The Line between genius & Insanity…

I know what side of the line I am on!.
The Joy of Creative Chaos
Let’s face it, some colleagues make “work” a four-letter word you wouldn’t say in front of a sailor. Then there are the unicorns – the Tim Bret-Days and David Brays – who turn work into your spirit animal(mines apparently a squirrel, I gather the nuts!).

Terrible Twins, our latest project together, is proof. We’ve been sharing offices, studios, and questionable bean-on-toast breakfast for so long, Tim finally caved and agreed to a book. And what a book! What started as a footnote to an exhibition became an itch that demanded a serious scratching.

Sure, some folks might just say, “It’s nice…” (That’s pretty much my wife’s entire vocabulary, bless her heart.) But honestly, we didn’t do it for them. Call it a vanity project or a creative bender, but working with people you admire recharges your creative batteries faster than a Tesla on a good day.

The hardest part? Initially, it felt like we needed a bigger boat (and a therapist) just to wade through the mountain of past projects. My office became a warzone of printouts, folders, and David’s constant AirDrop avalanches. Digital? Analog? Who cares! It’s all about the final product. Tools are just tools – Photoshop, Illustrator, the fancy new A.I. everyone’s raving about – amazing when used right, but left alone, they’re just glorified paperweights. Originality comes from the soft squidgy human in the chair, not some fancy algorithm. (Before the internet yells at me, let’s just move on, shall we?)

So, if you’re a creative soul, consider this your official permission slip to break free from the hamster wheel. Don’t wait for someone else’s approval to chase your artistic dreams. Find your Tim and your Dave or whoever ignites that creative spark in you. Collaborate with people who challenge you, who push you to be better, and who celebrate your weird ideas with the same enthusiasm as your brilliant ones. Tell the world to hold your metaphorical beer while you create something that makes you feel alive. Because that’s where the magic happens, the friendships blossom, and you get the kind of brutal honesty that makes you a better artist, a better thinker, and a better human. Who knows, you might even surprise yourself with what you’re capable of achieving.

Now, back to the book! Did I love reliving all that creative madness? Hell yes! And where this crazy train takes us next, who knows? You bet your balls I’m excited! Stay tuned, folks, it’s gonna be another wild ride because we’re planning on pushing the boundaries even further this time. This book is more than just a collection of our work; it’s a testament to the power of collaboration, the importance of staying true to your vision, and the sheer joy of creating something out of nothing. So, whether you’re a seasoned creative professional or just starting out on your artistic journey, I hope this book inspires you to embrace the chaos, find your tribe, and make something that just rocks.