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.

March 27, 2020

Bluprint Is Making All 1,300 of Its Creative Classes Free for Two Weeks

As some of us are entering weeks into a COVID-19 shutdown, becoming stir crazy is a growing concern. Luckily, folks from across the internet have come up with ways to keep us engaged and entertained. And now thanks to Bluprint, a streaming service that has already mastered creativity at home, you and your loved ones can make the most of your time together.

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March 20, 2020

You Can Take Virtual Tours of the U.S. National Parks While You’re Social Distancing

In light of the mandate for social distancing (due to the COVID-19 pandemic), many in-person activities are being reimagined online. You can, for instance, watch the Metropolitan Opera perform nightly live-streams and take an afternoon to peruse some of the world’s top art museums. But if you’re itching to be outside among nature, Google Arts & Culture has made it possible for you to take a virtual walk through the amazing U.S. national parks.

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March 19, 2020

Spring Sale at My Modern Met Store: Save 15% on All of Our Creative Products

The snow has finally melted and flowers are starting to bloom—that’s right, it’s spring! The first day of the season is on March 19, and to celebrate, My Modern Met Store is having a sale. From March 19 to March 26 11:59 PM PDT, use the code SPRINGSPRUNG15 to save 15% on your entire order on everything in our shop. This includes our items on sale.

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