I Need You



[This is more of a tune rather than a poem, to be specific, a Lauryn Hill tune.]

I love this life I share with youI can’t take my eyes off of you
I need you all night and day
Can’t help myself from just wanting to stay
Wrapped up in your love so tight
This soul dance a delight
To add you and me
Precious hearts just be free

I love this life I share with you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
Got me feeling safe and secure
And begging “please forever!”
Your sweet touch is so fine
Kissing the chills on my spine
Our hands together tight
As we walk by His guiding light

I love this life I share with you
I can’t take my eyes off of you
We only smile so they don’t detect us
But we laugh because it’s infectious
This perfect love between souls
Is something everyone should hold
In our time you’ll only find
The true meaning to ‘sublime’

My handsome baby
I need you daily
And through all these lonely nights
I’ve got our future in sights
Like stars set across the sky
All we’ve got to do is try
I love this life I share with you
I can’t take my eyes off of you.


**Artwork and writing is a product of Chris[tine] Alise Harris – Teal Feathers Art.


Three Little Birds

[Three little birds] singing melodies pure and true, saying “this is my message to you” – Don’t worry about a thing!

It’s fascinating the amount of inspiration you can get from a tough situation.

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-Chris[tine] Harris


“There was a dream and one day I could see it…like a bird in a cage. I broke in & demanded somebody free it.” – The Avett Brothers

It’s like a flick of the light switch turning off and on. Sometimes I think there isn’t anyone home for weeks or months. When the light is on and burning, it’s one bulb is bright enough to reach into even the darkest of corners in the dimmest of settings. It hangs by one cord from the paint-peeling ceiling; the kinked cord reminds me of the years it’s been hanging there getting yanked on and pulled around. I don’t quite remember when it was hung here in this worn out room, but I could probably tell you about every splatter of paint, oil stains, and smear of charcoal on the walls. Smells of wood burning and shavings of soft pine lay a mess on the floor…

My best work has been born when this light is on. Even though it’s a fictitious light, I can still see it and feel it’s warmth.

Lately, this light has been on and burning ever-so-brightly. My imagination has been spawning so many ideas it’s almost maddening. There isn’t enough time in the day for gardening, painting, writing, arranging, decorating, sewing, refinishing, building, burning, carving, and experimental things I want to try. Sometimes I feel like I can’t calm my mind long enough to even take a breath with all of the ideas rolling around in my head waiting to become more than just that…an idea.

When the light gets turned off and the ideas are left paralyzed, it’s tough digging yourself out. Losing the inspiration, the drive, and hitting the brick wall of writers block cripples you. Your creativity isn’t just a way of expressing yourself – it’s a living and breathing thing that pumps the blood through your veins and the oxygen into your lungs.

I hope this light stays on for a while this time. I can’t stand the darkness.

Days Off

Friday! Ah, Lovely Friday!

I, unlike some, have the wonderful joy of having three days off a week from my full-time job at the local city. Being a full-time student, full-time employee, and just starting a small graphics & screen printing business, it’s hard to sit down and find time for yourself and what you like to do. With my love for repurposing, upcycling, and giving life to old things it seems to be especially time consuming in some ways. I love to peruse the aisles of flea markets and fairs, stop at garage and yard sales, and am even attracted to ornate things laying out at the end of driveways.

On my way to my doctors appointment this morning I heard an ad on my favorite syndicated radio show. The local convention center is holding an Antique and Vintage show today! And not just today…but all weekend! I am excited to be going and am hoping to find at least one unique thing to bring home with me. If I can’t find anything, I am still pleased to be going because there isn’t too many good finds very often living in a military town and the constant hustle and bustle of a young city. The city itself has only been established for about 45 years and is constantly changing. Old farms have been turned into shopping centers, fields have given way to developed neighborhoods and so on. Many of the military folks have also with held their want for many things because of the possibility of movement every so many years.

I have also thought about travelling to a nearby city and seeing what it has to offer. It’s a waterside city and has had an array of different businesses large and small, worldwide and stateside. Not to mention the old houses are also cool too!

I will have to keep an update on ornate finds and crafty things I do. I have recently fashioned up a cork board made out of wine corks and pressboard with a beautiful peacock painted on it and hung it above my desk I repurposed out of an old aquarium stand and 1×6’s. wpid-20140802_150618.jpg

It may not be the best picture, but that is also something I intend to get better with. I will also provide more pictures of the process I used to create the cork board if you would like! 🙂

Enjoy your day everyone. I’m off to the antique show!