95 episodes

The Breakthrough Creative with host John McDavitt is for the Creative Entrepreneur as we look behind the scenes at the ‘business of art’ and the ‘art of business!’

The Breakthrough Creative John McDavitt

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    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

The Breakthrough Creative with host John McDavitt is for the Creative Entrepreneur as we look behind the scenes at the ‘business of art’ and the ‘art of business!’

    95. FLASHBACK: Kate Sartorious, Cake and Sugar Artist

    95. FLASHBACK: Kate Sartorious, Cake and Sugar Artist

    I interviewed Cake and Sugar Artist, Kate Sartorious, about her career in March of 2020 and wanted to share it again in this 
    Kate is a the owner and operator of Kate's Cake Design where she makes unique cake toppers for her clients.
    Kate also teaches an online Cake Topper course called 'Top Tier Cake Topper Masterclass.'
    You can find Kate and her work on Instagram!
    Contact us at John@theBreakthroughCreative.com
     

    • 47 min
    94. Licensed Star Wars Artist, Dawn Murphy

    94. Licensed Star Wars Artist, Dawn Murphy

    Dawn Murphy is a freelance artist currently residing in the Chicagoland area. She specializes in portraiture and costume illustration with a focus on pop culture. She has created numerous officially licensed artworks for Lucasfilm/Star Wars, Topps Trading Cards and RRParks Cards. Her work has been featured in the Star Wars Celebration Art Show, Star Wars Insider Magazine, the sci-fi anthology book Contact Light, and book four of the War of the Seasons series. When she isn't drawing she loves to play video games with her son and husband, reading, sewing costumes and trying not to burn dinner.
     
    Follow Dawn at:
    www.instagram.com/dawnmurphyart
    www.etsy.com/shop/DawnMurphyArt
    You can contact john@thebreakthroughcreative.com with comments and questions.
    Follow on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/thebreakthroughcreative/

    • 50 min
    • video
    93. Are you a professional or a hobbyist? (you need to know)

    93. Are you a professional or a hobbyist? (you need to know)

    It’s cool if you want to be an artist. It’s cool if that’s your hobby. But you need to be honest with yourself if it’s something to make money or something that’s simply personal enjoyment. If it’s a hobby - great! Enjoy yourself. If it’s a business - get to work.

    • 6 min
    SEVEN Great Reasons to Work for a Company Before You Start Your Own Business (and join the new Facebook group)

    SEVEN Great Reasons to Work for a Company Before You Start Your Own Business (and join the new Facebook group)

    Please join 'THE BREAKTHROUGH CREATIVE' FACEBOOK GROUP. I'm looking forward to meeting you there.
    Episode 92:
    There are lots of good reasons to begin your career by working for a company BEFORE you start your own thing because there are so many things you don't know that you don't know.
    Why not make it a bit easier on yourself and learn on the job while you plan and even start your own business.
    My thoughts on the topic in this episode.

    • 18 min
    91. Apprentice to Pro: Tattoos with Mikey Wheeler

    91. Apprentice to Pro: Tattoos with Mikey Wheeler

    Mikey Wheeler is a professional tattooist who shares his journey from sandwich maker to apprentice to pro! Mikey also goes into the details of the business side of Tattooing. You can see Mikey's work and find him at: https://www.instagram.com/mikeywheelertattooer/
    http://windhorserising.com
    mikeywheelertattooer@gmail.com
    You can contact John at john@thebreakthroughcreative.com
     

    • 1 hr 20 min
    90. Finding Your Style with Kunal Kundu: Crumpled Paper Artist

    90. Finding Your Style with Kunal Kundu: Crumpled Paper Artist

    How does one find their creative style?
    How does one achieve their first published book?
    Kunal Kundu has done both!
    An animator, illustrator and sculptor, Kunal took leave from his career to find his 'style' and shares his process in this episode. Kunal also reveals his gritty approach to publishing his first book.
    For more on Kunal check out the links below:
    https://www.kunalkundu.com
    https://www.instagram.com/kunalkunducrumpledpaper/
    https://www.westmarginpress.com/book-details/9781513264356/wildlife-on-paper/
     
    https://www.westmarginpress.com/blog/discover-how-this-artist-transforms-trash-into-treasure/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kB7CyrQfq-c
    You can reach John at john@thebreakthroughcreative.com

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

TheOtherBarry ,

Something for everyone.

I am not a professional artist. I write novels as a hobby and play guitar as therapy, but I still get so much out of this podcast. John has a way of sharing his life with his guests and listeners and in turn, his guests open up and share their lives with him. Aside from learning about the business of art works and how to make a living doing what you love, John and his guests drop incredible pearls of wisdom that his listeners can take to heart and enrich their lives. Listen to a few episodes and see if you don’t become as big of a fan as I have.

grevan ,

If you want to make art your business, this is your podcast!

This is a great podcast to dive into if you really want to explore how to make art your business. Jon talks to many different artists of all mediums, engages in the creative process as well as the Knutsen Bolton how to monetize it. Highly recommended!

MeDrawGood ,

GOOD STUFF for both budding and experienced creatives!

Kudos to John for finding and hosting a wide variety of creative guests with such diverse backgrounds! I really enjoy hearing the different points of view, sources of inspiration and sage advice from artists that aren't afraid to share their successes AND their challenges along their creative journey.

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