- For the British photographer, see Julia Margaret Cameron.
|Julia B. Cameron|
March 4, 1948 |
Libertyville, Illinois, U.S.
|Residence||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Known for||The Artist's Way|
|The Artist's Way|
Julia B. Cameron (born March 4, 1948, in Illinois) is an American teacher, author, artist, poet, playwright, novelist, filmmaker, composer, and journalist. She is perhaps most famous for her book The Artist's Way (1992). She also has written many other non-fiction works, short stories, and essays, as well as novels, plays, musicals, and screenplays.
Julia Cameron was born and raised in a Chicago suburb, and grew up Catholic. She started college at Georgetown University, then transferred to Fordham. She started her journalism career at the Washington Post, then moved on to Rolling Stone.
She met Martin Scorsese when interviewing him for Rolling Stone. They married in 1975 and divorced in 1977; Cameron was Scorsese's second wife. They have one daughter, Domenica Cameron-Scorsese, born in 1976. Cameron and Scorsese collaborated on three films. Cameron's film God's Will is based on the Cameron-Scorsese marriage and divorce, portraying a divorced, self-centered show-business couple who die unexpectedly and end up fighting in heaven over what will happen to their daughter.
A review of Cameron's memoir Floor Sample states that Cameron "reveals the dark side of her privileged life: her descent into alcoholic blackouts and drug-induced paranoia as well as descriptions of her bouts with psychosis." In 1978, reaching a point in her life when writing and drinking could no longer coexist, Cameron stopped the drugs and alcohol, and began teaching creative unblocking, which propelled her to fame after she published the book based on her teachings, The Artist's Way. She states creativity is an authentic spiritual path.
Cameron has taught filmmaking, creative unblocking, and writing. She has taught at The Smithsonian, Esalen, the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, and the New York Open Center. At Northwestern University, she was writer in residence for film. In 2008 she taught a class at the New York Open Center, The Right to Write, named and modeled after one of her bestselling books, which reveals the importance of writing.
- The Prosperous Heart: Creating a Life of "Enough" (Tarcher, 2011)
- The Creative Life: True Tales of Inspiration (Tarcher, 2010)
- The Artist's Way Every Day: A Year of Creative Living (Tarcher, 2009)
- Prayers to the Great Creator: Prayers and Declarations for a Meaningful Life (Tarcher, 2008)
- The Writing Diet: Write Yourself Right-Size (Tarcher, 2007; ISBN 1-58542-571-0 )
- Floor Sample (Tarcher, 2006; ISBN 1-58542-494-3), a memoir
- How to Avoid Making Art (2006; ISBN 1-58542-438-2), illustrated by Elizabeth Cameron
- The Sound of Paper (Tarcher, 2004; Hardcover ISBN 1-58542-288-6)
- Supplies: A Troubleshooting Guide for Creative Difficulties (Tarcher, 2003; Rev&Updtd edition ISBN 1-58542-212-6)
- Walking in this World (Tarcher, 2003; Reprint edition ISBN 1-58542-261-4)
- The Artist's Way, 10th Annv edition (Tarcher, 2002; ISBN 1-58542-146-4)
- Inspirations: Meditations from The Artist's Way (Tarcher, 2001;ISBN 1-58542-102-2)
- God is Dog Spelled Backwards (Tarcher, 2000; ISBN 1-58542-062-X)
- God is No Laughing Matter (Tarcher, 2000; ISBN 1-58542-065-4)
- Supplies: A Pilot's Manual for Creative Flight (2000)
- The Artist's Date Book (Tarcher, 1999; ISBN 0-87477-653-8 ), illustrated by Elizabeth Cameron Evans
- Money Drunk Money Sober (Ballantine Wellspring, 1999; ISBN 0-345-43265-7)
- The Writing Life (Sounds True, 1999; ISBN 1-56455-725-1)
- Transitions (Tarcher, 1999; ISBN 0-87477-995-2)
- The Artist's Way at Work (Pan, 1998; ISBN 0-330-37319-6)
- Blessings (Tarcher, 1998; ISBN 0-87477-906-5)
- The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life (Tarcher, 1998; ISBN 1-58542-009-3)
- Heart Steps (Tarcher, 1997; ISBN 0-87477-899-9)
- The Vein of Gold (1997; ISBN 0-87477-836-0)
- The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal (Tarcher, 1995; ISBN 0-87477-886-7)
- Finding Water: The Art of Perseverance (Tarcher, 2006; ISBN 1585424633)
- The Money Drunk (1993)
- The Artist's Way (1992)
- Popcorn: Hollywood Stories (Really Great Books, 2000; ISBN 1-893329-12-7)
- The Dark Room (Carroll & Graf Pub,1998; ISBN 0-7867-0564-7)
- The Medium at Large
- Four Roses
- Public Lives
- The Animal in the Trees
- This Earth (Sounds True, 1997; ISBN 1-56455-549-6)
- Prayers for the little ones (Renaissance Books, 1999; ISBN 1-58063-048-0)
- Prayers to the nature spirits (Renaissance Books, 1999; ISBN 1-58063-047-2)
- The Quiet Animal
- "Miami Vice" TV (1 episode)
- "God's Will" (independent movie)
- Floor Sample, by Julia Cameron, (Tarcher, 2006; ISBN 1-58542-494-3), a memoir
- "A Biography of Julia Cameron". Retrieved 2008-12-20.
- Keyser, Les (1998). Twayne's Filmmakers Series: Martin Scorsese. Twayne Publishers: New York. p. 188. ISBN 0-8057-9321-6.
- Piccalo, Gina (June 23, 2006). "Agonizing success of `Artist's Way'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May, 2011.
- Booklist. "Review of Floor Samples". Retrieved 2007-09-14.
- "How the artist found her way, INTERVIEW BY JAY MACDONALD, Julia Cameron's path from rock bottom to creative success". Retrieved 2012-01-14.
- "Floor Sample: A Creative Memoir. (Brief Article) (Book Review)". Publishers Weekly 253 (8): 144. February 20, 2006.
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- Artist's Way At Work web site, by Mark Bryan