Take a creative risk: Julia Cameron’s tools for tapping into your creativity. Creativity isn’t just for people who make their living making art. In her best-seller The Artist’s Way, author, composer and teacher Julia Cameron says tapping into your creativity gives life flavor. Cameron is often considered an expert on creative practice, and she has taught her methods of unlocking creativity at The Smithsonian, The New York Times and New York Open Center. The Artist’s Way creativity groups have formed across the United States and around the world, putting her practical creativity tools to work for men and women in all professions.
Why do you feel it’s important for people to tap into their creativity and stay actively creative? I think that unless people are tapped into their creativity, life can become sort of a droning experience. I think that when people are tapped into their creativity, life has a flavor of adventure. I believe that we are all creative–that it’s part of our spiritual DNA–and that in order for us to be happy and fulfilled as people, we need to be happy and fulfilled creatively. And so I don’t think it’s a matter of only certain jobs being creative; all people are creative, and unless people are fulfilling themselves creatively, they can feel stymied, stuck, depressed.
How do you suggest people kick-start their creativity if they lack clear direction?….
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