36 episodes

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 CJ and Shelley Hitz

    • Visual 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.

    Spiritual – Shedding the Expectations of Others

    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!

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

    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.

    • 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

    In this episode, Amy Kirk, a mom of 7 children and a kindergarten teacher share how she found time to grow her Etsy shop. Do you think you’re too busy to pursue selling your art? Listen to today’s interview and be encouraged.

    • 26 min
    Spiritual – Scarcity Mindset in Our Creativity

    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.

    • 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

    In this episode, Starla Brown shares she 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.

    • 34 min
    Business - Profit First for Etsy Sellers

    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.

    • 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.

MrsMelanieReyes ,

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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