Posts by Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
April 12, 2021

Impossibly Cute Animal Illustrations Tell Sweet Stories of Creatures Large and Small

Do you still remember your favorite characters from children’s books? California-based illustrator, poet, and mom Sydney Hanson draws charming characters that every kid and adult alike would adore. From insects to mammals, each animal is hand-crafted in the artist’s distinctly soft and fluffy style with huge wide eyes. It’s impossible not to go “aww” when scrolling through her portfolio. Hanson’s endearing illustrations reflect her own early adventures as a child.

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April 8, 2021

Plein Air Paintings Seamlessly Blend In With the Real Landscapes That Inspired Them

Painting en plein air, or “in the open air,” was first adopted by the French Impressionists in the 1800s. But, the tradition lives on today, and many contemporary realist artists around the world are still taking the great outdoors to paint. With a deep admiration for the natural world, Los Angeles-based artist Richard Oliver captures California's stunning landscapes in oil paint.

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April 5, 2021

Two Determined Dachshunds Help “Free” the Huge Ship That Was Stuck in the Suez Canal

For six days, a huge 400-meter-long (1,300 feet) container ship called Ever Given was stuck in the Suez Canal in Egypt, one of the world's leading shipping lanes. The vessel, operated by Evergreen Marine Corp., became diagonally wedged across the waterway during a sandstorm which caused traffic to build up and other ships to be rerouted. Thankfully, after a scheme involving tug boats and dredging, the vessel was finally freed on March 29, 2021.

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