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    Finishing this lot today ready for @byard_art exhibition in September

    Finishing this lot today ready for @byard_art exhibition in September

    34 2 23 August, 2019
    I had a gilding lesson by the lovely @alicecescattiartist Amazing, I am now in charge of my gold figures rather than sending them away. I love a process another string to my bow. I can now make all the elements to my work... from. Concrete making to gold leaf. Very happy

    I had a gilding lesson by the lovely @alicecescattiartist Amazing, I am now in charge of my gold figures rather than sending them away. I love a process another string to my bow. I can now make all the elements to my work... from. Concrete making to gold leaf. Very happy

    26 2 22 August, 2019
    Nearly finished ‘Together We Stand United’ ready for the AAF in Battersea Park in October Really excited to be included.

    Nearly finished ‘Together We Stand United’ ready for the AAF in Battersea Park in October Really excited to be included.

    38 7 21 August, 2019
    Hi, I’m Millie.  Tonight we went next door and had a bbq with my partner, my neighbour bestie, her daughter and her daughters boyfriend, his mum and his autistic brother. It was awesome! Forgot to take a photo of my food, but I had boiled potatoes with bacon, onion and garlic, some salad, a small piece of steak and a sausage. It was great. Nice having all of us in one place too. I like feeling like I’m part of the family. Especially when the two 14 year olds call you Aunty Millie. ❤️ #Millie #coparenting #yummylunches #makeyourownfamily

    Hi, I’m Millie. Tonight we went next door and had a bbq with my partner, my neighbour bestie, her daughter and her daughters boyfriend, his mum and his autistic brother. It was awesome! Forgot to take a photo of my food, but I had boiled potatoes with bacon, onion and garlic, some salad, a small piece of steak and a sausage. It was great. Nice having all of us in one place too. I like feeling like I’m part of the family. Especially when the two 14 year olds call you Aunty Millie. ❤️ #Millie #coparenting #yummylunches #makeyourownfamily

    4 1 18 August, 2019
    You’ve been gone a year... some days it feels like a lifetime ago, some days it feels like it was two seconds ago. Grief has no timeline or schedule. Things won’t ever be the way they were and maybe that’s okay, and it will be, but today, today I just miss you. I love you, dad. #noeloquencejustfeelings #makeyourownfamily

Also, we have some AMAZING people in our lives, we came home to this beautiful bouquet. Thank you ❤️ #donyasflowers

    You’ve been gone a year... some days it feels like a lifetime ago, some days it feels like it was two seconds ago. Grief has no timeline or schedule. Things won’t ever be the way they were and maybe that’s okay, and it will be, but today, today I just miss you. I love you, dad. #noeloquencejustfeelings #makeyourownfamily

    Also, we have some AMAZING people in our lives, we came home to this beautiful bouquet. Thank you ❤️ #donyasflowers

    21 1 15 August, 2019
    It is officially Raksha Bandhan!
During this popular holiday, small bracelets (called a “Rakhi”) are tied around the wrists of not only brothers and sisters but also aunts, cousins, uncles, etc, to signify the bond in a relationship. We love to see some of the women of Sari Bari participate in this holiday with their own families as well as other staff members!

Raksha Bandhan is a wonderful example of how we are ALL family at Sari Bari, regardless of our DNA or bloodlines. #rakshabandhan #rakhi #india #forfreedom #family #brotherhood #sisterhood #friendship #makeyourownfamily

    It is officially Raksha Bandhan!
    During this popular holiday, small bracelets (called a “Rakhi”) are tied around the wrists of not only brothers and sisters but also aunts, cousins, uncles, etc, to signify the bond in a relationship. We love to see some of the women of Sari Bari participate in this holiday with their own families as well as other staff members!

    Raksha Bandhan is a wonderful example of how we are ALL family at Sari Bari, regardless of our DNA or bloodlines. #rakshabandhan #rakhi #india #forfreedom #family #brotherhood #sisterhood #friendship #makeyourownfamily

    57 2 15 August, 2019
    Only 43 days until our retreat!! It will start on Mabon and finish up shortly after Samhain/Halloween(I have a thing for numbers so it’s going to be 44 days long)! This will be a great chance to connect with other women who are all ready to embrace their authentic selves. Enrollment will open on 19 August, 2019 and I can’t wait! I will be posting information daily, but the two most important bits for now is that a)this will be an inclusive space for women. Every woman is welcome. Which means that racism, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia, etc. won’t fly here. 2)this is neither a secular nor religiously focused retreat. If you are strictly atheist or anti-theist/anti-religion, you may not be comfortable here. The same goes if you believe there’s only one right religion(yours), and you are involved in an extremely conservative movement of said religion. We won’t prioritize one religion over another. Your religion is your truth, not mine. So no proselytizing and no attacking others. I can’t make everyone happy, but I can make a beautiful and inclusive space for those that know we are more alike that different and see beauty in the differences. 💗💗💗

    Only 43 days until our retreat!! It will start on Mabon and finish up shortly after Samhain/Halloween(I have a thing for numbers so it’s going to be 44 days long)! This will be a great chance to connect with other women who are all ready to embrace their authentic selves. Enrollment will open on 19 August, 2019 and I can’t wait! I will be posting information daily, but the two most important bits for now is that a)this will be an inclusive space for women. Every woman is welcome. Which means that racism, homophobia, xenophobia, transphobia, etc. won’t fly here. 2)this is neither a secular nor religiously focused retreat. If you are strictly atheist or anti-theist/anti-religion, you may not be comfortable here. The same goes if you believe there’s only one right religion(yours), and you are involved in an extremely conservative movement of said religion. We won’t prioritize one religion over another. Your religion is your truth, not mine. So no proselytizing and no attacking others. I can’t make everyone happy, but I can make a beautiful and inclusive space for those that know we are more alike that different and see beauty in the differences. 💗💗💗

    11 1 12 August, 2019
    I’ve come to terms with a lot of things over the past few days. Things like the fact that I will most likely never be able to be a mother, that I am not beautiful on the outside and will never be that woman that people are envious of. And most of all that my “family” is not so fond of me. They like new girlfriends or boyfriends of my siblings more than they care about me. The one person I thought I could always count on only talks to me when it’s convenient for them. I’m just the burden that probably should’ve never even been born, the drug addict because I smoke pot, the worthless and talentless one. It feels as if to them I am absolutely nothing. And they wonder why I’m “so fucked up!” But none of that bullshit even fucking matters because I have an amazing husband who loves and supports me unconditionally and that’s something you can never take! 🦋 #youcantstealmyshine #happy #makeyourownfamily #fuckeveryoneelse

    I’ve come to terms with a lot of things over the past few days. Things like the fact that I will most likely never be able to be a mother, that I am not beautiful on the outside and will never be that woman that people are envious of. And most of all that my “family” is not so fond of me. They like new girlfriends or boyfriends of my siblings more than they care about me. The one person I thought I could always count on only talks to me when it’s convenient for them. I’m just the burden that probably should’ve never even been born, the drug addict because I smoke pot, the worthless and talentless one. It feels as if to them I am absolutely nothing. And they wonder why I’m “so fucked up!” But none of that bullshit even fucking matters because I have an amazing husband who loves and supports me unconditionally and that’s something you can never take! 🦋 #youcantstealmyshine #happy #makeyourownfamily #fuckeveryoneelse

    14 7 10 August, 2019
    Focus on finding or investing in those who already do. Don’t change your vision, change who is pictured in it. Cut and paste.
When making comparisons, it’s easy to play the victim and feel sorry for ourselves for things we weren’t “blessed” with. If you don’t have what you’ve always wanted, create it✨You can make your own version, or overcome obstacles for a tailor made replica if that’s what you want.
After all, seamless, mechanical finishes are nice, but never as interesting as those with a hand stitched detail. 
When you can look back at the vision you created for yourself from where you were, or what you had...That’s more than half the fun-that’s magic✨
It’s impossible to completely forget the people you had to cut to paste, but in the end, there won’t be much sadness in that memory. Instead, there will be the enlightenment of knowing that they missed out on something grand. You are not the loser here😊 
Make some magic🔮

    Focus on finding or investing in those who already do. Don’t change your vision, change who is pictured in it. Cut and paste.
    When making comparisons, it’s easy to play the victim and feel sorry for ourselves for things we weren’t “blessed” with. If you don’t have what you’ve always wanted, create it✨You can make your own version, or overcome obstacles for a tailor made replica if that’s what you want.
    After all, seamless, mechanical finishes are nice, but never as interesting as those with a hand stitched detail.
    When you can look back at the vision you created for yourself from where you were, or what you had...That’s more than half the fun-that’s magic✨
    It’s impossible to completely forget the people you had to cut to paste, but in the end, there won’t be much sadness in that memory. Instead, there will be the enlightenment of knowing that they missed out on something grand. You are not the loser here😊
    Make some magic🔮

    36 7 6 August, 2019
    The making off... Circle of Life for @byard_art exhibition in September

    The making off... Circle of Life for @byard_art exhibition in September

    38 4 6 August, 2019
    Just finished this for the @byard_art exhibition in September

    Just finished this for the @byard_art exhibition in September

    39 4 3 August, 2019
    To do ...

    To do ...

    18 8 2 August, 2019
    Helen Schjerfbeck exhibition @royalacademyarts is exquisite, makes want to go back to painting! I feel a re visit looming 😍

    Helen Schjerfbeck exhibition @royalacademyarts is exquisite, makes want to go back to painting! I feel a re visit looming 😍

    29 6 1 August, 2019
    #Repost @stephanievanderpas with @get_repost
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OUR MOMMY AND DADDY HAVE BIG NEWS...they’re going to get us a human sibling! (Apparently you don’t “get” humans but we don’t quite understand being that we’re dogs and all.) We are absolutely sure we will be awesome sisters! Read what mommy, @stephanievanderpas, wrote below:
Nathan and I have some really exciting news to share...we’ve decided to start the process to become licensed foster parents. Even though I can’t have kids, I’ve always wanted to be a mom. Although many foster care cases are in the hopes of reunifying with birth parents and we’re excited to be a part of that, we’re pursuing a license that will set us as a home with the intention to adopt. That means if a child whose parents have had their rights terminated ends up in our care and it’s a great fit on both ends, we’ll hopefully be able to become adoptive parents some day. 
We have so much love in our house and home and we’re so blessed to be able to share that. I know my husband will be a great dad just from seeing how he is with kids all the time. 
It’s a long process to get a license, so don’t expect to see us with a child any time soon, but we’d love to have your love and support as we start this journey. We’d really like to have our license by early next year. I can’t wait to see a hand holding ours—and to some day make our amazing parents grandparents.

I might not get to share my DNA with a child, but let’s be serious, nobody wants this DNA anyway. What I can share is love, family, and puppies—and what kid doesn’t want a dog that stays the size of a puppy forever? 
First, though, lots of classes, background checks, reference checks, and home studies. Thankfully, I’ve always been very good at school. Hopefully, God isn’t laughing at this plan. 📸: @katydaixonphotography 
#fostercare #fosterparents #adoption #endthestigma #spreadlove #excited #blessed #vowstovanderpas #kids #fosterparents #cantwaittomeetyou #bignews #bigplans #besthusband #family #makeyourownfamily

    #Repost @stephanievanderpas with @get_repost
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    OUR MOMMY AND DADDY HAVE BIG NEWS...they’re going to get us a human sibling! (Apparently you don’t “get” humans but we don’t quite understand being that we’re dogs and all.) We are absolutely sure we will be awesome sisters! Read what mommy, @stephanievanderpas, wrote below:
    Nathan and I have some really exciting news to share...we’ve decided to start the process to become licensed foster parents. Even though I can’t have kids, I’ve always wanted to be a mom. Although many foster care cases are in the hopes of reunifying with birth parents and we’re excited to be a part of that, we’re pursuing a license that will set us as a home with the intention to adopt. That means if a child whose parents have had their rights terminated ends up in our care and it’s a great fit on both ends, we’ll hopefully be able to become adoptive parents some day.
    We have so much love in our house and home and we’re so blessed to be able to share that. I know my husband will be a great dad just from seeing how he is with kids all the time.
    It’s a long process to get a license, so don’t expect to see us with a child any time soon, but we’d love to have your love and support as we start this journey. We’d really like to have our license by early next year. I can’t wait to see a hand holding ours—and to some day make our amazing parents grandparents.

    I might not get to share my DNA with a child, but let’s be serious, nobody wants this DNA anyway. What I can share is love, family, and puppies—and what kid doesn’t want a dog that stays the size of a puppy forever?
    First, though, lots of classes, background checks, reference checks, and home studies. Thankfully, I’ve always been very good at school. Hopefully, God isn’t laughing at this plan. 📸: @katydaixonphotography
    #fostercare #fosterparents #adoption #endthestigma #spreadlove #excited #blessed #vowstovanderpas #kids #fosterparents #cantwaittomeetyou #bignews #bigplans #besthusband #family #makeyourownfamily

    3 0 27 July, 2019
    @alloza93 is an Instagram husband now.

    @alloza93 is an Instagram husband now.

    37 2 26 July, 2019
    Can I have air conditioning please... it’s weltering in the studio today 🥵

    Can I have air conditioning please... it’s weltering in the studio today 🥵

    40 5 2 hours ago
    Working on this little lot today. I’ve gone back to aluminium, love the colour and feel of the material. Fragile but great to work with.

    Working on this little lot today. I’ve gone back to aluminium, love the colour and feel of the material. Fragile but great to work with.

    42 1 17 July, 2019
    T R I B E
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A gathering by blood or force of commonality. Today our family tribe is heading to Cornwall for @rubymaylondon who graduates tomorrow. That’s what Tribes do- they celebrate their members, champion them, support them. That is also why we formed @bravenewyoutribe so you can find like-minded people to connect with. Next tribal gathering at ME Hotel is 10th September with Dr Anne Moir, author of Brain Sex & Mind to Crime, award-winning documentary maker including the C4 series Death, and now her attention has turned to Sex Matters. Book your place soon, by DM.
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#tribe #findyourtribe #makeyourownfamily #bravenewgirl #bravenewyou #befearless #tshirt @bravenewyouapparel #findmyzone

    T R I B E
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    A gathering by blood or force of commonality. Today our family tribe is heading to Cornwall for @rubymaylondon who graduates tomorrow. That’s what Tribes do- they celebrate their members, champion them, support them. That is also why we formed @bravenewyoutribe so you can find like-minded people to connect with. Next tribal gathering at ME Hotel is 10th September with Dr Anne Moir, author of Brain Sex & Mind to Crime, award-winning documentary maker including the C4 series Death, and now her attention has turned to Sex Matters. Book your place soon, by DM.
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    #tribe #findyourtribe #makeyourownfamily #bravenewgirl #bravenewyou #befearless #tshirt @bravenewyouapparel #findmyzone

    17 1 16 July, 2019
    Another busy day in the messy studio

    Another busy day in the messy studio

    37 5 15 July, 2019
    People keep asking me what it would take for my to just walk away from all of my problems. I wouldn’t have come so far in life if I didn’t overcome all of my bullshit. I’m 26 years young, I have an incurable throat disease which lead to my discharge from the Navy and took me from a job I worked so hard for. I was sexually assault which turned me into the hard ass woman with an incredible drive to be as strong as possible...Having that power taken from me has made me the most powerful woman I could ever imagine. •
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Growing up with a distant family, with a mom who never was a mother, with a father who worked too much to be able to care for me and my siblings. Growing up with siblings that shut me out to play video games and never truly seeing a healthy relationship has been hard. However, without every single one of those troubles I wouldn’t be where I am today. The universe build a strong woman to hopefully inspire more people to be as strong as they can be. •
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I am me. I love me.•
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@overcome_apparel_co “LilTank15” to save that 💰
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 #overcome 
#loveyourself #strong #foodforthought #smile #sedulous #diligent #dignity #respect #happy #healthy #overcome #work #workout #makeyourownfamily #love #lovesomeone #fitness #fitfam #powerlifting #power #liltanktraining #coach #strongwoman #strongman #strongwomen #moveforward

    People keep asking me what it would take for my to just walk away from all of my problems. I wouldn’t have come so far in life if I didn’t overcome all of my bullshit. I’m 26 years young, I have an incurable throat disease which lead to my discharge from the Navy and took me from a job I worked so hard for. I was sexually assault which turned me into the hard ass woman with an incredible drive to be as strong as possible...Having that power taken from me has made me the most powerful woman I could ever imagine. •


    Growing up with a distant family, with a mom who never was a mother, with a father who worked too much to be able to care for me and my siblings. Growing up with siblings that shut me out to play video games and never truly seeing a healthy relationship has been hard. However, without every single one of those troubles I wouldn’t be where I am today. The universe build a strong woman to hopefully inspire more people to be as strong as they can be. •


    I am me. I love me.•



    @overcome_apparel_co “LilTank15” to save that 💰


    #overcome
    #loveyourself #strong #foodforthought #smile #sedulous #diligent #dignity #respect #happy #healthy #overcome #work #workout #makeyourownfamily #love #lovesomeone #fitness #fitfam #powerlifting #power #liltanktraining #coach #strongwoman #strongman #strongwomen #moveforward

    167 10 11 July, 2019

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    223 36 4 June, 2014
    @alloza93 is an Instagram husband now.

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    37 2 26 July, 2019
    You are worthy.
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You give with your heart.
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You lead with love.
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You model kindness.
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Not everyone reciprocates. .
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But sometimes those people need to feel your absence. Whether as a prompt to step up or a reminder of the good thing they have with you.
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Because they do. 💕

    You are worthy.
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    You give with your heart.
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    You lead with love.
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    You model kindness.
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    Not everyone reciprocates. .
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    But sometimes those people need to feel your absence. Whether as a prompt to step up or a reminder of the good thing they have with you.
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    Because they do. 💕

    58 3 29 March, 2019