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.

May 24, 2023

Brazilian Soccer Star Speaks Out Over Racism He Experienced During Spanish Gameplay

Vinícius Júnior is a 22-year-old Brazillian soccer player who has been the subject of racist abuse while on the field. On Sunday, May 21, 2023, his team Real Madrid played a game against Valencia CF and Vinícius endured persistent racist taunting. Valencia fans called Vinícius “mono” (Spanish for monkey) when he arrived at the stadium and throughout the game.

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May 22, 2023

12 LGBTQ+ Makers on Etsy Crafting Creative Products During Pride Month and Beyond

June is Pride Month. Now, more than ever, it's important to keep LBGTQIA+ issues at the forefront and let your pride flag fly. Pride is about affirming the identities and increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people—those who have been marginalized and told that who they are doesn’t matter. Making art can be therapeutic as well as productive, and there are many creatives who express themselves in doing so.

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May 19, 2023

Luxury Resort in Thailand Takes Design Cues From the Golden Age of Train Travel

If you're enthralled with the romantic notion of train travel, then the InterContinental Khao Yai Resort in Thailand is the place for you. The resort is located in the Nakhon Ratchasima province, Pak Chong district, and invites you to explore the “golden age of train travel” through its idyllic accommodations and surrounding natural beauty. There are even upcycled train carriages included in the resort design.

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