28 episodes

Well hello there! It’s Bonnie Christine and for the past 13 years I have been consistently switching hats between artist, entrepreneur, educator and leader which leads to me where I am today. I am so excited to start sharing it with you in this podcast that I've had on my heart for years! Starting November 15th you can count on hearing from me twice a week - once on Tuesday for a shorty business breakthrough episode where I’ll share with you a simple mindset shift, habit or breakthrough that you can implement in your own life right away. Then again on Thursday for an episode where we’ll take a deeper dive into a strategy that I’ve used in my own creative business or perhaps I’ll take you behind the scenes to look at what we’re doing right now.

Long gone are the days where creatives struggled to make a living. The truth is that today we have everything we need at our fingertips to Flourish - and that’s what this podcast is all about. I’m sharing with you the simple steps that I’ve used to build my business that gives so much - and how you can build yours, as well. Together, we can do this. I cannot wait to share all that we have in store for you, every week, twice a week, right here on the Professional Creative Podcast.

The Professional Creative Bonnie Christine

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 284 Ratings

Well hello there! It’s Bonnie Christine and for the past 13 years I have been consistently switching hats between artist, entrepreneur, educator and leader which leads to me where I am today. I am so excited to start sharing it with you in this podcast that I've had on my heart for years! Starting November 15th you can count on hearing from me twice a week - once on Tuesday for a shorty business breakthrough episode where I’ll share with you a simple mindset shift, habit or breakthrough that you can implement in your own life right away. Then again on Thursday for an episode where we’ll take a deeper dive into a strategy that I’ve used in my own creative business or perhaps I’ll take you behind the scenes to look at what we’re doing right now.

Long gone are the days where creatives struggled to make a living. The truth is that today we have everything we need at our fingertips to Flourish - and that’s what this podcast is all about. I’m sharing with you the simple steps that I’ve used to build my business that gives so much - and how you can build yours, as well. Together, we can do this. I cannot wait to share all that we have in store for you, every week, twice a week, right here on the Professional Creative Podcast.

    #27: Moving from Dreaming to Doing

    #27: Moving from Dreaming to Doing

    In this episode, I'm sharing a simple hack that helped me make the transition from dreaming to doing. If you have a big (maybe scary) dream or goal, this is for you. I share my personal journey from going from being a dreamer to a doer. I talk about my background growing up in a creative house, my passion for entrepreneurship, and how I eventually found my calling in the creative industry as a surface designer. 

    • 22 min
    #26: The Art of Gathering Inspiration

    #26: The Art of Gathering Inspiration

    No matter what you create, the art of gathering inspiration is a key skill that will set you and your work apart. Not only can our inspirations help us develop our signature style, but it can also contribute to how we feel as artists. Inspiration is truly everywhere, and in this episode we’ll be diving deep into the art of gathering inspiration for anything you create as an artist and creative entrepreneur. When you actively look for inspiration, even ordinary things become infused with possibility and potential. So put your inspiration goggles on, and let’s dive in!
     
    📒 Episode Notes, Links & Resources 📒
    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/26
     
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    • 22 min
    #25: The Weeds & Seeds of Growing a Creative Business

    #25: The Weeds & Seeds of Growing a Creative Business

    We all have struggles and obstacles that hold us back in our creative careers. But what if we looked at those struggles as weeds, and the solutions as seeds? In this episode, we discuss eight common weeds that creatives face, and the seeds we can plant in their place.
    📒 Episode Notes, Links, & Resources 📒
    https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/25
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    Connect with Bonnie:
    ▸ ONLINE | http://bonniechristine.com
    ▸ INSTAGRAM | https://instagram.com/bonniechristine
    ▸ 60x60 | 60 WAYS TO CREATE INCOME FROM YOUR ART | https://www.bonniechristine.com/income
    ▸ FREE SURFACE DESIGN GUIDE | https://www.bonniechristine.com/guide

    • 15 min
    #24: 10 Lessons Learned from a Year of Creating

    #24: 10 Lessons Learned from a Year of Creating

    When you’re first starting out as a creative entrepreneur, you might feel frustrated that you’re behind. In this episode, I’m sharing 10 lessons learned during the year I spent doing nothing but creating patterns, and the lasting impact on making the most of the beginning stages of your business.
    Get the shownotes: https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/24
     

    • 22 min
    #23: How to Invest in Yourself

    #23: How to Invest in Yourself

    Investing in yourself as a creative entrepreneur and business owner can have a significant impact on your ability to learn and grow consistently. In this episode, I’m sharing three different areas you can invest in for more productivity, higher levels of success, and, an increased quality of life.
    Get the shownotes: https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/23
    Watch 60x60: Where 60 successful artists, illustrators and surface designers share how they create income from their artwork in just 60 seconds: https://www.bonniechristine.com/income
     

    • 25 min
    #22: 15 Ways to Create Income with Your Creativity

    #22: 15 Ways to Create Income with Your Creativity

    In this episode, I’m sharing 15 different ways that I've used my creativity to create income over the last decade—and I hope that it inspires you and brings you clarity around creating a career with your art or creativity.
    Get the shownotes and learn more about 60x60: https://www.professionalcreative.com/blog/22
     

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
284 Ratings

284 Ratings

Rawlsphotog ,

Bonnie is such a light to the creative world!

Thank you so much, Bonnie, for being the kind of creative who not only takes us through your journey but encourages us to feel confident about our own journey. Knowing that you’ve encountered so many obstacles and continue to push forward to pursue your dreams is so inspiring. You have such a way of sharing your story all along the way as you teach others with such a giving heart for others to bloom. I appreciate learning from you through this podcast and other avenues as well. Now that I’ve finally found clarity in how I want to use my skills to impact the world, I value your insight and the ways you seek to plant so many beautiful seeds to create a lush garden of creativity for other artists to flourish.

Mistipher ,

Very Motivating!

I’ve really enjoyed listening to this podcast! ! I’m an artist already, but I’m trying to pivot in a new - and scary for me - direction. Bonnie has made me feel less nervous and more confident and motivated about moving forward. I also appreciate how honest and transparent she is - whether about finances or her feelings during various stages of her career. Excited to keep listening!

teaandkettledesigns ,

Love this podcast!

This podcast is simply amazing. I just discovered it after following Bonnie Christine and I am hooked! It is so inspiring and I can’t wait to keep listening to more episodes. Thank you so much for putting this out in the world!

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