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.

February 1, 2023

Valentine’s Day Sale at My Modern Met Store: Save 15% on All of Our Creative Products

The sweetest day of the year is quickly approaching—one that’s synonymous with love and tasty treats. We’re talking about Valentine’s Day! To celebrate this lovely holiday, My Modern Met Store is having a Valentine’s Day Sale. From now until February 14 at 11:59 PM PST, use the code MYVALENTINE to save 15% on your entire order on everything in our shop. (This includes our sale items.)

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January 31, 2023

Amazing UV Ink Tattoos Glow With Blue ‘UVealism’ With a Blacklight

As tattoos continue to permeate cultures, tattooists are innovating their designs and techniques like never before. Sydney-based artist Jonny Hall is using ultraviolet light to add a blue glow to his realistic body art. He’s dubbed the approach UVealism—a clever portmanteau of UV (ultraviolet) and realism. The unique UV ink enhances elements of the tattoo to make it come to life when under a blacklight.

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January 27, 2023

Actor Ke Huy Quan’s Oscar Nomination Is Heartwarming Proof That It’s Never Too Late

It can sometimes feel like you’ve missed your chance with your career. With actors, this particular feeling can be acute. Will the role they just played be their last? Actor Ke Huy Quan quit acting for decades after being a child star in iconic films including The Goonies and Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. (This was an unintended break as there was a dearth of roles for Asian actors.)

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January 25, 2023

Watch an Astronaut Get “Stuck” in Microgravity, Left Floating in Space

Astronauts go through all sorts of training to prepare for what it will be like in space. This includes experiencing microgravity, aka mirco-g. Moving around in it is challenging. If you need any idea of just how challenging, check out this short video of an astronaut who doesn't have access to handles or supports. Without something to grip onto and propel himself around, he’s momentarily stuck floating in mid-air.

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