Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

September 27, 2022

Multi-Talented Creative Crafts Charming Crochet Projects and Shows You How

Creative Khara Plicanic is a multi-talented maker. Working on and off a screen, she produces charming objects and imagery spanning photography, digital art, and analog crafts. Full of color and whimsy, Plicanic’s pieces will inspire you to create—no matter your medium. Plicanic has a knack for breaking down a variety of creative subjects so that they're easy to understand and fun at the same time.

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September 22, 2022

Raccoon and Fawn Who Both Lost Their Moms Form a Sweet Friendship

In 2021, licensed wildlife rehabilitator Carrie Long received a call about a baby raccoon that needed help. Cold, wet, and hungry, Long was alerted just in time. The raccoon was three weeks old, had been abandoned by his mother, and was barely surviving a rainstorm. Long took him in and nursed him back to health, and she named him Jasper.

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September 21, 2022

14 Illustrated Mental Health Facts That Educate While Breaking the Stigmas Surrounding It

Illustrator and author Holly Chisholm is using her creative skills as a way to help others feel less alone. She has created illustrative visualizations of mental health statistics, selecting 14 important facts that are enhanced by her charming artwork. In pairing the colorful images with research and stats, she is hoping to educate her audience while dismantling the stigma around mental health.

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September 20, 2022

Hand Lettering Artist Illustrates Empowering Phrases And Will Show You How

Hand lettering artist Danison Fronda fosters joy through his expressive letterforms and watercolor paintings. His optimism shines through handwritten empowering phrases that are often paired with colorfully painted backdrops. With gentle reminders like “practice makes progress” and “drown out the doubt,” you’re sure to feel better once you see his work.

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