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Artist Camilla d'Errico on Facebook - Determination and Destiny

Camilla knew she was meant to be an artist when she arrived at Comic Con International in 1998 and saw the clouds part and heard the angels sing. How’s that for realizing your destiny?

Artist Camilla d'Errico is a product of her split heritage, Italian and Canadian rolled into one: Italian feistiness, Canadian politeness, and an early addiction to Saturday morning cartoons, comics and manga. Growing up she was more often doodling sexy damsels and dragons on her textbooks rather than reading them. Today she is following her dream of working creatively for a living thanks to her relentless energy, dedication, and just enough sleep deprivation.

What drives Camilla d'Errico to create? It’s a love for what she does – an unremitting devotion and a strong resolve to succeed.

Never regret what you do but regret what you don't. If you’re passionate about it – don’t hold back and go for it. - Camilla d'Errico

Art is most often a labor of love as many artists know. There’s an unexplainable, driving force deep within every artist that compels us to create. If we’re ever stripped of the opportunity to explore our imaginations or deprived of the time we need to record our dreams and bring them to life, we become empty and fragile, frustrated and angry. All creative souls understand.

Many of us have an understanding of what it takes to make a living as an artist. Forging onward in spite of the slammed doors, the unanswered emails and phone calls, the infinite number of harsh critiques or unsolicited art direction takes more than talent alone to endure. Odds are very good that Camilla d'Errico and other successful artists like her also know what it takes.

Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan “Press On” has solved and always will solve the problems of the human race. - Calvin Coolidge 30th U.S. President (1872 - 1933)

Camilla d'Errico is living her dream. Are you living yours?

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