Posts by Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. 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 4, 2020

People Are Still Recreating Artwork From Home for the ‘Getty Museum Challenge’

The coronavirus quarantines restricted many of us from partaking in some of our most beloved recreational activities—including visiting art museums—but these lockdowns didn’t stifle the creativity and ingenuity of people around the world. While many folks were stuck in their homes (and continue to, for the most part, stay home), they have found ways to entertain themselves while paying homage to some of the most iconic works in art history.

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July 28, 2020

Photographer Captures Magical Sight of Brilliant Blue Butterflies Clustered on a Tree

Photographer Kelvin Hudson came across a magical sight that would typically be reserved for a fairytale. While in the forest, he captured an image of a tree partially cloaked with a cluster of blue morpho butterflies. A majority of the brilliant winged creatures gathered around the trunk of the tree while others spread out in small groups on surrounding branches. The resulting image is awe-inspiring.

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July 26, 2020

20 Charming Tea Infusers That Are Brewing With Creativity

Do you enjoy tea time? For many folks, having a spot of tea is a ritual of their afternoon. If that’s the case for you, then it’s probably a wise investment to get a tea infuser (or two). These handy kitchen devices are simple to use. Just place loose, dried tea leaves in the infuser’s pouch, secure it, and then dunk the steeper in a mug of hot water and wait for it to brew.

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July 23, 2020

Artist Becomes Infinite Through His Mind-Bending Series of Painted Self Portraits

The self-portrait has long been a fixture in painting. Picasso, Vincent van Gogh, and Frida Kahlo are just a few creatives known for their famous artworks that place themselves at the center. Continuing this tradition is Chicago-based artist Seamus Wray. He has recently delighted the internet with his series of self-portrait paintings that have a twist straight out of the movie Inception.

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