I promised myself I wouldn’t do any more of these.
I really promised. Cross my heart and hope to die.
And then … while sniffing around eBay …
This showed up.
Jt’s a burlap sack, featuring a Native American maiden. It didn’t look like the typical potato sack Indian image, which was either a gruff-looking old Indian chief, or someone in a stereotypical war dance. Ugh.
So what can I do with this arguably cute image?
Well, I thought about stitching this up with yarns and strings. Maybe go deeper with this than my previous burlap projects.
But after much thought…
I ditched the project.
And here’s why.
What might have seemed like a noble and fun idea really couldn’t be done without being offensive or improper. Essentially if I have to come up with a reason for doing this project… if I have to justify it… then it’s not worth the bother.
So I’ll just hold on to this sack… I won’t embroider it.
Besides, I found a much better image – one that doesn’t connote an image that could be treated as insensitive.
In other words… I can do better.
We all should strive to do better.