Encouragement, Inspiration, Direction, and Motivation from One Artist to Another

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My name is Liz DeMarco and I’m glad you’re here.  If you are an artist or creative person seeking some positive encouragement, you’ve come to the right place.

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Little Ways to Leave a Legacy

"I became an artist and thank God I did because we are the only profession that celebrates what it means to live a life." This is only a piece of Viola Davis' inspirational Best Supporting Actress acceptance speech at this year's Academy Awards. She went on to talk...

How to Reclaim Abandoned Dreams

Do you ever find yourself stuck in the past wishing you could have the things you used to have?  Does this prevent you from moving forward?   In last week's post, "So Many Dreams So Little Time," I discussed the importance of enjoying the present and accepting that...

So Many Dreams So Little Time

Creative people have a million dreams and goals. The good thing is that our dreams and goals are often the very thing that keeps us creative.  However, we often turn our dreams and goals into a bad thing when we get frustrated because we can't have or do it all.  Deep...

Finding Hope and Direction When You’ve Been Derailed

I don't know about you but I absolutely hate change. The only thing that parallels my hatred for change is my love for routine and "having a system." I'm constantly striving to reach a point where everything is running smoothly and if everything is running smoothly,...

5 Things to Cling to When the Going Gets Tough

Have you ever made a New Year’s resolution or general goal, gotten super psyched about it and then hit a road block almost immediately and wondered why you bothered in the first place? I’m pretty sure my hand isn’t the only one that’s raised right now. This reality is...

How to Handle Failed Resolutions

It's that time again! Time to make some New Year's resolutions! For some of us, the start of a new year is a great time for reflection and improvement and we love setting goals and creating resolutions.  For others, the thought of New Year's resolutions seems like a...

Finding Hope in Bad Christmas Pageants

I truly believe that the Christmas story is the ultimate story of hope. Now just to clarify, when I say "Christmas story" I am not referring to Santa Clause, visions of sugar plums, Ralfie, or leg lamps. I'm referring to the original Christmas story with Mary, Joseph,...

How to Make a Difference When You Feel Inadequate

Do you have a favorite Christmas song?  I think we all do.  There are so many great Christmas songs that it's hard to choose just one so I confess that for a while I let my appreciation for sarcasm cloud my judgement and said that my favorite Christmas song was "The...

Why Being Poor Boosts Creativity

I don't know about you but I love to find the perfect gift for someone. I also really love shopping.  I could spend an entire day going from store to store trying to find the perfect gift, outfit, or whatever items are on my list.  Finding the ideal items on my list...

How to Handle Working Through the Holidays

"Creativity can solve almost any problem.  The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality overcomes anything." -Art Designer and Director George Lois So let's discuss a sore subject that many artists face-working during the holidays. Sure we all have to work,...

10 Things Artists Aren’t Thankful For (And How to be Thankful for Them)

"Be thankful for what you have, you'll end up having more.  If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never ever have enough." -Oprah Winfrey Thanksgiving is always a time of reflection.  Many of us follow the tradition of going around the dinner table and...

What Happens When Dreams Die?

"But I somehow knew instinctively that when one dream dies, you have to move on to a new one. The unhappiest people in the world are those who can't recover from losing a dream-whose lives cease to have meaning.  I wasn't going to let that happen to me.  It was a...

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About Me

I'm Liz DeMarco! I'm a fellow artist who has worked a plethora of jobs in the theatre and entertainment industry for over ten years. I understand firsthand the ups and downs that come with being an artist. My greatest passion is being able to encourage fellow artists with the inspiration that has gotten me through the good times and the bad. When I'm not blogging, I'm working at Disney World, getting together with friends, or partaking in entertainment that feeds my soul.

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If you've got a question or want to ask me anything, you can reach me at lizdemarco@artist2artist.org!