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.


July 17, 2021

Creative Couple Playfully Interacts With Architecture to Reveal the Extraordinary of Everyday

If you keep your eyes peeled, you can find a bit of magic in even the most ordinary places. Creative duo Daniel Rueda and Anna Devís demonstrate this through their charming photographs that incorporate illusion and landscapes—particularly architecture. Each image feels like it is part of a carefully constructed set. But, in reality, it’s Rueda and Devís’ keen eye that notices architectural details just begging for their playful touch.

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July 15, 2021

French Citizens Hurry to Book Vaccines After President Says Dining Out Will Require Vaccination

We are in the midst of the largest vaccination roll-out in history. The COVID-19 vaccines are the key to getting the world past the pandemic, and in countries where there are enough doses to go around, there is still some hesitancy around getting a jab. In the United States, things like lottery drawings and free beer have been used to incentivize people to schedule their shots.

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July 12, 2021

Glowing Milky Way Photo Makes Red Terrain of Arizona Look Like an Alien Planet

The red rock mountains in the American Southwest look like they belong on another planet. Photography further proves this fact, as shown by Derek Culver in his awe-inspiring image of the twisted rock formations of the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness in Arizona. Lit by the light of the Milky Way, this otherworldly scene has a haunting appeal while at the same time, begging you to explore its alluring rocky terrain.

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