Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. She wrote and illustrated an instructional art book about how to draw cartoons titled 'Cartooning Made Easy: Circle, Triangle, Square' that was published by Walter Foster in 2022.

September 27, 2023

WGA Reaches Tentative Agreement With Studios After 146-Day Strike

In May, the whole world watched as the Writers Guild of America went on strike. While there were many reasons that triggered this walkout, one of the major issues was residuals for shows on streaming services, which pay writers a much smaller amount than television networks. After months of bringing Hollywood to a virtual standstill, it seems like the protests have finally secured a tentative agreement with major studios.

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September 26, 2023

NASA’s First Asteroid Sample Has Finally Landed on Earth

Three years ago, NASA's OSIRIS-REx (Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer) spacecraft collected a sample from the Bennu asteroid. Since then, the Osiris-REx has been on a long journey home to share the findings with the team. On September 24, 2023, the capsule containing rocks and dust from Bennu successfully landed on Earth, in an area inside the Department of Defense's Utah Test and Training Range near Salt Lake City.

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September 25, 2023

Artist Twists Hundreds of Wire Strands Into Bonsai Tree Sculptures

With roots in China and a long history in Japan, bonsai trees are instantly recognizable for their petite, yet artistic forms. Fans of these little plants will go to a great deal of effort to care for them properly. For one artist in Manchester, England, however, bonsai trees  are carefully crafted and require no upkeep. What began as a therapeutic exercise for Andy Elliot has since grown into a full-fledged creative endeavor.

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September 22, 2023

Golden Rings Circle Ethereal Portraits of Goddess-Like Women

Denver-based artist Marissa Napoletano adds a sparkly touch to her paintings of women. After rendering realistic portraits in delicate colors, she frames subjects with rings of gold, giving her artwork an ethereal appearance that looks like it's from a dream. Napoletano's practice includes both oil paintings as well as large-scale murals.

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