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.

August 9, 2022

YouTuber Scours Unclaimed Baggage Store To Reunite Travelers With Their Lost Luggage

Losing luggage is, at best, annoying; and at worst, tragic. Having anything disappear is a crummy feeling, and one YouTuber has tried to lessen the blow by reuniting owners with their lost items. In a video titled I Bought LOST LUGGAGE and RETURNED IT to the Owner, Hope Allen, aka HopeScope, searches through a trove of abandoned objects to try and find beloved lost things.

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August 2, 2022

Embroidery Artist Puts a Twist on Her Hoop Art by Stitching Fabric Photographs

There are endless creative possibilities with embroidery—it's not just a needle and thread. Floor Giebels, aka Full Metal Needle, is one artist who goes beyond the traditions of the craft by incorporating photography into her hoop art. Her pieces feature figures with their backs turned towards the camera, looking out at picturesque landscapes. Areas including the ocean, grassy fields, and forests remain as printed images while the characters are enhanced with stitching.

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August 1, 2022

Very Rare Jellyfish Is Captured on Video for the First Time

There's a lot we don’t know about the creatures that inhabit the ocean. The waters are vast, making some marine life so seldomly seen that it's a big deal when they're caught on camera. Such was the case for a diver off the coast of Papua New Guinea. While swimming in the waters there, a soccer ball-sized jellyfish started gliding next to them going “quite fast.” The incredible sight was all captured on crystal-clear video.

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July 28, 2022

Symbolic Space Patch Celebrates the Launch of the James Webb Space Telescope

Patches have long been a way to commemorate an event or an achievement. Designer Tim Gagnon creates special space patches that celebrate and remember the amazing accomplishments of NASA. Sold through A-B Emblem, the official NASA patch manufacturer for more than 50 years, the patches produced by Gagnon offer illustrative designs of individual missions, teams, and history-making moments. Of his vast, awe-inspiring designs, Gagnon’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

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