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. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.
May 10, 2020

Miniature Eye Paintings Express Emotional Intensity From the Palm of Your Hand

Maldives-based artist Maldha offers her interpretation of the saying “the eyes are the windows to the soul” in her series of miniature paintings. Each of her realistic oil renderings depicts one eye using expressive brushstrokes. The portrait of the eye dominates each round wooden panel, making these paintings an immersive experience. “I want the eyes to be able to convey emotion without needing the entire face in the picture,” Maldha explains to My Modern Met.

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May 1, 2020

100-Year-Old War Vet Gets 150,000 Birthday Cards After Raising $37 Million for Healthcare Workers

About a month before his 100th birthday, World War II veteran Captain Tom Moore promised to walk 100 laps of his backyard garden to raise money for the British National Health Service, or NHS. His inspiring efforts captured hearts across the U.K. and within days, Moore surpassed his initial goal of £1,000 (about $1,258) by thousands, and then, quickly, by millions of pounds.

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April 29, 2020

8 Fun Facts About Beloved TV Painter Bob Ross

Known for his soothing voice and masterful painting skills, artist Bob Ross remains a beloved internet sensation. In his show The Joy of Painting, which aired from 1983 to 1994, he demonstrated the process of wet-on-wet landscape painting. Even today, Ross’s videos continue to be popular resources for artists of all skill levels due to his kind, motivational words and accessible, step-by-step instructions. However, there’s more to the television personality than meets the eye.

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April 28, 2020

This Restaurant Posts Funny Signs Every Day to Lift People’s Spirits

While many are struggling with life under lockdown, some businesses are trying their best to spread a bit of joy throughout their communities. Tex-Mex restaurant El Arroyo, for example, has become an internet sensation for its funny, offbeat signs. The Austin-based establishment’s witty messages are updated daily and beloved by locals and online fans alike.

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