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.
March 23, 2023

Charming Animal Portraits of Farm-ilies Across North America

When living on a farm, animals are more than just companions, they're also part of the family. British Columbia-based photographer Tasha Hall captures this special bond in her Farmily series of portraits, which feature the horses, dogs, chickens, and other animals from farms across North America. In each of these charming photos, the inhabitants of the farm pose together in a formal portrait set against the backdrop of the scenic places they call home.

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March 21, 2023

Cute Calf Is Born With a Smiley Face Marking on Its Body

Baby animals are known to bring a smile to our faces but there’s one calf in particular that comes equipped with its own permanent grin. A dairy farm in Australia recently shared a photo of one of their newest Holstein calves, and while it is just as cute as any newborn, this one has a series of four markings on the side of its torso that look just like a smiley face.

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March 18, 2023

Massive Woodcut Prints Are Dense Scenes Telling Dreamy Stories

Woodcuts stand out for their unique and striking aesthetic. As one of the oldest forms of printmaking, it has been used across different countries and even influenced the art of painters like Van Gogh and Monet. Tugboat Printshop carries on the tactile beauty of this medium by producing exquisitely detailed woodblock prints. Founded by artist Valerie Leuth, the Pittsburgh-based studio specializes in complex designs full of dreamy narratives.

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