspirational and I am looking forward to learning so much more from them.

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