Not sure if you've ever experienced this or not . . . .
I was traveling with one of my daughters (not going to mention which one) and we were in the airport. I was toting my carry-on bag, a really nice one I had purchased many years ago. It was a Brighton® brand bag with fine braided leather handles and a woven tapestry in a carpet bag shape.
I love its shape, size, and weight. It was just my size and it's perfect for traveling.
Well, my daughter took one look at it and I knew she was thinking . . . "What a LAME bag."
I said, "I like it." And talked about its shape, size, weight, etc.
"Yeah," she said, "but those monkeys and that camel, well . . . passé, Mum."
So, on the flight on the way home I took out my Sakura® IdentiPen™ and my gray Tsukineko® Fabrico™ marker which is really great for writing on fabric . . . and this is how I transformed monkeys and camels into . . .
. . . being cool, once again.
Not that there's anything wrong with monkeys and camels, it was just rather "mullet-ishy." Great when in style, but not so when not.
I have taken to the habit of listening to my children. I learn so much from them, from very small seemingly insignificant things to major insights. So I listen to all of it with the same enthusiasm.
I know in my heart that I have learned more from them than anyone who came before me (and there were some great ones to be sure.)
One just has to listen . . . .
So, what do you know that you might transform?
And no, the winner does not get the bag! :-)
But I might find something.
By the way, the winner of the E Unum Pluribus blog entry was Debra Castaldi. Congrats! Your tile is on its way.
Click images for larger views of monkeys, camels . . . and tangles.