Monday, January 6, 2014

If Time serves me well.....






(C) photo by Jacqueline Howett
    
 I'll be catching up on a little more reading, writing and editing.
                                            
 For the writing side, I'm liking this idea, with using a timer, to help kick-start oneself into the New Year!





       Here's wishing you all, a creative and blessed 2014!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Here's a quick, hearty soup recipe for these cold days! Enjoy!

(C) photo by Jacqueline Howett. Jacqueline's soup recipes


1 onion- chopped or diced.
1 or 2 garlic bulbs- chopped or diced.
saute them in a saucepan lightly.

Add a tin or two of okra with tomatoes.
Add a tin of white beans.
add a dash of basil, pepper, parsley.
add also a dash of onion powder (extra).

Add a handful or two of fresh spinach leaves- optional.

Add turkey meatballs -optional.
I use the frozen kind, microwave about 20 or so, for 3 minutes. Add to soup and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add a dash of parmeson cheese, and a dash of olive oil at the end of cooking.

Serve with crackers, plain bread, or rolls or garlic bread.

Really, so yummy!
Enjoy!
And have a blessed 2014.








Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Happy Holidays to you all!

Hi all!  I'm giving 30% off the mark up price on all my art prints for Xmas with this code: XSFKKB. They start at $36. Available from Fine Art America. Valid until the 28th December 2013.


Wishing you all the very best of the season!

Jacqueline




  Click here: Fine Art America







 
Title: Capricious. Art by Jacqueline Howett.



 



#7  Art by Jacqueline Howett  30% off all art prints.





 



Art created by Jacqueline Howett


Blessings to you all!






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Just a note:
 
I know many of you are wondering where I've been for so long, and why isn't  my novel, The Greek Seaman back up on Smashwords and Amazon, but to to tell you the truth, my circumstances have been kind of tough lately. I've also been having some health issues on and off for a while now. I'm not good at telling the world this kind of news. I'm usually a private person, but it has interfered with my energy out-put, so I just wanted you all to know why. 
Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate it!     JH

 

Saturday, July 20, 2013

A wonderful day to edit some shorts! Plus 2 interesting links!



My writing nook!

Yay! I'm happily cutting and re-shaping today various short stories. When you put it away in a drawer for a long while, it's amazing how much easier it is to cut massive sections to make it tighter.

Need I say more?

Happy writing or reading!

And I'll leave you now with a few links of interest!


A nice hang out!
Romanic Friday Writers is open to everyone. Join in, or simply just enjoy the read. Submit flash fiction, poetry, prose, WIP. A nice blog I found inspiring to read! The present theme is based on Honeymoon! So there's just two days left. You can also get critiqued, in part, by e-mail!  Check out the blog for more information.
http://romanticfridaywriters.blogspot.com.au/





To Pen name, or not to Pen name, that is the question!

I think you will find this an interesting read!


The murkey world of literary libel

Written by John Preston, of the Telegraph.

Lawsuits, pulped books, family rifts: when novelists base their characters on real people, trouble tends to follow. John Preston investigates literary libel.





http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/10172292/The-murky-world-of-literary-libel.html





Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!



Those of you interested in my art, here's my link to my art blog: http://jacquelinehowettart.blogspot.com/



Saturday, June 29, 2013

A poem by Jacqueline Howett

To whom this rhythm of our hearts seek?

Art work by (c) Jacqueline Howett


To whom this rhythm of our hearts speak?
To whom the river of our hearts to seek?
Amidst the empty shell now peaceful sleep,
No longer flow the tears on earth to weep,
A new beginning, a new peak to reach,
The struggles upon upward climbs, who greets?
And this revealing light beneath my feet,
Each step knows we have crossed a timeless fleet.


(c) By Jacqueline Howett



Art work by (c) Jacqueline Howett




















Thanks for stopping by my blog. Your comments are always appreciated!


Art lovers- This weeks Tuesdays Art View painting is titled - Capricious.
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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

My Art is now available as prints at Fine Art America

I'm sure you have all noticed, how much I've been into an art craze, lately. Its been lots of fun changing hats for a while. Well, I just wanted everyone to know,  you can purchase my prints for as low as $36. Greeting cards, poster, canvas and metal media are also available.


 Most Tuesdays I have an art view of my art on my art blog:          http://jacquelinehowettart.blogspot.com/



Title: colored gold. Acrylic on canvas. (c) Jacqueline Howett
            The original is also available for 'Colored Gold'  Size w:16" X H:20" X 05" Price:$1,600 It was created with thick texture, and heavy layers of acrylics on a black background.  Prints now available at Fine art america. Contact me by e-mail for the original. 
       
                                            Fine Art America - Prints





Title: Warrior. Art Print  now available at Jacqueline Howett (c)  Fine Art America. Original NFS.



   Fine Art America - Prints






Contact: jacquelinehowett@yahoo.com




                                                Thanks for stopping by! I hope you like the art!



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Friday, May 24, 2013

MEDIUM SWEET, A poem by Jacqueline Howett

(c) photo of Jacqueline Howett.




An evening at the beach, we sit in the sand,
to finish quietly our expensive ice-creams.
I sigh, feeling my man’s tiredness tonight.
  I realize not to expect any romantic moments.
Your absence is not about me, but life,
Your career- taking all you’ve got.
The same old grind, I must bear to watch.
Should I show compassion?
Best to keep love in perspective, to get
me through this lonely, strangeness,
  luring about tonight.

Our souls know each other well,
like these distant stars.
We are worn out glue, holding up
the backdrop of these hazy, skies.
I could float off through a million galaxies,
But the empty void would not suffice,

You’ll return, when it suits you,
to play your part in my heart.
I’ll catch your love, as if it were
a precious butterfly, I must behold.
Once captured, I can do nothing
but smile, and look with wonder at
you, a tiny creature in my hand,
in a universe so much greater.
You represent time fleeting, amidst
feelings I know instinctively must
come to pass.

Maybe you are my test
in the infinite. Maybe not.
Sometimes the Gods make you blind of me,
in your many facets, when you
must play your arduous part.
I do not correct them. I watch with
my inner eye- like you,
to act out our roles, as if having
to submit to some duty. I know there
is a higher purpose to reflect,
but that, I cannot honor at this hour.
I feel the muses sitting within, watching.
Curious to how we shall act our parts;
especially when feeling contrary.

In the empty void, a weighty, single tear forms;
Bouncing off my cheek, it drops to my lap.
I question again what is real,
Is this the tear of the muse?
 or mine?
Then I find it funny how this tear, my man
could never see. I ponder with
some consolation; for it’s not so bitter.
In my wisdom, these reflections turn
a refine, medium sweet. But can it really be,
that all this ado, is but to condition the soul?



( Note: This poem I wrote some years ago!)

Thursday, April 25, 2013

POETRY REVISTED WITH JACQUELINE HOWETT



                                   TO MAKE A WARRIORS SOUL.


Original greeting card created by (c) Jacqueline Howett. From the Cards By Jacq Collection.



In my native land,
they tell stories
of the never ending road,
that they have travelled on.
They want me to know
about the why
that I am being here.
They look at me
and I see their hidden tears.
They have gathered, everyone of them,
feathers for my journey.
They talk of the heart
I will come to know.
That will break first,
in order to be strong,
to make a Warrior's soul.




Copyright (c) 2008-2013  Jacqueline Howett