I have had this black book bag for several years. Today it looked like it needed painting. I painted it with metallic textile paints, the only thing you can paint on black that will show up with out a lot of extra work. It is difficult to photograph, the metallic paint reflects the light from the flash so it is hard to capture the color.
I am off to the Blogher conference in the morning and then to the opening of Ty's origami exhibit in the evening.