Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

April 9, 2020

Coronavirus Healthcare Workers Are Putting Their Photos on PPE So Patients See Their Smiles

The healthcare providers who are on the frontlines of treating patients for COVID-19 are clad in personal protective equipment (PPE) so that they stay healthy. Their suiting covers them, from head to toe, in an isolation gown, face mask, face shields, and goggles, making it impossible for them to do the simple things like smile at patients who are likely scared (in addition to feeling very sick).

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April 3, 2020

Etsy Has a Special ‘Friends’-Themed ‘Guess Who?’ Game for True Fans of the Show

One of our favorite creative product trends is how classic games are being reimagined with a pop culture-inspired twist. We’ve recently seen Monopoly transform based on the iconic Friends sitcom, and an Etsy shop called Bored But Cozy is taking a similar cue with their Guess Who? board game. They’ve populated the plastic flip-down game pieces with cards featuring 24 characters from the beloved television show.

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