Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sweet Inspiration

Was sitting here, sipping tea, singing in silence, moving my foot to the beat . . .

"Sweet-sweet inspiration. Inspiration! 
Oh what a power!
And I got the power every hour of the day.
I need your swe-e-e-t
Sweet inspiration.
I gotta have your sweet inspiration. 
You know there ain't no telling what a satisfied woman might do


A woman in love needs sweet inspiration.
And honey thats all I ask you know, 
That's all I ask from you.
I gotta have your sweet inspiration.
Yeah!
You know there just ain't no telling what a satisfied woman might do.


When you call me baby, baby its such a sweet inspiration.
The way you call me darlin, darlin
Sets my heart to skatin . . . 


. . . Oh what a power!"


I tell you, if I could sing, laryngitis couldn't shut me up. I'd sing all day and into the night. I'd sing in my sleep. Alas, I cannot, but I can write like I can! And by golly-wolly-gee! I do it for me.

"Sweet Inspiration," by the Sweet Inspirations. If I knew their address I'd write each of them a letter. I'd write how great their music made me feel as I listened to them sing on iTunes. In the letter I would thank them for their inspiration, for their words set to music, and for having such lovely voices that work together. Every artist has to have passion. And desire. And talent. They cannot be bashful and hide their light under a bushel, or hide their talents in a hole. The Sweet Inspiration fit the bill.

The group released "Sweet Inspirations" in 1967. Imagine that! If my math still works, that was 44 years ago. A quartet = 4. And, 44/4. That's 3 4s that = 12. 1+2= 3. Now what does it mean? Where's the numerologist when I need one?


This began with musings on sweet inspirations. Today, this is inspiration for me. Sweet, inspiring stationery. Study the curved lines, the circles, and colors for a sec. Aren't they reminiscent of cursive writing? The circles are the dots for a lower case I, or periods, parts of colons and semi-colons. I have inks that are just as lovely! And I do enjoy matching inks and stationery. Nothing garish, but complementary.

Look again.


The colors work well with the color of my pen. Talk about inspiration? Sweet! The gold on the paper? Easy to do. In fact, I think it's so easy I am going to try my hand at making my own. I've done my own envelope liners before, so this should be easy. I'll show you how to do personalized liners soon, but only after I've accomplished this "inspiration."


I'll even try my had at a note card. How daring is that? Don't you think it's time I tried my hand at illuminating? I mean, I've dreamed of the idea since I was a schoolgirl. I know I can do it, and besides, what do I have to lose?

Sweet, sweet inspiration! Maybe I should write to the makers of my Sweet Inspiration? Maybe I should write to them and thank them for inspiring me to go for it? Maybe I should write to them on their very own note card? Maybe I should just do it first though, huh?

And so I will. Check here next Sunday for the unveiling. Until then, find you own Sweet-sweet Inspiration. 'Cause you know there ain't no telling what a satisfied woman might do."

Singing . . .


"Sweet-sweet inspiration. Inspiration! 
Oh what a power!
And I got the power every hour of the day.
I need your swe-e-e-t
Sweet inspiration
I gotta have your sweet inspiration. 
You know there ain't no telling what a satisfied woman might do!"

1 comment:

  1. auntie i'd write to you if i knew how to write lol

    i like your mac!

    jj

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