Creative For A Second or Two – a project for those with ME/CFS/FMS

A new project from Creative for a Second has been announced for people with ME/CFS/FM to participate in. 

I’ve added my name to those wishing to participate in what sounds like will be an exciting, global, collaborative project.

If you have CFS, ME, CFIDS, FM, FMS then you might like to get involved.  I suspect there will need to be some financial assistance with buying journals and helping to have them mailed around the world too.

The following is taken from the Creative For A Second blog and tells you more about the iniative (read original blog here)

“… the time has come to launch a new creative project – something for those who missed out on the first and something for those keen to get their creative juices flowing for a second project.

So what’s in store for us you all ask?

Good question…

I’ve I recently been inspired by
the 1000 Journals project, co-ordinated by Someguy in San Francisco. Someguy sent 1000 journals around the world, for people to create whatever they felt at the time and to pass on to whomever they pleased. The result has been an interesting mix of creativity, thoughts, ideas, feelings and even deep dark secrets.

So in the vein of Someguys 1000 Journals project I am going to co-ordinate a similar kind of deal. Of course “Creative For A Second or Two” will have to have a bit more structured as it will be limited to people with CFS/ME/FM etc. And there will be a time limit on the project. I will collect a list names and addresses of those who would like to participate and then a small number of journals (not quite a thousand!) will be sent to the far corners of the globe to start their journey.

I anticipate these journals to travel for about a year or so. Ideally all journals will have made their way back here to Melbourne in time to co-ordinate an exhibition of the work for May 12 2011 (Awareness Day) – yeah!

So that’s the plan, I suggest checking out the 1000 Journals project, online. What you put down on the pages is unlimited – artwork, thoughts, photos, found objects… this is a project for anyone and everyone – not just artists – we all have creativity bones within us!

Email your name and address to if you’re interested and I will get the ball rolling!

You might also like to take a moment to look at (or revisit) the first Creative For A Second project – a book of artwork, photography, craft, poetry and prose from people with ME/CFS from around the world.

Posted in Art, Artist, CFIDS, CFS, chronicallyhappy, Life, M.E., Misc
One comment on “Creative For A Second or Two – a project for those with ME/CFS/FMS
  1. ninacolors says:

    From the 1000 journals project

    “Rediscover Your Creativity:
    If you ask a kindergarten class how many of them are artists, they’ll all raise their hands. Ask the same question of 6th graders, and maybe one third will respond. Ask high school grads, and few will admit to it. (explained in Orbiting the Giant Hairball)

    What happens to us growing up? We begin to fear criticism, and tend to keep our creativity to ourselves. Many people keep journals, of writing or sketching, but not many share them with people. (when was the last time a friend invited you to read their diary?) You will not be judged here. And you will have company. This is for you. For everyone.”

    I’ve always believed this — that everyone is creative; each in our unique way. I do hope that folks we know who don’t necessarily consider themselves “artists” will participate!

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Rachel Groves, Artist
Lichfield, Staffordshire, UK



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