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.
September 19, 2022

AI Portraits Imagine How Celebrities Would Look If They Were Still Alive Today

There are many celebrities who have unexpectedly passed away, long before they reached old age. You can’t help but wonder, what would they have looked like when they were older? Well, ponder no more. With the help of AI technology, photographer and lawyer Alper Yesiltas has created a series called As If Nothing Happened that seemingly brings pop culture icons back to life.

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September 15, 2022

Parents Are Sharing Their Black Daughters’ Sweet Reactions To Seeing ‘The Little Mermaid’ Trailer

Disney is releasing a live-action version of The Little Mermaid and giving fans a first look. The trailer is making waves, particularly among Black girls who are so excited to see Halle Bailey take on the role of the first Black Ariel. Parents are sharing heartwarming videos of their children’s reactions to seeing Bailey, and they demonstrate just how powerful on-screen representation is. The videos show the girls beaming as Bailey appears in the trailer.

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September 12, 2022

Eye-Opening Photo Shows Long-Term Effects of Wearing Sunscreen on Your Face But Not Neck

If you want to preserve your youthful skin, wearing sunscreen should be on the top of your to-do list. Excessive sun exposure can make skin look older—in addition to increased risks for cancer. Sunscreens are highly effective in preventing both of these adverse results. To illustrate this point, a 92-year-old’s face and neck show just how much it matters that you wear protective sun cream. The image, along with commentary by Dr.

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