Your Creative Adventure (Christian Artists)

CJ and Shelley Hitz

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. 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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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.

Aug 2019

25 min 7 sec

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.    

Aug 2019

20 min 56 sec

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. 

Aug 2019

26 min 55 sec

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.

Jul 2019

23 min 28 sec

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. 

Jul 2019

34 min 9 sec

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.

Jul 2019

23 min 47 sec

Although there are a lot of opportunities for us as artists online, one of the best places to start to grow your business is in your local community. And that’s exactly what Michelle Blanton has done by forming strategic partnerships and building relationships in her local area. She now has multiple streams of income from her art. Listen to today’s interview and be encouraged.   About Michelle: Michelle Blanton is a brush lettering and pointed pen artist based out of Calera, Alabama. You can find her on Instagram @lettersbybamamom. She has been doing lettering all her life. Her Dad started her off with her first fountain pen when she was 10 and she was hooked! Instagram - @lettersbybamamom Etsy - www.etsy.com/lettersbybamamom474    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Michelle’s website: www.etsy.com/lettersbybamamom474 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. 

Jul 2019

36 min 37 sec

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’ This episode’s Godly affirmation: “When we pray, we win the day!” “Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” - Matthew 6:34 (TPT) 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.

Jul 2019

24 min 53 sec

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 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! Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Book: Accounting for the Numberphobic: https://www.amazon.com/Accounting-Numberphobic-Survival-Business-Owners/dp/0814434320/ If you are looking for a local accountant, you can also find recommendations on Dave Ramsey’s website: https://www.daveramsey.com/elp/tax-services The accountants we use: https://www.thebottomlinecpa.com/. The accounting software we use: https://www.xero.com/us/. Most of you can get started with a simple spreadsheet and upgrade to a tool like this as your business grows. 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.    

Jun 2019

43 min 17 sec

In this episode, Terri Moore shares how she didn’t have success on Etsy until she found her niche. She started selling one product, but it failed miserably. However, she finally discovered the products that sell well in her Etsy shop and now has a thriving business. Listen to today’s interview and be encouraged.   About Terri: Terri Moore describes herself as always being a very artsy person. She has been able to take her love of paper crafting and turn it into a business on Etsy. She makes handmade party decor and her daughter makes matching outfits that they sell in their Etsy shop at https://www.etsy.com/shop/PartyDecorandMoore  and on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/partydecorandmoore/. Her newest passion is hand lettering inspirational quotes, drawing and watercoloring/gouche which you can see her work on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/terrbear38/   Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Terri’s Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/PartyDecorandMoore   Etsy Entrepreneur course: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/etsy-entrepreneur/ Free Webinar: 10 Ways to Earn Income as an artist http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artistincome/   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.

Jun 2019

19 min 46 sec

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.    This episode’s Godly affirmation:    “God is a safe shelter from any storm I’m going through.”   “God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” - Psalm 46:1 (NLT)    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:   Free Lettering Resources: www.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.  

Jun 2019

33 min 8 sec

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! Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: 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.

Jun 2019

29 min 34 sec

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. Listen to today’s interview and be encouraged.   About Kim: Kim LeBeau is a watercolor and lettering artist in Nashville, TN. It is her desire to use the talent God has given her to glorify Him, and just maybe, brighten someone’s day. Come along with her on her art journey on Instagram @love__lettered. Say hello while you’re there; she would love to check out your account. You can also find her on Etsy here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/LoveLetteredDecor   Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Kim’s Instagram account:  https://www.instagram.com/love__lettered/ Etsy Entrepreneur course: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/etsy-entrepreneur/ Free Webinar: 10 Ways to Earn Income as an artist http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artistincome/   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.

Jun 2019

40 min

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’   This episode’s Godly affirmation:    “When we pray, we win the day!”   “Refuse to worry about tomorrow, but deal with each challenge that comes your way, one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.” - Matthew 6:34 (TPT)    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:   Free Lettering Resources: www.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.  

Jun 2019

26 min 25 sec

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!   Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:   Etsy tutorial on digital downloads: https://www.etsy.com/seller-handbook/article/how-to-sell-digital-downloads-on-etsy/47330319230   Selling digital downloads: https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/115015628347?segment=selling    Free PDF: Should You Open an Etsy Shop? www.yourcreativeadventure.com/etsyorwebsite    Free Webinar: How YOU Can Earn a Full-Time Income as an Artist 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.

May 2019

27 min 51 sec

Gratitude is powerful! This word is derived from the Latin word “gratia” which means grace, graciousness, or gratefulness. When we’re fully aware of the grace we’ve been given in Christ, we can’t help but be full of gratitude and gracious toward others. Psalm 136:1 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.” In this episode, we explore the effects of gratitude and how each of us can practice this positive habit daily.   This episode’s Godly affirmation: “I’m grateful for the gifts God blesses me with each day.” “Every desirable and beneficial gift comes out of heaven. The gifts are rivers of light cascading down from the Father of Light.” – James 1:17 (The Message)   Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Article based on research that Gratitude can actually have positive effects on overall health - https://www.health.harvard.edu/healthbeat/giving-thanks-can-make-you-happier Caroline Leaf’s book “Switch on Your Brain” - https://www.amazon.com/Switch-Your-Brain-Happiness-Thinking/dp/0801015707 Shelley’s “The Gratitude Journal” book - https://www.amazon.com/Gratitude-Journal-Challenge-Relationships-Greater/dp/1946118087 YouVersion Plan on Prayers of Gratitude - https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/13353-5-prayers-of-gratitude 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.

May 2019

34 min 22 sec

This month our topic on the business podcasts is all about selling your art on Etsy. However, if you’re relying on Etsy sales alone, you may struggle. We talk about what to consider instead.   We pray this episode blesses you!   Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:   Free PDF: Should You Open an Etsy Shop? www.yourcreativeadventure.com/etsyorwebsite    Free Webinar: How YOU Can Earn a Full-Time Income as an Artist 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.

May 2019

27 min 56 sec

We celebrate birthdays and holidays. If we’re honest, we all like to be celebrated for the successes in our lives. In this episode, we dive into the topic of celebrating one another. When we see others experiencing a measure of success, what is our initial response? Are we excited for them or are we blinded by our own desire for success? Ephesians 4:16 says, “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” When we realize we’re all on the Kingdom team, we can lift up one another and truly celebrate #communityovercompetition   This episode’s Godly affirmation: “I can celebrate others because God celebrates me.” “Do to others as you would like them to do to you.” – Luke 6:31 (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.

May 2019

30 min 35 sec

In this episode, Marie Diemert shares her art journey and how she stumbled upon her best-selling products by simply being herself.    Listen to today’s interview and be encouraged.   About Marie:   Marie Diemert, also known as Beebee, is the married mother of 4 girls. In 2016 she fell in love with lettering. At first, it was just a hobby but it soon became so much more!   https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeeBeesLetters and Instagram https://www.instagram.com/beebeesletters/    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:   Marie’s website: https://www.etsy.com/shop/BeeBeesLetters  Etsy Entrepreneur course: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/etsy-entrepreneur/   Free Webinar: 10 Ways to Earn Income as an artist http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artistincome/      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.

May 2019

22 min 56 sec

This month our topic on the business podcasts is all about selling your art on Etsy. In this episode, we talk about one way to stand out on Etsy that will also help you get return customers.   It’s a simple thing to implement and it’s surprising how many Etsy sellers don’t do this!     Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:   Saved Snippets on Etsy: https://help.etsy.com/hc/en-us/articles/360000344228-Saved-Snippets-for-Conversations?segment=selling  Free PDF: Should You Open an Etsy Shop? www.yourcreativeadventure.com/etsyorwebsite    Free Webinar: How YOU Can Earn a Full-Time Income as an Artist 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.

May 2019

26 min 57 sec

In this episode, we continue with a topic we began exploring in episode 11. We’ll take a look at 7 different signs you might be stuck in the comparison trap. We’ll take a look at a passage in 1 Samuel 18 where we see King Saul marked by many of these signs. It’s our hope that each of us can break free from the comparison trap as we pursue the things God has for our lives.   This episode’s Godly affirmation: “I am content with the unique purpose and process God has for me.” “Pay careful attention to your own work, for then you will get the satisfaction of a job well done, and you won’t need to compare yourself to anyone else.” – Galatians 6:4 (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.

May 2019

37 min 23 sec

This month our topic on the business podcasts is all about selling your art on Etsy. Today we discuss about a common mistake that artists make when they first open an Etsy shop and 7 ways to market your shop outside of Etsy.   We pray that you get tons of value from this episode!    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:   Free PDF: Should You Open an Etsy Shop? www.yourcreativeadventure.com/etsyorwebsite   Free Webinar: How YOU Can Earn a Full-Time Income as an Artist 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.

May 2019

32 min 50 sec

Comparison and jealousy can be something we all struggle with, especially in this age of social media. Teddy Roosevelt said, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” Proverbs 27:4 says, “Anger is cruel, and wrath is like a flood, but jealousy is even more dangerous.” Sometimes we can look at the success of others and wonder why we aren’t experiencing the same thing. We don’t see all the details behind the scenes that enabled others to experience that success. We also wonder if there’s really enough success to go around, leading to a scarcity mentality. We look forward to opening up this needed conversation on a topic many of us have dealt with or are currently dealing with. This episode’s Godly affirmation: “I keep my eyes fixed on Jesus and the unique things He does through me.” Hebrews 12:2a TPT – “We look away from the natural realm and we fasten our gaze onto Jesus who birthed faith within us and who leads us forward into faith’s perfection.” Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:  Shelley’s teaching on identity: https://www.facebook.com/authoraudience/videos/2081771508746620/ 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.

May 2019

33 min 44 sec

Although Ariane Sarno went to art school, she found herself working in retail and as a pet groomer to make ends meet. As a result of the community she found on Instagram, she found the courage to launch her art business. She is now working almost full-time as an artist and loving it.  Listen to today’s interview and be encouraged.    About Ariane:  Ariane Sarno is an artist from Pittsburgh, PA, specializing in pet, human, and house portraits, as well as expressive landscapes, working in an array of mediums including oils, acrylics, and watercolors. She is a proud member of The Sprout Creative Design Team, a handmade artisan watercolor company, and an active art instructor on Skillshare.   The knowledge and skills she's gained from the Etsy Entrepreneur course have enhanced her business and have even given her the confidence to start vending at arts and craft fairs.   For more information, visit http://www.arianehopeart.com.  Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:    Ariane’s website: http://www.arianehopeart.com  Etsy Entrepreneur course: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/etsy-entrepreneur/  Free Webinar: 10 Ways to Earn Income as an artist http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artistincome/       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.

May 2019

33 min 8 sec

This month our topic on the business podcasts is all about selling your art on Etsy. Today’s topic is all about whether you should open an Etsy shop or sell on your website instead.   Spoiler alert: there is no one right answer! However, we are going to talk about the pros and cons of each option to help you make the right decision for you.  We pray that you get tons of value from this episode!  Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:  Free PDF: Should You Open an Etsy Shop? www.yourcreativeadventure.com/etsyorwebsite   Free Webinar: How YOU Can Earn a Full-Time Income as an Artist 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.  

May 2019

30 min 15 sec

Psalm 81:10b “Open your mouth wide and I will fill it with good things.” We must be in a posture to receive. In this episode, we are going to talk about how Shelley has struggled with feeling worthy and how this relates to you and your art.  This episode’s Godly affirmation: I am willing to receive everything God has for me! We believe there is more for each of us. We often limit ourselves, but we serve an all-powerful God with unlimited resources. It’s time to expand into everything He has for us.   Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Free Art of Prayer eBook: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artofprayer/ Free Lettering Resources: yourcreativeadventure.com/free 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.

Apr 2019

26 min 21 sec

This month we are focusing on social media. In this episode, we will talk about social media boundaries and how to use social media without it controlling you. We pray this episode blesses you!    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Do Not Disturb: How I Ditched My Phone and Unbroke My Brain https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/23/business/cell-phone-addiction.html Free 5-Day Time Management Challenge: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/time/ Free Webinar: How YOU Can Earn a Full-Time Income as an Artist 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.

Apr 2019

31 min 29 sec

What are the benefits of a creative prayer life? 1.) First of all, it helps you stay focused. 2.) It leads you into deeper intimacy with God as you meditate on His Word. 3.) It is one way to pray when you don’t have the words. Romans 8:26 says, “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.” 4.) It can open up your creativity in other areas. By practicing creativity in prayer, you may find you are more creative in other areas like your work, cooking, problem-solving, etc. In this episode, we will be discussing 3 simple ways to integrate creativity in prayer. Get our free eBook, The Art of Prayer at www.yourcreativeadventure.com/artofprayer  This episode’s Godly affirmation: My creativity matters. We believe in the power of prayer.   Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Free Art of Prayer eBook: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artofprayer Illuminate Prayer Journal: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/illuminate-prayer-journal/ Learn How to Self-Publish Books: authoraudienceacademy.com 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.

Apr 2019

25 min 35 sec

Artist Spotlight – The Power of Launching a Product Collection on Etsy with Elizabeth (Libby) Denniston   In this episode, Elizabeth (Libby) Denniston shares how she has grown her Etsy shop and launched her first collection, called “Love Well.” She shares a powerful story of how God spoke to her heart and gave her the idea for the best-selling product in her collection.  Listen to today’s interview and be encouraged.    About Elizabeth:  Elizabeth Denniston, known as Libby to most, blends her background in graphic design and fine art together with modern calligraphy to inspire, uplift, or tell a story through her cards, prints, and signs. Her faith and walk with God are at the core of everything she creates, with a passion for encouraging others in any season. You can learn more about Libby through her website, www.ElizaDDesign.com  on Facebook under Elizabeth Denniston Design, and follow along on Instagram, @libbylovesrew.    Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode:    Elizabeth’s website: www.ElizaDDesign.com   Etsy Entrepreneur course: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/etsy-entrepreneur/  Free Webinar: 10 Ways to Earn Income as an artist http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artistincome/       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. 

Apr 2019

39 min 21 sec

This month we are focusing on social media. One of the biggest questions you ask is how do I grow my social media following? First of all, I recommend not trying to do all the things. Choose 1-2 platforms. And instead of focusing on numbers and growth, focus on serving the followers you already have. Build a tribe of raving fans that will promote you to others because they know, like and trust you. We will talk about specific ways you can serve your followers in this episode.   Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Free 5-Day Time Management Challenge: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/time/ Free Webinar: How YOU Can Earn a Full-Time Income as an Artist 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.

Apr 2019

24 min 51 sec

This episode is based upon the scripture Exodus 31:1-5, “Then the Lord said to Moses, “Look, I have specifically chosen Bezalel son of Uri, grandson of Hur, of the tribe of Judah. I have filled him with the Spirit of God, giving him great wisdom, ability, and expertise in all kinds of crafts. He is a master craftsman, expert in working with gold, silver, and bronze. He is skilled in engraving and mounting gemstones and in carving wood. He is a master at every craft!” God specifically chose Bezalel for the purpose of helping to build the tabernacle. And God has a specific calling on your life as well. He has something very specific for you – a very specific assignment in the kingdom. We will discuss this in today’s episode. This episode’s Godly affirmation: I am filled with the Holy Spirit and He gives me wisdom as I create. We believe every person has been given unique gifts and a specific role to play in the kingdom of heaven that will make an impact for eternity.   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.

Apr 2019

23 min 14 sec

This month we are focusing on social media and we will be tackling these 3 social media mistakes in today’s episode. Seeing it as a popularity contest instead of marketing a business Getting caught up in the numbers and comparison (public number). It’s about building relationships Replacing intimacy with God with social media  We pray that you get tons of value from this episode!   Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Free 5-Day Time Management Challenge: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/time/ Free Webinar: How YOU Can Earn a Full-Time Income as an Artist 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.

Apr 2019

24 min 7 sec

In this episode, Swetha Shenoy shares how she started her journey to teaching lettering and watercolor workshops in her local area in New Jersey. Listen to today’s interview and be encouraged. About Swetha: Swetha Shenoy is the founder of The Paisley Corner, a business that specializes in services related to the creation and sale of hand-lettered and watercolor art. A self-taught artist, she discovered lettering in 2017 and fell in love with the process. She focuses on hand-lettering inspirational quotes and using watercolors to paint floral artwork. In addition to creating custom artwork, she hosts lettering and watercolor workshops for adults - she has currently taught (and inspired) 70+ participants! She is also available to host corporate team-building events. You can find her work at www.thepaisleycorner.com Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Swetha’s website: www.thepaisleycorner.com  How to Create Lettering Practice Sheets without Adobe Illustrator https://skl.sh/2tu0pSA Free Webinar: 10 Ways to Earn Income as an artist http://yourcreativeadventure.com/artistincome/ 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.

Apr 2019

19 min 54 sec

Our God is the Creator and He created us in His image. Therefore, we are called to create and be creative.  God sees you. He sees in you the creative gift He has given you to create and be an artist. Be encouraged by this episode and then go and create some art today! This episode’s Godly affirmation: I am called to be creative. We believe creativity is a gift from our Creator. What we do with that creativity is our gift back to Him.   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.

Apr 2019

21 min 32 sec

This month we are focusing on the topic of social media. Today’s topic is about Instagram. We discuss these 7 ways to grow a following on Instagram in this episode: Post regularly. Use relevant hashtags. Be real and share interesting content in your descriptions. Use Instagram stories. Run collaborative giveaways. Enter challenges. Interact. We pray that you get tons of value from this episode!   Links and Resources Mentioned in this Episode: Free Tutorial: 7 Steps to Hosting an Instagram Giveaway: http://yourcreativeadventure.com/instagramgiveaway/ Shelley’s Skillshare Class: Instagram Marketing: How to Easily Edit Stunning Photos & Videos and Tips to Grow Your Following Now - https://skl.sh/2ku8fCG Free Webinar: How YOU Can Earn a Full-Time Income as an Artist 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.

Mar 2019

40 min 23 sec

Before we dive into helping you make money as an artist while glorifying God with your art, we wanted to share a little bit out our journey. We are on this creative adventure together! 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.” You are a masterpiece of God’s in display in His gallery to show the world what God can do through a person who is willing to surrender to God and take brave steps of faith. Listen to today’s podcast and be encouraged. This episode’s Godly affirmation: I am God’s masterpiece created to do good things. We believe your creative voice matters. You matter to the Kingdom   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.

Mar 2019

45 min 48 sec