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Your Creative Adventure for Christian Artists

Summary: 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.

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 027: Spiritual – Shedding the Expectations of Others | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 25:08

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!

 026: Business - 6 Reasons Why Artists Should Consider Self-Publishing a Book | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 20:57

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.

 Artist Spotlight – How Amy Kirk, a busy mom and kindergarten teacher, found time to grow her Etsy shop | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:56

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.

 025: Spiritual – Scarcity Mindset in Our Creativity | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:29

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.

 Artist Spotlight – Taking a Step of Faith with Your Art with Starla Brown | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 34:10

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.

 024: Business - Profit First for Etsy Sellers | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 23:48

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.

 Artist Spotlight – How Michelle Blanton Grew Her Art Business by Networking in her Local Community | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 36:38

In this episode, Michelle Blanton proves that one of the best places to start to grow your business is in your local community. She formed strategic partnerships, built relationships in her local area and now has multiple streams of income from her art. Listen to today’s interview and be encouraged.

 023: Spiritual – Finish the Work | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 24:54

In this episode, talk about the things God has called each of us to finish. What has God called you to finish during this season of your life?    Throughout Exodus 40, it keeps saying, “Moses proceeded to do everything just as the Lord had commanded him.” God was very specific. He still is today and wants to give each of us those details.  We can all agree that it feels good to cross a finish line...especially when it’s a work God has called us to join Him in. 

 022: Business - Accounting 101 Why I Now Embrace Numbers Instead of Hate Them | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 43:18

In this episode, we share our own story of failures and mistakes with finances and the basics to help you get started with a much better foundation than we did.   We know this is a tough topic for most creative to tackle. Pray and ask God to help you understand and implement what you need to do for your business. You are not in this alone! 

 Artist Spotlight – Finding Your Niche on Etsy with Terri Moore | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 19:47

In this episode, Terri Moore shares how she didn’t have success on Etsy until she found her niche. She finally discovered the products that sell well in her Etsy shop and now has a thriving business.

 021: Spiritual – God is Our Refuge and Strength | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 33:09

In this episode, we talk about God as our shelter from anything that comes our way. We all face storms of different varieties, whether personal or business related.   What does it mean to see God as our refuge? How does God’s peace guard our hearts and minds? What are the various places we run to first in our lives?   We hope God uses this episode to draw you deeper into his arms of safety. 

 020: Business - The Numbers that Truly Matter in Your Art Business | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 29:35

This month our topic on the business podcasts is all about knowing the numbers in your business.   Now don’t click away or zone out on us! This is foundational information we wished we would have known sooner.   In this episode, we talk about the numbers that truly matter in your art business. We discuss how vanity metrics can sabotage you as a business owner and which numbers you should track instead. Be ready to take notes!

 Artist Spotlight – Getting Clarity for Your Art Business with Kim LeBeau | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 40:01

Do you struggle to know where to focus on your Etsy shop or your art business? In this episode, Kim LeBeau shares how she found clarity for her art business and the one thing that made all the difference.

 019: Spiritual – Win the Day  | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 26:26

During the 2010 season, Oregon Ducks football coach Chip Kelly began rallying his team around a mantra that would eventually become popular even outside of the football field, "Win the Day". It can be easy to look ahead or even spend time worrying about things we can’t control. Being fully in the present moment allows us to experience the most peace. How can we ‘win the day’ in our own lives? We’ll dive deeper into that question in today’

 018: Business – How You Can Earn Passive Income on Etsy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 27:52

This month our topic on the business podcasts is all about selling your art on Etsy. Did you know you can create (almost) passive income on Etsy selling digital downloads? We talk about this option in today’s episode and brainstorm 18 different digital products you can create and sell on Etsy. We pray this episode blesses you!

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