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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Thinking Out Loud ...

Photography by Kristine 


A bitterly cold day
Layers of comfort
Daylight Savings Time 
Looking ahead to a new work week
An upcoming blizzard in view
Reading to catch up on
Journal writing to be done
Appointments to reschedule
Momentos to cherish
A charity to give to
Promises to keep
Photographs to take
Springtime plans to schedule
A day trip to the ocean
Re-arrange clothes for a new season
Calendar appointments to check
Family members to visit
Thank you cards to write
Time made for what matters
Wish for more time
Hope for the best
Grateful for it all

Kristine Dubuque Ortega 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

30 Minutes ...

Original Photography by Kristine 

30 Minutes of You
by Kristine 

A Stranger
Met at the local pond
He was French Catholic
With a coffee in hand 
Had a Sister, Like Me
Lost an Uncle
The same way I lost you
Spoke of his seven year old daughter
A proud dad, A salesman
In a dress shirt and tie
We spoke of family, Life
A person I felt
I was destined to meet
I needed to talk, About you
The great person, You were
And always will be
Minutes, Turned into an hour
We shook hands
A window rolled down
With the most sincere goodbye
A tear rolled down my face
How I got through
The past thirty minutes 

Original Poetry by Kristine 

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Meet My New Addition ...

Meet Eva !!!

As a child I was never a huge doll lover. I was interested in my stuffed animals more so than my dolls. As my photography interests grow, I am always looking for a new subject to take photos of.

Meet Eva (aka Evie!) ...

The way I came to name this beautiful doll was that I wanted her name to have meaning, but also have a name that could be shortened.


Her full name is "Eva" for my grandmother, a wonderful woman who loved to laugh and brought us many years of enjoyment! Evie is her knickname.

More photos to come ...

Tell me what you have been photographing lately ...

Monday, January 2, 2017

My Word for 2017 ...

Photography found on Pinterest


My Word For 2017 ...

R E L E A S E 

I will admit I went back and forth between a few words for 2017. I had the word BALANCE last 
year and I wanted to continue this journey. I feel RELEASE will help me hold on to the good
and let go of anything that is no longer working for me. 

As many of us, this time of the year makes us want to start the year off right. I am thinking of small routines that will place me into my creative space during the free moments throughout the day. I have been carrying a book and a journal around with me for awhile. I would like to try my hand at adding sketching and watercolor to my journals. I would love to expand on my creativity, alongside of my writing, poetry and photography.

More of these thoughts in the upcoming weeks ... 

What are your plans for New Year?