And So On. . .

Sent some illustration samples to an agency yesterday, including some of my recent t shirt design/funny drawing type stuff. Let’s see what happens. Probably not much. The thing to do is to send it and then forget it. If you hear, then good, if you don’t then it ain’t no big deal. Worrying and waiting is a bad way to handle it.

Same goes for sending ideas for books. I sent a couple of Young Reader ideas and a Picture Book idea to a new publisher today. Things I really like but as these things are so hard to second guess, who knows if they will.

I am considering submitting my novel type thing that I wrote about eight years ago, to a literary agent. I reread it the other day and I think it is still quite funny. It doesn’t embarrass me to look at it, put it that way. Nothing to lose I guess, but I feel reluctant. I shouldn’t do, but it’s one of those emotional blockages I have to get past.

So I’m getting stuff out there. Not a lot coming back my way, but that’s the name of the game. Life huh? 😉


Social Media Blitz ;-)

Well, I decided to launch myself into The seething maelstrom of social media. OK, maybe I’m getting a bit overly dramatic there, into the semi stagnant pond of social media in my case, but I am stirring the slime and algae with a stick at least.

I rejigged my facebook account and friended some folk. I made a fanpage and liked people from it, and got a few back. I made a new Twitter account to spam the world with my Prints from, and a RebelMouse account to. . . well. . . to something or other with. I can amalgamate all my shop stuff and my FB and twitter stuff there apparently. I’ll work it out in due course.

Update – I made another rebelmouse site linked to my new Twitter account so that all my shop stuff stays in one place, and all my more personal stuff goes somewhere else. I can cross feed bits and pieces from time to time. My friends don’t get spammed with my stuff that way.

So, every time I put something in one of my shops on etsy, Society6, Redbubble etc, it goes to twitter and from there, to RebelMouse. Phew. Now all I have to do is follow lots of similarly minded people and see if they will follow back. Not sure if this leads to sales, but it gets the name and the work ‘out there’.

Onwards and upwards!

Twitter –  @JBurgessDesign

RebelMouse –

FB –

Oh yeah, my electric sheep, (see last post) scored 2.79, which although not terribly exciting, is my highest score, and not too bad really. Things have been printed with lower scores than that. . . But not very many.

Last day of voting

Last day of voting on Threadless. . . I’m sure it said something like 6 days, this morning. . Bloody Beta site! my last two designs got a 2.41, which is good, for me, but not for getting printed, and a 1.98 which is kind of ‘meh’ as they say. Let’s hope this scores higher, but I have a feeling it won’t. “The World doesn’t appreciate my genius!” “What genius would that be then?” – The World.

Trying a couple of repeat patterns on S6

Recently I have been making quite a few designs for repeat patterns. I think they would look great on all sorts of surfaces and in all kinds of colourways, but getting them in front of anyone involved in the surface design industry is incredibly hard. Well, I am finding it to be incredibly hard, but then I am from another discipline altogether and don’t really know how surface design ideas are best presented and to who. . . Anyway, whatever. . . Let’s see how they go down at Society 6. Looking good on iPhone covers.