We all need some release and distraction from this rollercoaster ride. Using your fantasy and make something is a great thing to do. And it's very necessary as well.
Everything you see in this world, that has been created by humans, originated from the mind.
It could have been inspired by a dream or the results of a brainstorm session with the team.
It started from imagination, which is a form of fantasy.
Whether it's: a bridge, a building, an artwork, a poem, clothing, a car, computers, a musical instrument, memes from the web, a recipe for galactic cake, a dance choreography, movies, a clock, et cetera. All the things came from people who have imagined it and worked out their ideas.
From Creativity to Construction
Even the most basic or simple things were first imagined by someone. For example:
a paperclip or a bar of soap. Not only simple things, difficult ideas and constructions as well: a nuclear reactor or a cybernetic implant. Mankind has not only developed and created many beautiful things, but other less beautiful or even destructive things as well, such as: an atomic bomb, sarin nerve gas, bio industry.
Having a farm and animals is nice. Having a huge bio industry factory with thousands of animals who are being destroyed non-stop is not so nice and has a negative effect on the collective mind, for both; humans and animals.
Mind Over Matter
When looking at all things in the world that were created by humans, we can see the power of the human mind. Imagine all the people at this moment who are designing, making concepts, working out ideas, making music, dancing, drawing, painting, writing. That's a lot of people right now doing creative things, while you're reading this.
Working with ideas and concepts, whether it be art, design, architecture or construction, has everything to do with fantasy. It started as a fantasy, an idea. An image in the mind.
"I work with my fantasy while I'm designing your new multinational headquarters."
I can understand and inner-stand that the word 'fantasy' may not be accurate for what some people do. For example:
the word fantasy may be not be the right word to describe the core activity of a well known worldwide architecture firm?
It may sound strange when an architect working at the firm says: 'I work with my fantasy while I'm designing your new multinational headquarters'.
I can imagine that the CEO's of this multinational company will think: what? Is he working with Elf's and Pixies' ideas for our headquarters?
Fantasy is a word often associated with children and their imaginary worlds. Fantasy is something we all had, to a certain degree, when we were young. Most people were playing with toys, imagined worlds, making drawings of fantasy animals and dressing up as princesses and superheroes.
And it's part of growing up to lose (some of) your fantasy worlds, imaginations and ideas you had as a kid.
As if you enter another dimension, when you become a teenager. And from there on, growing up as an adult,
leaving behind the imagined worlds you knew from the heart, from the old times, when you were a kid.
You left the dimension of your (imagined) fantasy worlds. Did we really lost all of our fantasy?
When hearing the word fantasy, many will think about extravagant 'fantastic' things. A horse with wings, a theme park with giant cartoon figures, people dressed up in costumes from movies and games, and so on. According to Wikipedia, fantasy is a genre.
Fantasy is a genre of speculative fiction set in a fictional universe, often inspired by real world myth and folklore. Its roots are in oral traditions, which then became fantasy literature and drama. From the twentieth century it has expanded further into various media, including film, television, graphic novels, manga, animated movies and video games.
I think that fantasy is more than that. It's a way of thinking. And it can create imaginary worlds.
It can travel further, beyond the borders of Avalon and the limits of gravity. Fantasy can take you to other worlds, more sophisticated and amazing compared to the worlds in movies such as: Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, Alice in Wonderland, Alternate Carbon, The Matrix, Akira and Avatar.
Fantasy is not bound to the ideas and concepts of: Flying Horses, Orcs, Dragons, Elf's and Blue Beings. That's the nucleus of the matter of fantasy: one can imagine anything.
You can fantasize any world and dimension you can up with, in your mind.
I get so tired of people saying, 'Oh, you only make fantasy films and this and that', and I'm like, 'Well no, fantasy is reality', that's what Lewis Carroll showed in his work.
Fantasy, also spelled phantasy, imaginative fiction dependent for effect on strangeness of setting (such as other worlds or times) and of characters (such as supernatural or unnatural beings). Examples include William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, and T.H. White’s The Once and Future King. Science fiction can be seen as a form of fantasy, but the terms are not interchangeable, as science fiction usually is set in the future and is based on some aspect of science or technology, while fantasy is set in an imaginary world and features the magic of mythical beings.
Besides being extravagant and limitless, fantasy can also be humble and more 'down to Earth'. Perhaps you have fantasies of a great holiday destination, a new house or a world without lockdowns and masks.
These are fantasies that come very close to reality as we know it. Ideas that are not as far-out as the worlds in the books of: Frank Herbert and Isaac Asimov, for example.
May be your fantasies are not the same as years ago, but you may still have them, in a certain extent. Fantasies of wild romances. Fantasies of a better life. Fantasies of a new project.
May be you don't want to call it: fantasy, anymore. But: ideas and concepts instead. Because these words synchronize better, in the stage of life you're in. Or because of the type of work you do.
Ferdinand Cheval was doing his daytime job and in the meantime, he built his fantasy castle when he was 43 years old.
FERDINAND CHEVAL KNOWN AS POSTMAN CHEVAL (FROM 1836 TO 1924)
On April 19th, Joseph Ferdinand Cheval, aged of 43, stumbles over his “stumbling block” in Tersanne while he is on his round. This rock is going to trigger unceasingly the Ideal Palace construction for 33 years. On October 11th on the same year his wife gives birth to his daughter : Alice-Marie-Philomène.
"What can you do when you always walk in the same setting, if not dream? As a distraction, in my dreams I built a fairy palace.
My foot had stumbled against a stone which almost made me fall: I wanted to know what it was. It was a stumbling block of such an unusual shape that I put in my pocket to admire it at my leisure.
The next day I went back to the same place and found others that were even more beautiful. I thought: since nature wants to do the sculpture, I’ll do the masonry and the architecture."
Materialize Your Fantasy
To materialize your ideas, fantasies, imaginations and concepts is a possibility in this world of matter we live in. As long as those ideas are not too far fetched, then it may be possible to make your fantasies become reality.
If you have a fantasy of a floating boat in the sky where you live in and you can fly through the air, then it's very hard work to make this come true, in this world. Unless you're a Wizard or other life form in the realms of the arts to manipulate matter, anti-matter, mind over matter.
A fantasy of a great holiday destination can become real. The lockdowns in the world (from the pandemic in 2021) are a bit less severe. People are allowed to travel some places.
If you have enough money, then you can make the great holiday fantasy become a reality. If your budget doesn't allow it yet, then you can save money for this holiday.
You can materialize your fantastic holiday idea into an experience in this world of matter. It can be real and it's not as difficult as materializing a floating boat in the sky.
I can't think of anything more rewarding than being able to express yourself to others through painting. Exercising the imagination, experimenting with talents, being creative; these things, to me, are truly the windows to your soul.
The Copy Paste Sample Generation
When the personal computers (PC's) entered the public domain, people we're able to copy and paste all kinds of things via the use of computers. But before that, the musical industry was already working with electronic devices that were able to sample (small) pieces of music and sound. A new world of copied content, samples and a mixed media of old and new songs, artworks and stories emerged with the use of new technotronic audio and visual devices. A new generation and a novel way of working with creativity and fantasy emerged.
To copy en reproduce media (books), art and music is nothing new and is part of human nature. To look at each other's work and actions and copy the things that may be useful for our journey in life is something we all do. The very first examples, for us all, are our parents or the people or organizations that were responsible for our upbringing and education.
Levels of Imagination
To copy, paste and sample doesn't necessarily mean that one has less fantasy or imagination. It may have various reasons why someone is copying, pasting or sampling content. The timetransportal for example, is copying and pasting samples and quotes from various (news) sources. We don't do this because we can't make our own content. As you may know: we use quotes and samples of other articles to emphasize certain subjects and to connect dots between the topics spoken about. The same with our artwork. We have many images on our website that we made our self. But we also have mixed media artwork; some stock photo images blended with our own creativity. And we have some images straight from stock images websites, without any alterations.
The printing press is a device that allows for the mass production of uniform printed matter, mainly text in the form of books, pamphlets and newspapers. Created in China, the printing press revolutionized society there before being further developed in Europe in the 15th Century by Johannes Gutenberg and his invention of the Gutenberg press.
Things become different when a person completely copies someone else's artwork, music production or concept and claim it as his or hers own idea. This is against international intellectual property, design, trademark and copyright rules. Besides that, it's also ethically doubtful. The only reasons I can think of, why someone is copying and claiming, is because of: money, fame and/or (hidden) agenda's. Another reason could be the lack or absence of fantasy, imagination and creativity.
There's a notorious rumor about the origins of Facebook. It's said that Mark Z, didn't invent the world most famous social media platform. The rumor goes that it was copied and claimed by Mark.
A trade-mark or copy-pasted intellectual property? The rumor also goes that it's not his real name and that he's a member of one of the rich and powerful families or groups. And the rumor goes on that many worldwide famous ideas, platforms, songs, publications et cetera, were copied and claimed, by others than the ones who invented, created and materialized fantasies. Before the intense internet and media censorship started in 2020, there were some websites talking about this. You can search (online) and decide for your self; are these rumors true or just imaginations?
Mark Zuckerberg keeps lying about Facebook's origin story - mashable.com - 10.18.2019
This is the 'Forgery' card from a notorious card game.
Forgery can be all kinds of things.
From antiques, modern art, to fake news and anything that can be materialized, anti-matter,
matter, mind over matter.
See also: iΙΙuminati (game) - wikipedia.org ⇒
Levels of Imagination
May be there are different levels of imagination. May be the levels of creativity and imagination could vary, depending on the amount of fantasy that was used to materialize it? A guy who is doing art forgery, for example. Let's call him: Sam.
He's is busy in his studio, painting a perfect copy of John Constable painting called: The Hay Wain. Is Sam doing art forgery and he doesn't use imagination in the process of painting copy of The Hay Wain?
Is Sam just a guy who is very skilled in painting techniques, without the use of fantasy? Is Sam able to make a painting on his own, without copy paste from another painting?
The same questions can be asked about the painter of the original painting: John Constable.
As you can see; The Hay Wain painting from 1821 is well done and John Constable seem to have mastered painting techniques. The painting has a high level of reality, it looks almost like a photo. Almost, because you can see that it was painted.
You can see the touch of the artist. So this means that John Constable was not just copy and pasting, by means of his painting techniques, from what he saw when observing some hay wain on the road.
His painting is not a perfect copy of reality, that looks like a photograph. He used some imagination and fantasy, somehow.
If we look at other (modern) paintings, we can see clearly a strong touch of fantasy and imagination. Coming from minds of: Salvador Dali, Vincent van Gogh or Pablo Picasso, for example. They were materializing their fantasies and imaginations by the use of paint, brushes and canvas.
This is a painting by Picasso called: Les femmes d’Alger.
Was he on drugs or drunk when he painted this?
Did he needed glasses or did he had some eye problem?
Or was he a member of a (secret) society and he embedded a code in the geometry and colors, of a painting that looks like an innocent moment of fantasy?
Never the less, this painting resembles a dimensional portal that has a malfunction. A gender neutral figure that seems to come from the past, may be from the medieval times. This person seems to transform into a hippie (woman?) from the 60's while being stuck in some space time continuum wormhole time-vortex.
Surrounded by dismantled furniture and Ever Given Green shipping containers, piled up like a mountain, with an entry to the underground cities. It also could be some sort of Philadelphia Experiment that went wrong.
Was it made by a stoned artist. A drunken person. Or an eccentric man with a lot of fantasy and imagination.
And he was able to materialize his fantasy into a painting?
Am I a cultural Barbarian? A man without taste, a person without esthetic morals, because I think that the painting Les femmes d’Alger, made by Picasso, looks like a bad trip?
Am I one of many who can't comprehend the hidden code, embedded in the geometry and colors of this painting? And that's why I can't fully understand the painting: Les femmes d’Alger by Picasso. And therefore: my opinion is worthless? Or am I a person who just happen to have different ideas, fantasies and imaginations, than Picasso?
May be the ones who bought this painting are now in possession of a painting with a secret hidden code? Some sort of: Lord of the Paintings. And the painting Les femmes d’Alger, is like the: one ring 'to rule them all'? Fantasies?
Whatever it is, the ones who own this painting know that it can be sold for much more than they paid for it. It's like an investment in a fantasy that someone, Picasso in this case, has materialized.
$100 million club: Picasso's most expensive paintings
"The Women of Algiers (Version O)" was painted in 1955. It had already gone under the hammer in 1997 for $31.9 million.
Where it all comes down to is that being creative is part of life. Whether you're a professional artist, a hobbyist, or a person who is never involved in arts and creativity; fantasy is embedded throughout our lives from different angles, perceptions and point of views.
You may be creative with doing your taxes, administration and business deals. Or other ways to be creative with numbers, like trying to find out about the mysteries of number, 9 and 11.
Or you use your fantasy when you are making your next dinner. Without going to extremes, one can turn a simple dinner into a (wild) adventure of taste and flavors.
Just add some Cinnamon on your French toast or a sprinkle of Rosemary on your mayonnaise, for example. Food is great way to be creative. Cupcakes are often used as a sweet canvas, on which dots of bright colors, stripes and other elements are added.
One can be creative with a sheet of paper. Cutting or folding the paper into a work of art or even a scale model of an airplane (see video here below).
Over the last decade, designer Luca Iaconi-Stewart has been building an incredibly detailed model of a Boeing 777, right down to the tiny seats and moving landing gear, using only paper folders and glue.
Source: Wired Channel - YouTube
The levels of imagination and creativity are limitless. One can make a DeLorean timetravel vehicle from a gaslighter.
The DeLorean was used to travel time in the movie: Back to the Future
The Ultimate Paper Airplane
A DeLorean from a gas lighter
The War of Art
During this times of quiet wars, silent weapons and hidden battles one can be overwhelmed by the information overload of the alternative and mainstream media. We all need some release and distraction from this rollercoaster ride. Being creative, using your fantasy and creating things is a great thing to do during wartime. And it's also very necessary.
We think that a good thing to do these days is: to maintain the equilibrium, the balance, inside yourself and the Multiverse as a whole. We don't say this to put you up with a huge responsibility: You have to save the Galaxy with your art!
What we mean is that this goes for all of us: we have to maintain the balance, somehow. And I don't mean: the balance between good and evil, dark and light and all that.
It's the balance in daily life things, such as: work, doing groceries, cleaning the house. And having a good time creating things.
We can go on-and-on writing about fantasies, ideas, imaginations and ask questions, such as: where does (your) fantasy come from, is fantasy contagious, do animals and plants gave fantasy?
The best thing to do, perhaps is just start materializing your fantasies, and find out, for yourself?
‘Banksy’ war art is actually by French brasserie owner
A piece of street art found near the D-Day beaches in Normandy - which had been rumoured to be a Banksy - has been revealed as the work of a local brasserie owner. Observers were quick to point out that the work looked similar to that of anonymous-yet-celebrated British political street artist Banksy - whose pieces often feature children, and political, pacifist messages.
Yet, further searching has revealed the piece to be the work of local brasserie owner, Vincent Brillant, and his artist friend Guillaume Debout (aka “Hum Bub Hub”).
Source: connexionfrance.com - 6.26.2021
All humans in Crater Earth and beyond, and perhaps all flora and fauna as well, are doing their part in the creative process of creation and destruction.
The irony, the paradox and perhaps the sad part is: one can't create without destroying. When a painter is starting with a fresh brand new painting, he or she first has to destroy the empty space on the canvas, in order to start the painting process. When a musician starts to play; she or he first has to fill up the silence or destroy the silence.
Unless it's in a crowded space with lots of noise from the audience. Things we probably see again in the public domain, after the pΙandemic has gone?
When a person want to make statue out a piece of stone, then parts of the stone have to be destroyed.
Destruction happens also in performance arts. Imagine a person who wants to perform a dance without destroying anything. This person is dancing naked in the city or in the woods.
Her, or his feet will destroy tiny life forms living on the surface, ants, microbes and so on, while performing the naked dance.
Let's take for example: a Wizard, Sorcerer, Wicca and a Fusion-Torch type of device. They are able to materialize 'out of thin air'. But they have to destroy molecules, particles and what ever more, to manifest matter, from another matter or anti-matter.
It's a form of transformation or morphing instead of: materializing 'out of thin air'
Only the Creator of All (God, Allah, Elohim, Vishnu and many more names) can create out of nothing, without destroying.
Being a part of this Multiverse, one is creating and destroying.
Don't let the idea of: destroying while you're creating, hold you back. As long as your intention is purely to create,
then the stream of creativity is perhaps far more pure? Intention is key.
During these difficult times on Earth, you can energize and experience joy while doing creative things.
And perhaps your materialized fantasy, your work of art, can help someone.
May be you can present new insights, new ideas to the world.
Lets build a happy little cloud.
Lets build some happy little trees.
When you create, you resonate. Make sure it's great. Without hate. Use your fantasy, to uplift and keep the faith.
"Transmit the message, to the receiver,
Hope for an answer some day
I got three passports, a couple of visas,
You don't even know my real name
High on a hillside, the trucks are loading,
Everything's ready to roll
I sleep in the daytime, I work in the nighttime,
I might not ever get home."
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime (1979)
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime LIVE Los Angeles '83
Use Your Fantasy – When You Create, You Resonate …
Written by: Alexander Gewelf. Timetransportal.com © Copyright 2021.
Some images in this article are according the fair use rules or the public domain rules.
John Constable - The Hay Wain (1821). - wikipedia.org
Les femmes d’Alger, Picasso, version O. - Qualifies as fair use - wikipedia.org
Le Palais idéal (the "Ideal Palace"). Built by: Ferdinand Cheval. - wikipedia.org
Images and photos from stock photo websites:
1. Image of a Pixie by: thefairypath.
2. Cosplay, people dressed up. Photo by: Donald Tong.
3. Colored seashells in the sand. Photo by: julesroman.
4. Urban mural mixed media artwork. Photo by: Frankie Hatton.
5. Paper Origami boats. Photo by: Miguel Á. Padriñán.
You may use (parts of) this article, unaltered, unedited with credits to the author and the website.
A backlink would be appreciated.