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.
February 20, 2023

12 of the Best Art Competitions to Enter in 2023

If you’re creating amazing art but struggling to gain exposure, art contests are a great opportunity for publicity. And if you’re living the infamous “starving artist” lifestyle, this is also a way to pull yourself out of a rough spot by potentially winning cash prizes, allowing you to gain an extra financial boost towards your dream creative projects.

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December 13, 2022

Unearth the Colorful History of Paint: From Natural Pigments to Synthetic Hues

Whether you’re planning a painting or simply giving your walls a new lick of paint, we’re spoiled for choice when it comes to shopping for pigments. However, sourcing colors wasn’t always so easy for artists. Before art shops and DIY stores, paint wasn’t readily available in tubes and cans like it is today. 40,000 years ago, primitive artists invented the first pigments, using a combination of soil, animal fat, minerals, charcoal, and chalk.

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November 26, 2022

40 Buzz-Worthy Gifts for People Who Love Coffee

What was once a humble cup of joe has now been elevated to a fine art, and buying for coffee lovers can be difficult when there’s so much to choose from. Thankfully, we’ve curated coffee gifts to wake up your favorite sleepyhead on Christmas morning. Everyone knows someone who can’t function without a cup of coffee and we’ve got something for every type of caffeine fiend.

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