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.

April 22, 2021

20 of the Best Mother’s Day Gifts You Can Only Find on Etsy

The hustle and bustle of modern life can be a challenge on the best days, but social distancing has added a new meaning to “quality family time.” So for Mother’s Day on May 9 (in the United States), they deserve something extra special. Etsy is the place to go for one-of-a-kind gifts, and they've got something for all of the most important women in your life—whether it’s your mom, aunt, sister, or grandma.

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April 19, 2021

24 Artsy Mother’s Day Cards Offering Creatively Sweet Sentiments

The beginning of spring means that Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Now is the time to start looking for the perfect card for the greatest woman in your life. Luckily, there's no shortage of unique cards from independent makers around the world. Or, if you’re feeling crafty, you can let yourself be inspired by the beauty and wit of creatives and make your own artsy sentiment.

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