Friday, February 14, 2014

Valentine's Day Celebrations: Music, Cards, T-Shirts, Video Art and Poem + A Valentines Double Chocolate Cake

"Life is better, shared with someone else!"

Singer Songwriter, Michael Franti says it all in his song "Life is Better With You".


A Valentine's Card for today's modern romance!


Here are some Valentine's T-Shirts from England that will make today special.

Red Heart Comme des Garçons t-shirt,, £72
Kiss Me slogan Light grey tri marl super soft sweat, Topshop, £29

Take me on Vacation, The Breckenridge Nantucket Sweater,, £115

Rich Boys Slogan print t-shirt by Philipp Plein, Farfetch, £196

Blah-blah-blah Grey Valentines t-shirt, New Look, £7.99

KISSEZ Baron Von Fancy tank,, £125

LOVE 100% organic cotton top with heart printed in pink,, £28

Stripe, Cloud and Heart print Short sleeve Moschino Cheap & Chic printed t-shirt, Flannels, £185

Be Mine PUG t-shirt, New Look, £7.99

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(Source for T-Shirts & Card:


What is more romantic than a kiss! Here is a kiss shown in an animated, colorful artwork by Rafael Rozendall!

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E-Cards for Valentine's Day
Above Cards from

Above Cards from

"Good Union"
A Poem about Being Together 
by Jack A. Atkinson

Life is most enjoyed
with experiences shared:


Select your backdrop,
build your stage.

"Purr" your contentments, 

"ROAR" for victories shared.

A Good Union makes for:
mutual respect; 
mutual memories; 
constant dialogue; 
and great opportunity:
to create a unique life  

(Good Union © Jack A. Atkinson September 8, 2012)

Valentines Double Chocolate Coca Cola Cake

1 cup Coca Cola (original only, not diet versions)
1/2 cup oil 
1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
1/2 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla

1 stick butter
3 Tablespoon cocoa
6 Tablespoon of cream or milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 3/4 cups confectioner's sugar

In a saucepan, mix Coca Cola, oil, butter and cocoa and bring to a boil. In another bowl, combine the sugar, flour and salt. Pour the boiling Cola mixture over the flour mixture and beat well. Add the eggs, buttermilk, soda and vanilla and beat well. Pour mixture into a greased and floured 13 x 9 inch baking pan and bake at 350 degrees or 20 to 25 minutes. Remove pan. Cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.

Combine the butter, cocoa, and milk i
n a saucepan and h
eat until the butter melts. Beat in the remaining ingredients and spread on the cake while it's still warm.

(Source: Arkansas Cooks)

Until Later, 
ARTSnFOOD, is an online publication dedicated to "The Pursuit of Happiness through the Arts and Food." ™ All rights reserved for all content. Concept, Original Art, Original Text & "Original or Assigned Photography" are © Copyright 2014 Jack A. Atkinson under all International intellectual property and copyright laws. All photographs were taken and/or used with permission. Artworks © individual artists, fabricators, respective owners or assignees.

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