The UnValentine Party

Last night a group of friends came over for an artist play date that of course also had a menu of yummy food and drink, because we need to feed our tummies as well as our souls.

The majority of us belong to the broken hearts club right now, but our newbie Sara who I met through my online class and happens to live about a mile away from me, is our beacon of hope, being that she is the only one of us in a relationship right now. Update on that; Sara initially kept it from us that her marriage was also falling apart at the time.

For our project of the evening, we made healing hearts a la Alisa Burke.

I happened to have some red painted fabric that I had screen printed an anatomical heart onto a year ago, that seemed perfect to make my heart from. I wrote words of loss and grief on the front that I machine and hand stitched then on the back I wrote words of healing and renewal.

Indigo made a couple fabric hearts too.

We decided on a Cuban theme for our menu this time, Trish made fantastic empanadas.
I made Cuban style black beans
and pork marinated overnight in fruit juices, garlic and olive oil and simmered all day in a slow cooker.
Sara made cream filled chocolate cookies, that were like the worlds best Oreos on steroids and a tray of red velvet cupcakes. She definitely has an open invitation to join us anytime!
We had lots of sharing, ranting and laughing. It was good for the soul, I am blessed to have such wonderful supportive friends in my life; at home, abroad and online, I honor you all for lifting me up, making me laugh and being there.
Happy Valentines Day!

11 Responses to “The UnValentine Party”

  1. Karoda says:

    Love groovy get togethers like these!!! you keep on keeping on and as the queen of soul sings…the sun will surely shine in your back door some day!

  2. Alisa Burke says:

    Oh what wonderful FUN!! I wish I lived near you!!!


  3. Marlis says:

    sounds wonderful! happy valentine’s day to you too judy!

  4. Jeannie says:

    There is nothing better than a community of friends to mend your heart and lift your soul. Wishing you sunny days.

  5. Ooh, that looks like it was something you really NEEDED! I’m so glad you have a network of folks to help…take care!

  6. Becky says:

    What a grand way to spend Valentine’s Day! All of the ingredients for a happy day and a healing day! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Jane LaFazio says:

    how great! great friends, great food and a great art project!

  8. Melly Testa says:

    I wish I lived near you too. What fun. Good, for all of you.

  9. Wendy says:

    Congrats on your win! May you have many more wins in your future.

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