freezing memes

Last week, yes last week – I had a website launch so I’m a bit behind, Maryanne Devine tweeted that she had tagged me. We follow each other on twitter. This is her original post for reference, meme for friday. We met at an arts advocacy meeting at the Philadelphia Cultural Alliance. She has the same interests in marketing and using social media to draw a wider circle around the arts.

I’m the kind of person that usually tags back and lightning speed but alas I admit that this month has been a bit crazy and I am on overdrive but it hasn’t seemed to help me catch up. So finally I am responding.

Just a little info about meme here.

 The rules:
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog – some random, some weird
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blog (or    twitter page)
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog. (or twitter account)
5. If you don’t have 7 blog friends, or if someone else already took dibs, then tag some unsuspecting strangers

Fact #1
My partner and I have a new company called Heavy Bubble. We had been asked by so many artist friends to design a website for them that we just couldn’t take it anymore. It wasn’t appropriate for our firm Stellarvisions to do this work but we could design a system and presentations for {DIY} do-it-yourself sites. We created a new company and have done just that. We are really thrilled to have started a new venture that allows us to meet new artists and create ways to give good work the exposure it deserves.

So, here’s a pitch.

give a bubble GIFT

Ring in the new year with Heavy Bubble! Give an artist you care about more time for making art.

With a heavybubble website their work will be easy to find and easy to manage, and best yet in their control. Purchase a gift certificate and we will send a special card and a heavybubble blue I make art. button by US Postal service.

Take a peek at our goodlooking sites here.

We’ve got several shapes and sizes to choose from give ONE YEAR of heavybubble, give SIX MONTHS of heavybubble, give THREE MONTHS of heavybubble.

one year ($200.)


six months ($100.)


three months ($ 60.)


Heavy Bubble will make them happy.

Fact #2

I’m an artist.

This is one of my show postcards.

quattro amici + me

I’m working on getting my heavybubble site up over the holidays.

You can find my work at and read my studio journal at

Fact #3

I love letterpress.

I’m working on a series of prints and notecard designs that will be from original drawings. My friend Peter Fraterdeus who I met on the net back in it’s beginnings, has a wonderful letterpress shop in Dubuque, Iowa in the warehouse district. Exquisite Letterpress has a terrific thing called almost free check it out. He just finished a terrific set of note cards for Igor Kopelnitsky.

Fact #4

I currently have four blogs and I don’t expect to stop there.

unpredictablethoughts : the intersection of work and play

stella gassaway : works on paper, a studio artlog

*IDEAorange : segments of colorful thinking

!infobubble : the blog for heavybubble websites for artists

Fact #5

Breakfast is my favorite meal. I can eat breakfast three times a day.
This is a homage to breakfast. Simply Breakfast

Fact #6

I love movies but I hate going to movie theaters.

Fact #7

I’m trying to write a new book but I just can’t get in the right frame of mind.


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