Commentary Fantasy

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Making Fantasy Important Again

Let’s get back to our childlike wonderment of the world and inject some fantasy into it for ourselves and our audiences. Whether you’re a writer, painter, musician, or any other creative soul, the infusion of fantasy in your artistic endeavors can unlock a whole new level of inspiration, innovation, and emotional connection. My wife gave me a box of cards for the holidays in 2022. I was puzzled because they were creativity cards and I thought, what the heck is this, I don’t need them. Well, folks, I was wrong and I will attempt to do a card a week and record an episode about how I am utilizing the card I draw every week if you decide to pick up a deck and do these let me know.

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Points to Consider to Add Fantasy in Your Art

  • Igniting the Spark of Imagination
  • Exploring Symbolism and Metaphor
  • Challenging Boundaries and Pushing Limits
  • Embracing Emotion and Catharsis
  • Fostering Innovation and Originality

Fantasy Definitions

Fantasy: The power or process of creating especially unrealistic or improbable mental images in response to psychological needs. A mental image or a series of mental images (such as a daydream) so created. Creation of the imaginative faculties whether expressed or merely conceived. The free play of creative imagination.

Fantasy Challenge

  • Practice free association, creating your own definitions for fantasy and reality. What do these words mean to you?
  • Research myths and legends to inform or inspire a project that you or your group are considering.
  • Commemorate a fantastical figure who captured your childhood imagination.

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