SARGE

Posted in Uncategorized on February 6, 2014 by enixvw

SARGE

Now accepting commissions for personalized portraits! (i.e. “that he izz” or otherwise) email me for a quote!

a drawing of my gorgeous mother who has supported me through all aspects of my diminutive life! Thanks for Saving me again and again, ma. I’ll get it right one day!

David Commission 6/2013

Posted in Uncategorized on October 28, 2013 by enixvw

David Commission 6/2013

Sarah, David’s beloved with her painting. acrylic on canvas.

Welcome to life, Max.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 9, 2013 by enixvw

So we made it to Coachella,

2 hrs outside los angeles!!!! the excitement is palpable, mainly because we’re still not quite sure where we’re landing yet. we have some appointments set up for tomorrow as far as an apartment, and I’ve got a couple interviews scheduled this week.

now to figure out that public transport system. It can’t be too hard, right???

Stacey and I are both sad we had to miss 2 whole episodes of Breaking Bad! Anyone know where we can catch up online/find a cheap place to stay for a month in los angeles while we get on our feet?!!?!?

keep on keeping on my fellows.

The long road to Los Angeles

Posted in Uncategorized on September 5, 2013 by enixvw

We are finally on the road.

After a disappointing setback with the truck in Memphis, Stacey and I re-evaluated our route and funds and decided to press on. Just goes to show you really can’t try to control and account for everything. Even friends you’ve had for most of your life can and will screw you over. As for us, we don’t have the time or energy to dwell on it. It’s time to move on.

After a minor mental breakdown and an emotional call to mom, We stopped to gather our senses in Arkansas, Rice belt U.S.A. It was an oasis in a way. Population 716, lots of mosquitoes and great company. (looks like I rolled around in a nest or something, I’m all bit up..even my butt.) With the grace and hospitality and wisdom of three generations of great women in Stacey’s family, we were able to scrounge up some of our gumption and press on.

We arrived in Atlanta, GA, last night, and spent some time with some more of Stacey’s family. Lucky for us he’s got a lot and we haven’t had to stop for a hotel yet. Tonight we leave for Dallas.

Every time we stop, repack and reorganize we cut the fat off our trip. Lean, tight and fast is what we’re going for right now. I’m so grateful I have the support of my wonderful family to press on and follow my dreams. They help me get out of my own way, and I need to contribute. Someday. Somehow.

Sarge graciously offered us the money we lost, but I don’t feel comfortable taking it right now, because to be honest. I do still have enough to get there…and maybe have enough for a month to month. It’s important that I exhaust all of the options I’ve sowed for myself before I tap into mom as she has worked so hard already.

I have to be brave and be bold. there is no room for failure or turning back. my life is in the back seat of this corolla, and all I want is a little sugar in my bowl. :)

Till Texas!

xoxoxoxo

FUH-RIDEEEEE! :)

Posted in Uncategorized on July 26, 2013 by enixvw

So friday.

FRIDAY!

My last few weeks at the cafe before I make the move to Los Angeles.

Looking for new places, faces and inspiration!…(also looking to clear out the heaps of stuff in my room…) looking for contacts in cali, info about steady jobs, annd any tips on securing an apartment across the country. :)

Mostly looking to have an awesome summer with my family before I have to leave in a month!

(It’s not Summer yet as I have not had a chance to go swimming..like seriously swimming..I mean yeah, Stacey and I swam in the sticky harbor water by our house, but that was like 3 mins tops..and I feel like I shouldn’t have put my head under. haha)

The move is happening the first week of September if everything goes right, a bit later if everything goes wrong. :)

I have mixed feelings leaving my first salaried position..in life. The Aquitaine group has really taken care of me over the past three years and it does not go unappreciated. They taught me how to hustle, support myself, run a business, connect and network, as well as sell myself, the right way. Part of me feels like I was here for a little longer than I needed to be, but whatever. I have trouble letting go of things, as I find all of it useful. However, change is inevitable, necessary and the most exciting part about this life. Everything is transient anyways, trying to hold on is futile. I have to make room for the new.

Just makes me all feel-y thinking about it…a good and bad thing i guess.

Fellow artists! Keep the pace steady and true and you shall always have shit to do! Don’t get constipated by feelings of inadequacy, modern-day life asks a lot of us. Bills, relationships, hunger are real things that you must take responsibility for! Real things that divide our attention away from only making artwork, all the time, (probably in the foothills, with no one around to distract you)! To be respected as an artist, I feel people want to see you can not only take care of yourself on the canvas, but also taking care of your business. Expression should be a release and reflection of the “living” you are doing. Live in such a way that you would not only respect yourself, but also find interesting. If you do this, your work will reflect that intrigue. There is no “trying” to be unique, if you believe in what you’ve lived and said, the uniqueness is already within you. Let the shit out and then sift through what you make, pull out and expand on the best of it. Uncork yourselves!

Happy Friday, Go make something.

-Max

RAW:DISCOVERY Showcase March 2013

Posted in Uncategorized on June 26, 2013 by enixvw

RAW:DISCOVERY Showcase March 2013

This pic is from a show I did back in March, (https://www.facebook.com/MaxineHwangBlomberg/photos_stream)(for more) Lots of fun, all of you artists listening to me gab should head to
http://www.rawartists.org/maxinehwangblomberg and fill out a profile for yourself online. they organize shows across the country and have a great network of artists to bother. :)

It’s a great platform for young artists to exhibit their work be it visual, musical or fashion intensive!

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