*photo by Amanda Esparza

Thanks for stopping in!

I’m Vanessa, you can call me Nessa if you like! I am an artist living in the Pacific Northwest with my husband and other half, Austin. We hike the mountains, eat delicious vegan food, create, and make plans of moving to Hawaii together.

We believe in following our dreams, crafting a life we are stoked to live, and leading by example. Here on nessablack.com I share bits of our adventurous, wacky, simple life and explore the topics of living well and becoming the people we desire to be.

When we do what makes us shine, we give others permission to do the same and that’s the kind of world I want to live in! I believe everyone has value to offer and I want nothing more than to help the people in this community to fully embrace what makes them shine. Stick around friend, I’m so excited you’re here!

xo Nessa