Got It On Vinyl will be on hiatus until further notice.
Hi, I’m Dana from The Whisper Box, and I’m back after some intermittent internet issues.
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4. “Genius” by LSD (Labritnth, Sia, Diplo)
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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex would like to thank everyone who took part in the celebrations of their wedding on Saturday. They feel so lucky to have been able to share their day with all those gathered in Windsor and also all those who watched the wedding on television across the UK, Commonwealth, and around the world #RoyalWedding
So excited to finally share this shoot with you. Here’s the first photo from my underwear/stoma bag photoshoot with the amazing @lindablacker! 🌸🌺this was about reclaiming my body confidence after surgery with a new body that I’m slowly adjusting to. Thanks @ashleighmua for the amazing hair & makeup. Also, @rebecca.munroe filmed a behind the scenes which you’ll see soon! 💗
Favorite TV Episodes
1. Bob’s Burgers, “Mo Mommy Mo Problems”
2. Lucifer, “Boo Normal”
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I had some crazy deadlines this month, so I had to push this to the last possible day in May.
Hope you enjoy this month’s installment of Got It On Vinyl, featuring Day Wave’s The Days We Had.
I have had a very long and very stressful day that began with me missing an interview for a project and ended with me accidentally getting off a train in the Bronx instead of Manhattan.
Anyway, let’s get to it with this week’s pages for Wreck This Tuesdays:
This page called for some hair art, so instead of making myself bald, I went searching for hair on my rug. I sit on an ottoman on top of said rug to get ready every morning, so there’s plenty of hairs chilling in that part of my room. I taped a few pieces here without really thinking about it to much and this is what that mess created. I don’t know what it is either.
Lucio Fontana Slits
Lucio Fontana was an Italian painter who was born in Argentina. He was famous for making art that featured multiple slits or slashes.
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I don’t think I did too badly here. I made my slits using a pair of scissors. Since I didn’t want to make the slits go through the to the other page, I didn’t press as hard as I could have, but still, not bad.
Coloring Over Thoughts
For this page, I was prompted to write down some thoughts and color on top of them. I’m assuming the color was supposed to make the thoughts unreadable, and therefore private, but we all know I can’t press down hard while shading. I wrote really sloppy anyway, so I doubt anyone will be able to tell what was actually written. I wrote in pencil, and the color I chose to cover this page with is pink, but it looks a bit red in the photo.
See you next week with some more pages!
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I’ve wanted to try a sound bath for a while now, but every time I looked up different classes online, I realized I couldn’t really afford it at the moment so I kept putting it off.
I have severe paranoia coupled with anxiety, which is a recipe for a mental health disaster. Some really really bad things happen to me when I start to worry about work, people and things that I just shouldn’t be worrying about. I try really hard not to worry, but that just makes me worry even more.
When I found MNDFL, I knew instantly that I really wanted to try the classes that they offer. They have sound baths, breath work sessions, and other kinds of therapy. But of course, as I mentioned, I didn’t really have the funds to do so at the time that I found MNDFL, so I just subscribed to their newsletter and kept getting emails from them.
Fast forward to last week, my birthday came around, and they sent me an email offering a free class as a gift. I got so excited about this. I emailed them back immediately and asked if I could take the sound bath class with Alex Falk on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30pm on the Upper East Side, and they slotted me for question number 14. I was super hype!
When I got to the studio, I was offered complimentary tea. They had several flavors of Rishi tea, so I got the Tropical Green flavor. I was tempted to try the Tumeric Ginger but I remembered that ginger lowers my blood pressure to the point where I get a migraine, so I opted to not get that one. I very much enjoyed my Tropical Green tea in a MNDFL mug. It was delicious.
As I waited there for about 15 minutes before the class started, I was approached by an employee who asked if it was my first time there. I told her it was, and she asked if I wanted tour. Of course I wanted a tour, so I followed her around. She showed me the studio, which was adorable and tiny. They make great use of the space. There’s a private room where you can sit down and meditate on your own, and all the way in the back is the larger room where they hold guided workshops and sessions.
After a second cup of tea, the class began. Alex Falk led us through some breathing exercises before diving into the sound bath. The whole time I couldn’t stop realizing how uncomfortable my legs were while I sat on the cushion. I just couldn’t find a comfortable position. Every two minutes or so, I’d feel pins and needles in my feet and my ankles would cramp up! I ended up sitting on my side and folding my knees on my left, then on my right when that started to feel uncomfortable again.
Wow look at that spread! 💯😂 Oh sorry… we’re already dreaming about our brunch plans tomorrow and hope those include some of you #mndflnyc community! . A few cushions left for tomorrow’s Crosby Street Hotel pop-up: MNDFL meditation + brunch with a MNDFL Heart class starting at 9:30am! . Link in bio to book your cushion! (PS – can’t make this Saturday? No worries, we’re hanging around for the next 4 Saturday’s with booking now live on the site.) #mndflnyc #eeeeeats
Besides the leg situation, I had a really great time with the sound bath session. I think I really needed it, especially after the last couple of weeks. The soothing sounds of the bowls and gongs were absolutely mesmerizing.
Turning 24 made me realize that I need to stop worrying about so many things I can’t control. I think the sound bath session with Alex Falk really helped me to concentrate on myself and my health.
I’ll definitely consider taking another class at MNDFL when I have adequate funds.
Okay, so I’m not proud of the fact that I haven’t done a Wreck This Journal post in over two weeks. Life got in the way.
Instead of three pages, here are four to make up for my slacking off on these (please disregard my chipped nail polish!):
This ended up being kind of funny. I dripped some zinfandel and then some cranberry juice on the page, which was great. It left a nice pinkish color on it. But then I decided to be Dana and dump water on it, washing away the color once dried.
Anyway, that was a fun little experiment.
My favorite color is yellow and people say I look great in green, so I used those two colors in different shades for this page. I decided to color patches of each shade diagonally to make it a bit more interesting.
The prompt for this page was to stick a page from a newspaper on it and color the newspaper page in. I chose to color the page blue because I’m sad that I won’t be able to enjoy this summer music and movie series 😥
I had some old washi tape laying around, so when I saw this prompt to stick two pages together, I felt so glad I had something fun to do it with! The pattern on the tape is multicolored vertical lines, which give the white page some life.
And yes, I got hair stuck on the washi tape. Lol.
See you next week with three more wrecked pages!
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I’ve thought long and hard about making this a full on #TWBT post yesterday, but I decided to make this one short and sweet on this lovely Fan Art Fridays blog instead:
Prince Harry of Wales, take care of your Princess.
As a fellow multicultural woman, I’m very pleased with your pick, Meghan Markle. She’s educated, poised, and absolutely stunning. I, and I’m sure many others, were concerned you’d choose to marry the craziest British woman you could find across the pond, but boy am I happy you went for Meghan.
Although Meghan pretty much has to hide her outspoken qualities as the future Duchess (CANNOT WAIT TO WATCH THE WEDDING FROM NYC ON TV TOMORROW, BTW), I hope you always remember to ask for her opinion when you two are behind closed doors. Don’t let a brilliant female mind like Meghan’s go to waste. Let her have influence on your decisions.
And yeah, I know divorce isn’t a thing in the royal world, so please be a good husband. We don’t need a scandal, Harry. I’m serious. TREAT HER RIGHT.
And Meghan, I’ll be watching you strut your fancy self down the aisle in your wedding dress tomorrow morning, representing all the Americans that are obsessed with England and the royals in general.
P.S. Please consider buying property in California. Finish what Princess Diana was trying to start up in Malibu!
Best wishes to Harry and Meghan ❤
Enjoy this amazing fan art of the two by Amro Ashry (artistamroashry) on DeviantArt. I’m considering having it framed.
Also, I highly recommend watching the two documentaries The Real Princess Diaries: From Diana to Meghan (E!) and Meghan Markle: An American Princess (FOX) and if you haven’t already. They’re both phenomenal.
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