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Once in a blue moon, there is a person who comes around, and for a short amount of time, maybe even a long time, they do something to your make.  All positive things of course.  I often have to warn myself to just take it and enjoy it, rather than be Lennie and them the rabbits hahaha

thankful for these friendships, acquaintances, and chance encounters  

Portraits for mom

My mom is embarking on a new journey! She is opening up a dog daycare center for small breeds, along w a boutique filled with essentials for all sizes.  I am happily helping her in ways that I can (I have no eye for designing the space, I've been completely useless). Thanks to a job I had in California, managing an extremely successful and high traffic dog daycare (Chateau Marmutt), as well as everything I learned from the owner, I feel like I am able to tackle certain parts of the business with confidence.  

Here are some portraits I did for the space.  They're going to be pretty large and I am excited!  

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I say, more often than not, I want to be a good person.  Through struggle, hustle, failure, success, hard work, laziness, and drive; above all of that, I want to be a good person.

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Never stop moving

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I wrote that age 29 was/is the age I do whatever it takes to feel alive.  Whether it be hopping in the car and taking off to the middle of nowhere, intimacy with a beautiful stranger, drinking whiskey at 3am under the milky way,  getting lost in the woods, total right brain takeover; it has all led to my latest body of work.  I'm still gathering my thoughts and words to put on paper.  Artist statements have always been my weakness.  Every time I am half way through, I start over because of how pretentious it all sounds.  Unfortunately, people want an explanation and I enjoy being an open book, so wish my luck and keep checking back

IG: natalieescobedo

My friend(s), my life

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If there is one human I miss out west it is my friend Esseance.  She came into my life when I was stuck in a dark place. She reminded me of my Chicago friends which was rare to find in my 2.5yrs living in LA.  We were (are) broke asses that spent money on gas to drive far out to the best secluded beaches after work, the middle of Joshua tree with the best tunes on. I remember standing on a picnic table at 2am, looking up at the Milky Way, as she tried to talk me into ultimate meditation.  Telling me shit like I was one with the moon and all of this stuff haha.  We were both pretty drunk and it was blast. Sometimes she brings up some heavy parallel universe type of shit but that's another blog for another time.