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.
June 23, 2020

10 LGBTQ+ Makers on Etsy Crafting Creative Products During Pride Month and Beyond

June is Pride Month. While this year’s events—particularly the marches—look different, there is still a cause for celebration. It is the 50th anniversary of the first Pride March, and the spirit of the parade is very much alive. Pride is about affirming the identities and increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people—those who have been marginalized and told that who they are doesn’t matter.

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June 22, 2020

22 Creative Kitchen Tools That Put the “Fun” in Functional

Cooking in your kitchen is usually time well spent, but if you’ve been whipping up something tasty on a regular basis, it might be time to upgrade your cooking utensils. While you might be tempted to look for a plain wooden spoon or a ho-hum vegetable peeler, why not consider going a more playful route? There are plenty of playful kitchen tools that will add some whimsy to even the most boring cooking tasks.

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June 20, 2020

Street Photography Reveals the Candid Coincidences Hiding in Plain Sight

Photographer Anthimos Ntagkas, aka Daganth, has a penchant for being in the right place at the right time. His portfolio features random people, animals, objects, and advertisements that interact with each other in often humorous ways. In one scene, a giant man appears ready to chow down on a group of tiny people standing in a line on a diving board.

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June 19, 2020

Japanese Grandma Chronicles Sweet Bond Between Her Grandkids and 3 Giant Poodles

Children and dogs are often a perfect match. One reason? The little humans are as big as the adult pooches! And in the case of a Japanese girl named Mame, her brother Mugi, and their giant poodle companions named Riku, Gaku, and Qoo, they couldn’t be more adorable. The crew is tight-knit and enjoys the best of life together by dressing in costumes, exploring the outdoors, and taking plenty of naps.

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